Practical challenges and stigma must be overcome for such an effort to succeed, but success could yield a blueprint for future care.
It is expected that by 2030, more than 257,000 people with opioid use disorder will have died from endocarditis associated with injection drug use.
While reasons patients avoid addiction care are complex, providers are modeling the ample opportunity clinics have to engage underrepresented groups.
A discussion with the medical director of the National Harm Reduction Coalition sheds light on structural failures that impact people with substance use.
Pioneering curriculum aims to strengthen inpatient nursing’s role in providing evidence-based care for patients with substance use disorder.