Myths Persist about People with Opioid Use Disorder
Myths about will power and moral weakness keep people with opioid use disorder from receiving effective medications, say Melissa S. Fry and Melissa Cyders, IU professors who study opioid use disorder and the attitudes that surround it. First published in The Conversation
, their article dispels myths that make people hesitant to support science-based treatments. Click here to read their article
The Fate of Children in the Opioid Crisis
With the opioid crisis having profound effects on so much of our community, some of the most vulnerable victims are the children who have lost their parents — emotionally or physically — to drug addiction or overdose. The system we have to address the problem — foster care, legal guardianships, and adoption — is overwhelmed. Writer Ann Georgescu looks at the issue. Click here to read the full story.