The opioid fix : America's addiction crisis and the solution they don't want you to have / Barbara Andraka-Christou
- Andraka-Christou, Barbara, 1988-
- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
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- Physical Description:
- 276 pages ; 24 cm
- What's Nixon got to do with It? A history of medication-assisted treatment -- A strained relationship : Alcoholics Anonymous and medication-assisted treatment -- The perils and promises of treatment centers -- Methadone clinics : maintaining stigma for decades -- The elusive addiction-treating physician -- When criminal justice administrators make medical decisions -- Learning from other countries.
- "The author blames part of the US opioid crisis on policy that espouses abstinence-focused treatment for people addicted to opioids. The author tells the stories of people in recovery and argues that medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, needs to be available to anyone suffering from opioid abuse. The interrelated barriers to MAT-from physicians who won't prescribe it, to drug courts that mandate counseling (and counselors who deride it), to politicians who ban it-demonstrate ill-advised narrow-mindedness in the author's view"--
- 9781421437651 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1421437651 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-267) and index.
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- Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries)
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