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Addressing Bias and Stigma in the Language We Use With Persons With Opioid Use Disorder: A Narrative Review (

Despite an increase in access to medications for opioid use disorder, less than 20% of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) receive treatment. Stigmatizing language has been identified as a potential trigger for explicit and implicit biases that may adversely affect treatment enrollment and quality of care for persons with OUD.


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