Research should be prioritized...
In this NEJM article you'll learn about:
- Opioid overdose deaths are rising faster in Black, Latinx, and American Indian and Alaska Native populations. These groups also use medications for opioid use disorder at lower rates and have worse health outcomes.
- Prioritizing research that informs policy could help advance equity in SUD-related outcomes. People in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs) have an opportunity to participate more fully in society.
- SUD-related outcomes can be improved by addressing structural racism, inequities in housing, food, employment and criminal justice systems. Preventative approaches could help narrow access to care and outcomes for SUD patients.