Female Opioid Research & Clinical Experts
FORCE intends to drive awareness of the critical need for ongoing outpatient “evidence-based treatment” and the importance of “staying alive and functional.”
FORCE will take on common injustices and treatment barriers rooted in stigma, including: a law enforcement mentality that criminalizes rather than treats opioid addiction, reliance on treatment modalities that are not supported by clinical evidence; and inadequate societal support for access to high-quality addiction treatment, including reimbursement coverage of life-saving medications.
Our responsibility as physicians is to bring evidence-based care to patients who are in need, to help educate families on what that care should look like, to help educate policy makers on what policies should be put into place to support appropriate care, treatment and prevention.
– Dr. Kelly Clark