State-by-State Visualizations of Opioid Abuse and Dependence

FAIR Health has released an online interactive heat map at fairhealth.org/states-by-the-numbers/map showing new findings on opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses and procedures for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The innovative visualizations, issued in conjunction with a white paper on regional and state variations in opioid-related treatment, allow Americans throughout the … More State-by-State Visualizations of Opioid Abuse and Dependence

In Plain English: America’s Opioid Crisis And Pain-Pill Addiction Explained

Each time the American people think the nation’s opioid crisis can’t get any worse – it gets worse. In 2016, 42,249 people died from opioid overdoses, which comes to 116 deaths every day, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, 11.5 million people misused opioids. But, in a nation that takes … More In Plain English: America’s Opioid Crisis And Pain-Pill Addiction Explained

President Obama Proposes $1.1 Billion To Address Prescription Opioid Abuse And Heroin Use

The President’s FY 2017 Budget takes a two-pronged approach to address this epidemic.  First, it includes $1 billion in new mandatory funding over two years to expand access to treatment for prescription drug abuse and heroin use. This funding will boost efforts to help individuals with an opioid use disorder seek treatment, successfully complete treatment, … More President Obama Proposes $1.1 Billion To Address Prescription Opioid Abuse And Heroin Use