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U.S. Surgeon General Tells Dartmouth-Hitchcock Forum Stigma and Ignorance Are Biggest Killers in Opioid Crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, told participants in the forum, “Our Families, Our Children, Our Future,” that “drug addiction is a chronic disease and not a moral failing.” Dr. Adams, an anesthesiologist, told the forum that stigma and ignorance are the greatest killers of the opioid epidemic. He spoke of…