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Will Minimizing the Opioid Epidemic Cause a Heroin Epidemic?

Heroin use in the U.S. is on the rise, and caused 15,446 overdose deaths in 2016. As the U.S. opioid epidemic rages on, communities, doctors, and lawmakers are continuing to work together on finding ways to minimize this deadly crisis. But while the country stays focused on battling its opioid crisis, a heroin epidemic could …

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What Does a State of Emergency Mean for the Opioid Epidemic?

Every day, more than 140 people in the U.S. die from an opioid overdose. This means that every three weeks, America suffers a death toll equal to that caused by September 11th. The U.S. remains in the midst of a serious opioid epidemic that continues to worsen every year, and that caused over 59,000 deaths …

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Opioid Epidemic is Shortening Life Expectancy in the U.S.

Most of us are aware of the many health issues that can shorten one’s life expectancy, including obesity, cancer, and other diseases. But how about opioid addiction? Find out how this epidemic is contributing to a major fatality increase in the U.S. and what can be done about it.

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4 Ways to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in America

Opioid addiction remains a major public health crisis in America, and was linked to 33,000 deaths in 2015. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. — the majority of which are being caused by opioid use. In 2015, over 63 percent of all drug overdose deaths were caused by either …

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