5 reasons to read the surgeon general’s opioid epidemic report
The AMA calls on the nation’s physicians to read this timely new report from the U.S. surgeon general. Find out what you will learn from America’s top doctor.
4 factors that add to stigma surrounding opioid-use disorder
The stigma surrounding opioid-use disorder stands in the way of ending the opioid epidemic. Find out how to overcome stigma and effectively treat opioid-use disorder.
Top 10 stories from the 2018 AMA Annual Meeting
The AMA House of Delegates weighs in on gun violence, health care AI, the cost of health insurance, barriers to opioid-use disorder treatment, and more.
Surgeon general to AMA: Look upstream to prevent nation’s ills
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, challenged his fellow AMA delegates to lead a civil discussion on issues critical to helping patients live longer, healthier lives.
Training tomorrow’s physicians to help reverse the opioid epidemic
Jason Jerry, MD, uses medication-assisted treatment for patients with opioid-use disorders and teaches residents how they can help reduce harm from the opioid epidemic.
Physicians key to cutting stigma of opioid addiction
Physician efforts have begun to change the landscape of the opioid addiction epidemic. Vigilance is required to support comprehensive pain care and not increase the stigma for patients with real pain.
Treating substance use disorder as a family physician
Family physicians can treat a patient’s substance abuse disorder the same as any other chronic medical condition. Knowing the patients and their families well helps reduce stigma of illness.
3 steps for talking with patients about substance use disorder
Physicians who want to start a conversation about substance use face the issue of how to avoid stigmatizing the patient. Three suggestions offer a way to promote an effective patient-physician dialogue.
How to talk about substance use disorders with your patients
Physicians often struggle with how to open the conversation about substance abuse with patients. But it’s critical for patient safety that physicians discuss how to prevent misuse and overdose, and get treatment.