Manage episode 316095417 series 10998
Overcoming Stigma in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorder
Stigma is often based on myth, superstition, or prejudice against another group. These beliefs, not based on fact or evidence, often lead to a negative impact on mental health – and is especially seen in patients with substance use disorder.
During COVID, the opioid epidemic has continued to rage through America, making it imperative that pharmacists and other health care providers go the extra mile to be conscious of how stigma hinders the treatment of those suffering from substance abuse disorder.
Guest: Dr. Thomas Franko, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and coordinator of the Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction APhA Special Interest Group.
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