Let's Talk addiction and medical discrimination
Let’s Talk New Mexico, 9/29 8a: Study after study has found people with substance use disorders suffer from some of the highest rates of stigma of any mental health disorder, and the discrimination that comes along with that stigma can lead to loss of employment, housing, child custody, benefits, and much more, including access to healthcare.
People dealing with addiction, even those in recovery, face morepotential health issues, and require more care than traditional patients. Therefore, easy access to healthcare is vital for them to lead a productive, happy life. But some people with substance use disorders will avoid care altogether because of internalized stigma, and even when they do seek treatment, they contend with longer wait times, and some doctors will outright refuse to treat them, shuffling them to different departments, for example.
On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico we’ll discuss addiction and discrimination in medical settings. What’s the source of the problem, and are there any solutions? And we want to hear from you! Have you or a loved one faced discrimination for past or current substance use? Are you a medical professional who has seen this happen? Email us at LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show at (505) 277-5866, Thursday morning at 8.
Catherine, in treatment for Substance Use Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety
Dr. Leslie Hayes, Family and Addiction Medicine,El Centro Family Health, Española, New Mexico
Teresa Carr, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Director, CARE Campus
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
Dose of Reality – has contact information for several detox and treatment options, and links to resources like narcan and tips on how to use safely
ASAP – Outpatient detox center, counseling and mental health services, medical treatment, buprenorphine, methadone and narcan
Duke City Recovery Toolbox – outpatient services, counseling and mental health services, medical treatment, buprenorphine, methadone and narcan
Turning Point Recovery – Outpatient and inpatient detox, intensive outpatient rehab, inpatient rehab, acute inpatient psychiatric care,
Shadow Mountain Recovery – Dual diagnosis counseling, outpatient detox, intensive outpatient rehab, residential rehab and detox
Turquoise Lodge – Residential rehab and medical detox, intensive outpatient rehab
CARE campus – all services are FREE, inpatient medical detox, psychological crisis stabilization, inpatient rehabilitation, after-care residential community
SAMSHA national hotline– 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 24/7 national otline with information and resources on treatment and local services.