A key theme that has emerged in this class is that even under the best of circumstances, legally available opioids are going to produce addiction problems for some people.
This raises a critical question: How do we handle these cases of addiction? Drawing from Macys Dopesick, discuss the role that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) (e.g., suboxone, methadone) can play. What are the arguments in favor of MAT? What are the complications of MAT that get voiced by its critics? What do you think ultimately is the best path forward? Please reference Beth Macy Dopestick