ACADEMIC RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

2019

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"STIGMA AS A FUNDAMENTAL HINDRANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OPIOID OVERDOSE CRISIS RESPONSE"

PLOS MEDICINE, NOVEMBER 26, 2019

The current United States opioid overdose crisis is a complex, multifaceted, public health emergency that urgently requires the implementation of evidence-based primary, secondary, and tertiary preventive interventions. We develop a typology of the stigma related to opioid use, showing how multiple dimensions of stigma continue to fundamentally hinder the response to the crisis.