Sure, it’s a terrific way to generate public interest and support, and raise funds for the cause. But when the dust settles, the results are almost always a disappointment.
I heard one man exclaim in a packed hospital waiting room. “It’s her damn job. She took an oath.” I was struck by his sense of entitlement. And I could envision how, enhanced by withdrawal and desperation, it could turn violent.Read More
If you work in public health, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Now when people in need show up, whether it’s at the clinic, in the ER, or in the hospital, there are funds to help defray the cost.Read More
…the preoccupation with overdose death rates inadvertently distracted the public from a much larger and more enduring medical and social problem: an expanding population of persons with chronic Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).Read More