According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled since 1999. More than six out of ten drug overdose deaths involve an opioid and more than 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. This show features federal, state and local programs that are effectively addressing the opioid epidemic, such as SAMHSA’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants that aim to increase access to treatment, reduce unmet treatment needs, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, overdose rescue (narcan) and recovery activities for opioid use disorder. Panelists include policymakers across the country who have succeeded in implementing creative strategies to tackle this widespread problem and can speak about the critical next steps our communities can take.
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