May

    Opioid Summit II: Addressing Legal Barriers to Addiction Care and Treatment

    10:30 AM EDT

    Despite years of policy work to address the opioid overdose epidemic, drug overdose rates and other related health harms are worse than ever. Discrimination against people with substance use disorders remains pervasive in housing, employment, and even in health care. The vast majority of people with substance use disorder do not receive treatment, and this is true even when effective, evidence-based treatment exists—such as in the case of medications for opioid use disorder. Even among those tha
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    Despite years of policy work to address the opioid overdose epidemic, drug overdose rates and other related health harms are worse than ever. Discrimination against people with substance use disorders remains pervasive in housing, employment, and even in health care. The vast majority of people with substance use disorder do not receive treatment, and this is true even when effective, evidence-based treatment exists—such as in the case of medications for opioid use disorder. Even among those that seek treatment, many are arbitrarily denied evidence-based care. While the reasons are multifactorial, there remain significant legal barriers to appropriate addiction care and treatment.

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    Web

    Date

    May 13 - 14, 2021

    2021-05-13T10:30:00-04:00 2021-05-14T16:30:00-04:00 Opioid Summit II: Addressing Legal Barriers to Addiction Care and Treatment Despite years of policy work to address the opioid overdose epidemic, drug overdose rates and other related health harms are worse than ever. Discrimination against people with substance use disorders remains pervasive in housing, employment, and even in health care. The vast majority of people with substance use disorder do not receive treatment, and this is true even when effective, evidence-based treatment exists—such as in the case of medications for opioid use disorder. Even among those tha

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