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Why is There an Opioid Epidemic?

  • As of 2016, doctors were writing more than 289 million prescriptions“Facing Addiction in America”, U.S. Surgeon General (2016), 413 pp addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/surgeon-generals-report.pdf​ nationwide for opioids. These prescriptions were intended as temporary relief from major pain events.
  • Due to the sedative effects on the part of the brain which regulates breathing, opioids in high doses sometimes cause respiratory failure and death. As a result, 146 people die from opioid overdose in the U.S every daywww.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/overdose-death-rates​.
  • In 2016, there were 56,000 12- to-17-year-oldsSAMHSA Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, National Survey on Drug Use and Health. abusing prescription drugs in New York State.

Is It “That Bad” in Greene County & Columbia County? Yes!

NYS OASAS ANNOUNCES “WE CAN’T LOSE ANYONE ELSE” CAMPAIGN TO HIGHLIGHT HOW NEW YORK STATE IS LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION

THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES ANNOUNCES “WE CAN’T LOSE ANYONE ELSE” CAMPAIGN TO HIGHLIGHT HOW NEW YORK STATE IS LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION

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Don’t Miss the Signs of Opioid Addiction

Save a life by becoming familiar with these Physical Signs, Behavioral Signs and Items to Look for.

Please watch and share this powerful video and learn more at: http://ny.seethesignssavealife.org/.

Created by the New York State Association of Counties.

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