Fighting stigma, building a career treating substance-use disorders
Learn how AMA member Alena Balasanova, MD, is helping to fill the gaps in addiction psychiatry and medication-assisted treatment in Nebraska.
Black patients less likely to get treatment for opioid-use disorder
Financial barriers widen racial inequities in access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid-use disorder, creating a large disparity in prescriptions.
The opioid epidemic and emerging public health policy priorities
Adm. Brett P. Giroir, MD, of the Department of Health and Human Services, explores this national problem, along with potential solutions.
90% who need substance-use disorder treatment don’t get it
But we can change that by removing the barriers to evidence-based medical treatment for this chronic medical condition.
AMA in the News
AMA in the News: October 2019
Read media highlights mentioning the American Media Association for October 2019.
National opioid policy roadmap highlights state efforts on epidemic
Analysis identifies effective state policies used to combat the opioid epidemic.
Opioid epidemic: 6 key steps that states should take now
The AMA’s in-depth analysis informs a proven road map that states can follow to successfully fight the opioid epidemic and improve pain care.
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