Publication date: Oct 01, 2021
Numerous evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions exist for addressing the opioid overdose crisis: overdose education, naloxone distribution, medications for opioid use disorder, behavioral therapies and recovery support services. Systemic racism fuels the opioid crisis, just as it contributes mightily to other areas of health disparities and inequity, especially for Black people. Among non-Hispanic Black individuals, increases were highest in Kentucky (a 46 percent increase) and Ohio (a 45 percent increase). No significant increase was observed in Massachusetts.
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