Health Disparities, Substance-Use Disorders, and Primary-Care.
This chapter discusses the barriers related to treating substance use disorders (SUD) in primary-care building an argument that stigma is the largest health disparity left to overcome in this setting. Reviewing the history of treatment in primary-care, common medications prescribed, laws, and regulations that make this care possible in this setting. Owing to the sheer numbers of people with SUD and mental health concerns, primary-care and their related payers must recognize for many regions of the United States those community needs are related to the diagnosis and treatment of SUDs and their related behavioral and physical health problems.
Published In/Presented At
Colistra, A. L., Ward, A., & Smith, E. (2023). Health Disparities, Substance-Use Disorders, and Primary-Care. Primary care, 50(1), 57–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pop.2022.11.001
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine Residents, Fellows and Residents