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Healthcare Providers That Cause Harm


Keven and Trew 2019


Below is a short video from me talking about a subject that brings up anger and hurt each time I think or hear about it. The following three quotes bring home my point and all come from a website called "STAT" which is about health, medicine, and the life sciences.


"Stigma is killing people with substance use disorders. Health care providers need to rid themselves of it."


"The stigma of addiction comes from the negative feelings that many health care professionals harbor for people struggling with substance use disorders, and their beliefs that poor personal choices, “moral failing,” and defects of character are to blame for the disease. These feelings and beliefs mirror those of the general public."


"Stigma — society’s negative attitudes and behaviors towards individuals because of their substance use disorders — propagated by people working in health care causes feelings of shame, limits access to care, and ultimately contributes to vicious cycles of addiction. This is particularly true for people living with opioid use disorder"."




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Thanks Barbara. I agree everybody needs to be named and known and seen and loved regardless of our situation. BTW, I just finished Katherine James book today. If you have a chance I think it's worth the time. https://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Orion-Sons-Addiction-Mothers/dp/0830845771/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VNNVSJ8JOP9U&keywords=a+prayer+for+orion&qid=1651625827&sprefix=prayer+for+orion%2Caps%2C141&sr=8-1

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Barbara Legere
Barbara Legere
04 de mai. de 2022
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I will put her book on my list. I have about ten sitting in a pile at the moment. there's not enough time in the day to do all I need/want to do.

Thanks, Clyde!

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You did such a great job on this. It was nice to actually see you via video. I feel like I have known you for so long and yet have never actually seen you in an animated state, which is funny. Keep up the good work and congrats on your book and all the great reviews. I fully intend to read it in the near future.❤️

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Tori Lee Realtor
Tori Lee Realtor
28 de abr. de 2022

By the way, I finished your book. A beautiful, kind and compassionate tribute to Keven. He would be so proud. I had a hard time putting it down. Any parent that has a child in addiction could relate to how desperate we become to try to "save" them.

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Tori Lee Realtor
Tori Lee Realtor
28 de abr. de 2022

Unfortunately, this happens all the time. Thank you for your tireless effort to push for a change.

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