Dr. Dave Campbell: How the opioid crisis disproportionately affects women

Dr. Dave Campbell: How the opioid crisis disproportionately affects women

Publication date: May 15, 2019

Between 1999 and 2015, the rate of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses increased 471 percent among women, compared with an increase of 218 percent among men.

And because women in particular tend to be instrumental to the functioning of their families and communities, the jump in their addiction rates can have enormous effects on society at large.

-Morning Joe” co-host and Know Your Value founder Mika Brzezinski recently interviewed Dr. Dave Campbell, a Florida-based surgeon who has testified before Congress on the opioid crisis, about the pervasive problem.

-It’s disproportionately affecting women in a growing way, and by affecting women, it’s affecting families,” Campbell said.

-There are a whole bunch of ways we can look at that: The incarceration rate for women has gone up 50 percent since the start of the opioid crisis.

Brzezinski noted that even if it’s not the woman who is addicted, she’s likely the one who is stepping in and assisting with childrearing, caretaking and other responsibilities if a family member is struggling with addiction.

Campbell agreed, noting -the social safety nets that women trying to raise children need are profoundly affected by this opioid crisis. “

Adolescents are another group at particular risk, because -we know that the younger an adolescent is when they start using a substance for the first time – whether it’s alcohol or an illicit drug – the more likely they are as adults to be addicted,” Campbell said.

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Type Source Name
drug DRUGBANK Diamorphine
gene UNIPROT ELL
disease MESH men
gene UNIPROT MIXL1
drug DRUGBANK Methadone
disease MESH social problem
gene UNIPROT PAGR1
gene UNIPROT GAST
disease MESH emergency
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
gene UNIPROT GALNS
gene UNIPROT TRIM13
gene UNIPROT CXADR
gene UNIPROT NR1I3
gene UNIPROT CASR
gene UNIPROT SPG7
gene UNIPROT PRKAR1A
disease MESH growth
drug DRUGBANK Ethanol
gene UNIPROT MCL1
disease MESH narcotics
disease DOID neonatal abstinence syndrome
disease MESH neonatal abstinence syndrome
gene UNIPROT SPINK5
disease MESH Heroin addiction
gene UNIPROT LARGE1
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