Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Be Part of Every Family Physician’s Practice

Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Be Part of Every Family Physician’s Practice

Point/Counterpoint: Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Be Part of Every Family Physician’s Practice: Yes. Ann Fam Med July/August 2017 15:309-310

“Let us be the standard-bearers for a community based response to the opioid epidemic. While there is a critical need for informed public health policy, our work is on the ground. There are no signposts here, only patients alongside us. No one expects us to fix the problem, least of all the patients we treat. Our challenge is to “be there” for them, acknowledge their struggle, and maintain what is still, too often, a narrow, uncertain, and unmarked path toward recovery.”

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