A surge of momentum is increasing awareness of opioid use disorder and experts hope it will lead to better and more rapid access to evidence-based treatment options for patients.
Parents owe it to their kids to understand America’s opioid epidemic.
Whether you’re among the growing population to have been directly impacted by opioid addiction, or simply aware of this disturbing trend due to a surge in national headlines, the scope of the problem is clear. But what about the solution?
Stories of addiction, relapse and death aren’t isolated. Opioid use and abuse is at record levels. Through the eyes of the parents and loved ones left behind, this is how opioids can swiftly consume a young life.
The former congressman, now best-selling author and nonprofit leader, has dedicated his life to improving the lives of those working through mental illness, addiction and other brain diseases.
Michael Botticelli, the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, is the first official who also happens to be in substance-abuse recovery.
Every 25 minutes in the United States, an infant is born to a drug-addicted mother. The care required is complex and challenging.