A poverty of ideas from experts

I spotted this article about what’s missing from Philadelphia’s approach to the opioid crisis.

A few things leap out at me:

  • 0 = number of times the word “recover” or “recovery” appear.
  • The only treatments specifically mentioned were agonist medications, and the only treatment providers mentioned were primary care physicians, emergency departments, and methadone programs.
  • The only proposed response to drugs other than opioids was harm reduction

2 thoughts on “A poverty of ideas from experts

  1. Perhaps the notion of meeting people where they’re at has become a tacit endorsement of leaving them there?

    I see comments like flooding the streets with products, bupe, naloxone, methadone… and wonder how that is perceived on the streets.


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