Episode 58: Gaps in Addiction Treatment, Magnified by the National Opioid Epidemic

We live in an age with ever-advancing psychiatric treatments for mental health and addiction, yet the opioid epidemic continues to rage unabated.

With all these modern tools at our disposal, why is our approach to addiction treatment still failing?

Our latest guest in our 3 part Opioid Crisis Series, Dr. Michael Genovese, Chief Medical Officer at Acadia Healthcare, joins the show to examine what’s missing from today’s addiction toolkit — and what can be done to fill the gaps.

We discuss:

  • The stigma of addiction and lack of doctors specializing in its treatment
  • The medical and law enforcement challenges in treating the opioid epidemic
  • The need for system-level policy changes to address the crisis

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