opioid epidemic

NPA: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic in thee Chickasaw Nation Webinar

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-12-12

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) has announced an upcoming webinar in the American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Webinar Series.

New CDC Tools on the Over-prescribing of Opioids

Published Date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released several new articles and tools on the over-prescribing of opioids, including interactive maps that show prescribing rates by state and county. This data lets individuals see exactly what is happening in the county where they live.

Visit the CDC webpage to view more information and data on the opioid epidemic. Data available includes:

President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-06-26

According to the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies, last week "President Trump's Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis held a teleconference to discuss the Opioid Commission's work and included participants from nine national non-profit organizations as well senior members of the Trump administration.” This comes after President Donald Trump’s Executive Order in March. Any member of the public can submit comments for the Commission’s consideration via email at commission@ondcp.eop.gov.

The Economist: America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Worsening

Published Date: 
Mon, 2017-03-27

The Economist has published a new article, America's Opioid Crisis is Worsening.  The report describes the losing battle that states are facing against fatal drugs such as heroin and fentanyl.

FRONTLINE: How Bad is the Opioid Epidemic?

Published Date: 
Thu, 2016-03-03

FRONTLINE Published an article How Bad is the Opioid Epidemic?, in conjunction with the release of its documentary this February, Chasing Heroin, "a searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's

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