Whereas most forms of drug abuse begin with friends at a party, prescription drug abuse often starts in the home. Over seven million Americans misuse prescription drugs every day. Misuse often starts easily enough, perhaps taking a parent or friend’s leftover painkiller. However, occasional misuse can develop into addiction. According to the Mayo Clinic, opioid […]
Pregnant & parenting women with #opioid use disorder are an especially vulnerable group. We need to ensure they have access to treatment. @samhsagov //t.co/nwWLHL9hQr
Substance misuse among college students is driven largely by their social environment, including a long-standing culture of #alcohol use.
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Another complex #Indigenous health emergency: #OPIATES
I believe we need a “Chief Medical Officer on Indigenous Health” focused on these complex emergencies.
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