While substance use disorders have long been viewed as primarily affecting men, women, transgender, and non-binary individuals also suffer from addiction at high rates.
While addiction knows no bounds, it disproportionately affects certain groups of people. As baby boomers age, they’re more likely to develop an addiction.
Integrating substance use services into the healthcare system can improve access to those services for 20.9 million Americans.
A new bill has been introduced in New York that could help increase access to these vital services. The bill calls to improve drug treatment access by providing transportation to those who cannot get there on their own.
While there are many factors that affect health equity, specialized electronic health records have the potential to play a significant role.