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Bates Community Discusses Stigma Surrounding Opioid Crisis

Bates Community Discusses Stigma Surrounding  Opioid Crisis

Tricia Crimmins

April 4, 2018

Initially used to treat headaches, menstrual cramps, and coughs in the late 1800’s, opioids are at the center of an epidemic that directly or indirectly involves all Americans. The national opioid crisis is racialized, stigmatized, and all-encompassing, and the reaction of the Bates community has a...

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