Opioid addiction patients shared their experiences navigating the complex and lightly regulated addiction treatment industry. Read their stories here
Nice: same program, one track for rich ppl who get medication & more compassionate care, the other for poor/coerced pts who get the same old tough love, abstinence confrontation that we know does harm
US inequality: “patients with good insurance go upstairs to Serenity, a 28-day inpatient & detox facility” Those without “go downstairs to a 2-year program that shaves male patients’ heads, shuns addiction medication & relies on ‘confrontational therapy’”
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