So far in 2017, more than 72,000 Americans have died from drug overdose deaths, which is a new record according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 2013, according to a study in Medical Care journal, the economic burden of the U.S. opioid crisis had already grown to about $78.5 billion. Read More.
Minnesota Senators Push to Lower Cost of Naloxone to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic – KSTP – Dec. 7, 2018
Every single day, lives are saved in Minnesota using an antidote to opioids. Naloxone, or Narcan, reverses the effects of a drug overdose and most emergency responders carry the drug. But some worry not everyone who needs the drug will have access to it. Read More.
Opioid Overdose Deaths 2016
Nonfatal Overdose Hospital Treated 2016
Prescribing Practices Opioid Prescriptions 2016
Hospitalization Rate for Opioid Use Disorder
According to Minnesota Medicaid claims data, neonatal abstinence syndrome or NAS has increased nearly twofold from 2009 to 2012. Nationally, the number has increased almost 400 percent. If you suspect someone is misusing opioids while pregnant, there’s help for both you and the individual.
An estimated 400 Minnesotans lost their lives from an opioid-involved overdose in 2017. We can all be part of the solution and get people the help they need to feel good again. https://t.co/CcNdEKZPCl @mnhealth @MinnesotaDHS
The beginning of a new year can be the perfect time for change. If you’ve been misusing opioids, recovery is within reach and possible. Let 2019 be the year you feel good again.