Stigma as a fundamental hindrance to the United States opioid overdose crisis response

PLoS Med. 2019 Nov 26;16(11):e1002969. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002969. eCollection 2019 Nov.

Abstract

Alexander Tsai and co-authors discuss the role of stigma in responses to the US opioid crisis.

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics, Opioid / therapeutic use
  • Drug Overdose / epidemiology
  • Drug Overdose / psychology*
  • Drug Overdose / therapy
  • Humans
  • Opioid-Related Disorders / epidemiology
  • Opioid-Related Disorders / psychology*
  • Opioid-Related Disorders / therapy
  • Social Stigma*
  • United States / epidemiology

Substances

  • Analgesics, Opioid

Grant support

The authors received no specific funding for this work.