Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDineen, Kelly K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPendo, Elizabethen_US
dc.identifier.citationKelly K. Dineen & Elizabeth Pendo, Ending the War on People with Substance Disorders in Health Care, AM. J. BIOETHICS, v. 21, no. 4 (2021), at 20.en_US
dc.description.abstractEarp et al. (2021) provide a robust justification for the decriminalization of drugs based on the systemic racism that fuels the “war on drugs” and the ongoing harms of drug policies to individuals. The authors’ call for decriminalization is a necessary but insufficient step in addressing the entrenched structural, institutional, and individual discrimination that leads to the inequitable and unjust treatment of people with substance use disorder (PWSUD). Nothing short of robust enforcement of existing legal protections and sweeping legal reforms in the regulation of addiction treatment, controlled substances, health care finance, and civil rights law will be adequate to achieve equity and remedy the malignant injustice in this area. This commentary addresses the widespread subrogation of PWSUD in the health care system, which is characterized by the disempowerment, disparagement, and sometimes outright abandonment of patients—a persistent pattern of mistreatment that would spark outrage and condemnation for people with any other health condition.en_US
dc.titleEnding the war on people with substance disorders in health careen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.title.workThe American Journal of Bioethicsen_US
dc.subject.fastSubstance abuse
dc.subject.fastMedical care
dc.subject.fastSubstance abuse--Treatment
dc.subject.fastDiscrimination in medical care
dc.program.unitSchool of Lawen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorDineen, Kelly K.en_US

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record