St. Louis County Trying New Strategy to Combat Opioid Abuse – U.S. News & World Report – June 11, 2018
The St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Department, with support from the Minnesota Department of Health, is working to decrease the supply of opioids in the area by promoting safe disposal of unused medication. Read More.
Opioid Epidemic is Deadlier Than the Vietnam War in ’68, Study Says – The Washington Post – June 7, 2018
Slightly less than 1 percent of all Americans who died in 1968 lost their lives while serving in the Vietnam War. Yet even the toll of that conflict’s bloodiest year was less significant than that being caused by the opioid epidemic. Read More.
Public Perception is Tough to Overcome in Battle Against Opioid Addiction – Modern Healthcare – May 26, 2018
Despite opioid abuse having dominated headlines for nearly two years, Americans remain skeptical about categorizing drug misuse as a medical condition.
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We must help those misusing opioids, or at risk of doing so, with effective interventions, treatment and recovery support. Whoever you are, you can get involved. This is about all of us. https://t.co/CcNdEKZPCl https://t.co/KDX8E9Fcnj
According to recent research, a baby is born in withdrawal from opioids every 15 minutes in the United States. @npr looks at neonatal abstinence syndrome: https://t.co/1uIoq3PTVv https://t.co/OBGm8tyux8