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UT Med treating opioid crisis as medical, not moral


When you think of a drug addict, who do you see?

A criminal who is mentally weak, morally deficient or recklessly irresponsible?

Or a child or spouse or friend or neighbor who is physically ill?

Dr. David Stern, dean of the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine in Memphis, is trying to get us to see a drug addict as a patient, not a perpetrator.

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