Stigma remains a challenge in community discussions of substance use disorder (SUD) and SUD treatment. It may create obstacles as an organization in a rural area works to establish a new treatment facility.
The drug landscape changes constantly as substances and analogues are introduced or used in different ways.
Federal and state agencies, local health departments, and health care providers across the country have become increasingly concerned about the rise of xylazine, an adulterant often found in combination with fentanyl and also mix
Public health analyst in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Health Equity, Gem Daus defines health inequities as differences in health status that are unnecessary, avoidable, unfair, and unjust.