Further Reading About the Opioid Crisis

“Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.” – The National Institute on Drug Abuse

  1. HHS Opioid Factsheet
    https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/Factsheet-opioids-061516.pdf
  2. List of opioids
    http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/narcotic-pain-medications#1
  3. As Opioid Crisis Alarms Communities, Drug Education Now Starts in Kindergarten
    http://neatoday.org/2017/03/01/opioid-crisis-schools/
  4. MD Opioid Crisis and Education
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/21/maryland-opioid-crisis-and-education/
  5. Ohio lawsuit reveals jaw-dropping stats about the opioid crisis
    https://news.vice.com/story/ohio-lawsuit-reveals-jaw-dropping-stats-about-the-opioid-crisis
  6. American Society of Addiction Medicine
    https://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf
  7. Opioid Action
    http://opioidaction.org/report/
  8. Other Side of Epidemic, This man Two Sons That Have Overdosed (Neither Died)
    http://newschannel9.com/news/local/mcminn-county-man-explains-other-side-of-the-opioid-epidemic-thats-left-him-in-pain
  9. Vox Video about fentanyl
    https://www.vox.com/videos/2017/7/27/16049840/fentanyl-opioid-epidemic-worse
  10. Reuters Article by Yasmeen Abutaleb
    http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-healthcare-opioids/
  11. In Annual Speech, Vermont Governor Shifts Focus to Drug Abuse
    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/us/in-annual-speech-vermont-governor-shifts-focus-to-drug-abuse.html
  12. Time: 6 Ways to Fight America’s Heroin Epidemic
    http://time.com/4496013/heroin-opioid-addiction-treatment/
  13. Vox: How fentanyl became America’s leading cause of overdose deaths
    https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/8/15454832/fentanyl-carfentanil-opioid-epidemic
Opioid Education 
The Scale of the Crisis

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