Este documento destaca el impacto negativo desproporcionado del estigma y las prácticas restrictivas de prescripción entre las personas que usan drogas. Más información, en inglés, está disponible abajo.


By sciencedirect

In Canada, the rise in prescription opioid (PO) overdoses and addiction is a major public health concern. Various health authorities have recently recommended that physicians use caution when prescribing opioids, especially to people with histories of substance use. As a result, fewer therapeutic options are available for people who use drugs (PWUD) and suffer from chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). This paper examines how PWUD describe their experiences with CNCP management in the context of the opioid crisis.

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