People with substance use disorder frequently experience discrimination, access issues, and incomplete treatment that negatively impact their recovery potential. this activity provides participants with information on potential stigmatizing behaviors, data on access to harm reduction measures within the state of Alabama, and practices that can help close gaps in care and mitigate the use, treatment, relapse cycle.   

Healthcare providers in the United States are faced with a real dilemma – appropriately managing pain in their patients and at the same time not contributing to the national opioid epidemic.  This module provides participants with strategies for managing patients with drug seeking behavior.