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Barriers to addressing the opioid crisis

There are two types of barriers to addressing the opioid crisis: those related to individuals, and those related to systems. Although there is a considerable amount of research on the most effective ways to treat opioid use disorder, there are also many missed opportunities to apply common sense and compassion.


  • No single approach can solve all the issues related to the misuse of opioids and other drugs.


Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse