Category Archives: by Martin Rosenzweig

Treating opioid use disorder for what it is: A chronic medical condition

In the United States, opioid use disorder (OUD) is an epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day 91 Americans lose their lives to opioid overdose.1 Many of us know someone who has a substance use disorder. Yet stigma and lack of understanding thwart efforts to deal with the crisis on […]
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Taming the rising cost of substance use disorders

Today, substance use disorders (SUDs) among people ages 18 to 25 far exceeds that of adults 26 and older. Substance use disorder encompasses abuse of alcohol and drugs, the use of illegal substances such as heroin, as well as legal substances such as prescription medications not prescribed or recommended by a physician. While the overall […]
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