Doctors and Nurses Addicted to Opioids Are Often Barred from the Most Effective Treatment

While non-disciplinary treatment programs support healthcare professionals experiencing substance use disorders, many of these programs are often accompanied by barriers to medication-assisted therapies (MAT) for substance use disorders. Vice, the New England Journal on Medicine, and other platforms have been rallying critiques regarding the exclusion of MAT in treatment programs for healthcare providers. The article provokes thought on the benefits of MAT’s universal utility and on how to overcome stigma within a system that is trying to defeat it.

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