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Race and Inequity in Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery


Institutionalized racism in the US contributes to disparities in health and substance use disorder among people of color compared to white people. Research shows people of color experience more barriers to treatment than whites, have difficulty finding treatment programs that meet their needs, and experience racism and microaggressions when in treatment. We discuss the roots of these disparities and efforts to bring more equity in healthcare and treatment.
Guests on the program are:
Dr. Corrie Vilsaint, Principle Investigator at the Recovery Research Institute and Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and research fellow at Harvard Medical School. She’s also on the board of the Duffy Health Center in Hyannis.
Danny Rodrigues, Associate Director: Substance Use Disorder Services at Duffy health center.
Kathryn Eident hosts.

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Kathryn Eident is an award-winning journalist and hosts WCAI's Morning Edition. She began producing stories for WCAI in 2008 as a Boston University graduate student reporting from the Statehouse. Since then, Kathryn’s work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, Studio 360, Scientific American, and Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine.