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Opioids kill us at twice the rate of the majority, shouldn’t we be twice as informed?
Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol. Read More.
There is no single cause of America's opioid crisis, but overprescription of opioids has undoubtedly contributed. Read More.
This year was supposed to be a turning point for the opioid crisis in many states. Then the pandemic hit. In other public health news: domestic violence, online predators, family ties and more. Read More.
Despite the overwhelming focus by the government, medical professionals and the general public on the current pandemic, the opioid epidemic remains a critical issue. In fact, the shifting emphasis from opioid misuse in America to COVID-19, while necessary, could...
The Escalation of the Opioid Epidemic Due to COVID-19 and Resulting Lessons About Treatment Alternatives
Factors worsening the opioid epidemic during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic provide valuable insight for strategy change where we have historically suffered great loss, bodily and financially. Read More.
There's another epidemic that's accompanied the country's opioid crisis, according to a new report. The opioid epidemic is driving a simultaneous epidemic of infectious diseases, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...
Access to buprenorphine services remains challenging in many localities, despite substantial increases in the number of waivered providers and the total patient capacity nationwide. Specifically, among the 1,000-plus counties in the United States that OIG identified...
U.S. Adults with an opioid use disorder who live with a child have unique treatment needs, but little is known about the treatment use of these adults. Read More.
In the final episode of Stories From the Field, we talk about Naloxone and its ability to reverse an opioid overdose.
Hear from community advocates and their efforts to reverse the growing overdose trend among Black Minnesotans.
Listen to the very real stories of three Tribal members and learn about the hard work underway to address substance misuse in Tribal communities throughout Minnesota.
A Duluth-area mother shares her heart wrenching story of her daughter’s journey into substance use disorder, having been revived twice by naloxone, and her hope that her daughter will survive and thrive as a woman in recovery. We also learn about a unique delivery service along the Iron Range focused on providing residents naloxone among other harm reduction services.