Policymakers and the public are acutely aware that the powerful opioid fentanyl has significantly worsened the country’s opioid epidemic, accounting for almost 20,000 deaths in 2016.
As the opioid epidemic rages on, many still have misconceptions about what heroin really does—and how we can end the crisis.
3.5 million opioid prescriptions were written in Minnesota in 2016, and at least half of those pills ended up in the wrong hands, according to the Department of Human Services.
Opioid Overdose Deaths 2016
Nonfatal Overdose Hospital Treated 2016
Prescribing Practices Opioid Prescriptions 2016
Hospitalization Rate for Opioid Use Disorder
Opioid misuse is serious, but treatable. Whether you go the 12-step program route or medication-assisted therapy, there’s a treatment option right for you.
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How does opioid misuse affect the individual? The family? The community?
Because addiction is a disease, the stigma around opioid use disorder needs to be addressed. The fact is, trauma and shame can be significant barriers to seeking assistance.
There is help available. Recovery is possible. And you deserve it. 👉 knowthedangers.com