Category Archives: Opioid Epidemic
Tagged addiction, carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin, heroin withdraw, opioid withdraw, opioids, prescription painkillers
As the nation comes to recognize drug abuse and addiction as a public health issue rather than a moral failing or lack of character that far too many people are incarcerated for, harm reduction strategies have leapt to the forefront. These tactics are taking on new forms and making advances that save lives.
Tagged heroin, opioid, opioid national emergency, opioid overdose, opioids
written for Inspire Malibu
A little more than a week ago, on August 10, President Trump announced plans to declare a national emergency in lieu of the nation’s crisis of opioid overdose deaths. According to the White House’s own survey, opioid related fatalities now kill 142 Americans every single day.