Addiction treatment is broken. Here’s what it should look like


Good morning readers –

I just wanted to share my first opinion piece for STAT News that was published this morning.

” few Americans get anywhere near 90 days of care. Within the confines of existing insurance networks, short-term treatment of 28 days or less is all that most Americans are offered — if they can get any help at all. This ultimately reflects the soft bigotry of low expectations: an inadequate care system designed to deliver less than what people need because we still moralize addiction and do not value people who have substance use disorders.”

Link Here: Addiction treatment is broken. Here’s what it should look like


Thoughts welcomed

Bill Stauffer





3 thoughts on “Addiction treatment is broken. Here’s what it should look like

  1. Nice job.

    I’ve been watching the reactions on Twitter and the Stat website. It’s interesting that the physicians comments are critical. (It’s a small number and who knows if they represent any larger sentiment.)

    It’s also too bad that they dismiss it on the basis falsehood and questioning the characters of researchers you cite, rather than the data in their findings.

    Keep it up.

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  2. I am mulling on why that may be. It is hard to speculate why. It has been my experience that negative perceptions about addiction and those of us in recovery show up in odd places. Without regard to education.


  3. I agree 100% with Bill Stauffer. Well written editorial. The “haters” of the editorial seem to be those who would not be convinced of another point of view no matter how much evidence was presented. Don’t waste your time trying to persuade the unpersuadable.


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