Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Robert Newman of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with the medical treatment of addiction. They believe no one taking medication to overcome opiate addiction should feel ashamed or disgraced.
About Dr. Robert Newman
For over 40 years Dr. Newman has played a major role in planning and directing some of the largest addiction treatment programs in the world . Throughout his career he has championed the right of drug-dependent persons to treatment access and to be cared for under the same conditions as apply to the management of all other chronic medical conditions.
Dr. Newman is currently Adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In 2014 Dr. Newman was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan for his contribution to medical care and education for Japanese in the New York metropolitan area.
Click to Play Part 1 of “Stop Stigma Now”