The History of the Opioid Crisis

The History of the Opioid Crisis

The current opioid epidemic is believed to have started in 1991. During this time, officials began to notice a drastic increase in the number of prescriptions written for the use of opioids as painkillers. Doctors were falsely informed that the risk of addiction to...
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...