• Treatment and Prevention Strategies to Reduce Opioid Misuse

    12 days ago - By Samhsa

    By Robert Baillieu M.D., M.P.H., Physician and Senior Clinical and Practice Advisor, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
    In managing or preventing substance use disorders, nothing should occur in isolation. People and systems of care are complex. They require frequent observation, assessment and understanding. To this end, systems focused on medical models, statistics and abstract ideas do not take fully into account the reality of a patient's situation and place too great an emphasis on the individual as being the source of their own suffering. Such paradigms, while accepting that...
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