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Opioids Kill 100,000 a Year. For This Methadone Advocate, “Each and Every One of Those Deaths Was Preventable.”

“For somebody with substance use disorder in the U.S., there is only one story,” says Kathy Eggert. “That we believe people are not capable of self-agency and decision-making in a healthy way.” Eggert doesn’t believe that story, though, and she’s spent her career working against this narrative to provide care to people who use opioids through methadone maintenance treatment in ways that respect their humanity.

One Good Point, Amy Lesen

One Good Point… Amy Lesen

I’m Amy Lesen. I’m a sociologist on the faculty at the Graduate School of Leadership and Change. I work with students a lot around their research and using research to inform their practice.