Drug Abuse

Opioid Epidemic Declared National Emergency by White House

Opioid Epidemic Declared National Emergency by White House

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The opioid epidemic has been declared a national emergency by President Donald Trump, which means federal funding can be increased and directed toward treatment programs.

SAMHSA: Opioid Abuse Rates Up Among Older Adults

SAMHSA: Opioid Abuse Rates Up Among Older Adults

While opioid abuse among young adults had decreased, abuse rates in adults 50 years and older has doubled, from 1.1 to 2.0%.

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