Prescription drugs are everywhere these days, and they’re becoming easier and easier to get. In 2008 there was a staggering 20,044 cases of death from prescription overdose. Of those numbers, 14,800 were from narcotic painkillers. Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, says that the majority of people who die from prescription overdoses haven’t […]
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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