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  • Ann Tucker

Stigma is Harming Our Patients: Addressing Opioid and Substance Use Disorders by Changing Culture

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th, 2021 / 11:00AM-12:00PM CT The drug use and misuse epidemic continues to worsen in the setting of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 81,000 people in the United States died of drug overdoses in the 12-month period ending May 2020, the largest annual increase ever recorded and the majority related to opioids. Stigma of people with substance use disorder is widespread and directly results in numerous barriers that result in less than 20% of people with addiction being able to access to treatment. This webinar will provide a deep dive into stigma, how it permeates into healthcare, and how one team in Texas worked to change the minds and organizational culture in a quest to improve care. Register here

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