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Nonfatal Overdose Hospital Treated 2016
Prescribing Practices Opioid Prescriptions 2016
Hospitalization Rate for Opioid Use Disorder
Americans have historically viewed substance use disorders as a moral failing instead of as a diagnosable medical condition. It’s time to break down the stigma and get people the help they need.
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