By Monica E. Oss When I read last Sunday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, I was surprised that perceptions of addiction treatment hadn't progressed further. The article, People Taking Medication To Treat Opioid Addiction Face Stigma That They're Not 'Fully Recovered', was focused on the perception that recovery excludes the use of medications. They quoted a consumer who had been in recovery for over a year, but was still being referred to as "Methadone Mary" in her 12-step meeting. And, a clinical professional reflecting on his "patients who believe they aren't ‘clean’ because they're on MAT (medication-assisted treatment).” One solution offered in the article…
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