Connecting Care
Connecting Care
Feb 23, 2022
Caring for People Who Have Been Incarcerated: Substance Use Care in the Transition from Jail or Prison
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Building on last month’s episode about providing HIV and substance use care for people who are incarcerated, this month the Boston Medical Center team talks with Dr. Ricky Cruz, a primary care physician and addiction specialist who frequently provides care for people transitioning out of incarceration. During the conversation, Dr. Cruz describes how race shapes the systems and policies around opioid use disorder; shares the challenges of providing care for people recently released from jail or prison; offers advice on how physicians can talk to their patients about a history of incarceration; and highlights experiences that inspire him in his work.

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