Can Safe Injection Sites and Warm Handoffs Help Opioid Addiction?

Can Safe Injection Sites and Warm Handoffs Help Opioid Addiction?

With the opioid epidemic growing every day, desperate cities and health officials are considering alternative ways to help those who are suffering from addiction. Two such alternative ideas are safe injection sites and warm handoffs. Cities and states across the...
How Physicians can Lessen the Opioid Crisis

How Physicians can Lessen the Opioid Crisis

In 2015 alone, over 42,000 people died due to opioid overdoses, a 500 percent increase from opioid-related deaths in 1999. The opioid epidemic is a national health crisis throughout the United States, but one that is curable with treatment and prevention. While an...
Controlling the Opioid Crisis in Oregon

Controlling the Opioid Crisis in Oregon

The opioid epidemic continues to ravage this country and cause deaths in every state. Though still at risk for continuing deaths, Oregon’s death rate seems to be falling in the face of the crisis. This is due to doctors changing how they prescribe opioids so that it...
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