Opioid Summaries by State

Revised May 2019 2017 Opioid-Involved Overdose Death Rates (per 100,000 people) State Opioid Involved Overdose Deaths Rates and Prescribing Levels. * TO SEE TABLE BY STATE OF “OPIOID INVOLVED OVERDOSE DEATHS/100,000 PERSONS, 2017” COMPARED TO “OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS/100 PERSONS” GO TO THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE AT: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state#.XVkoopeSSYE.facebook Opioid overdose deaths are identified using underlying cause-of-death codes X40–X44,…

Addictions: You Can Help Prevent an Overdose!!

By Jo Ann Hummers on August 17, 2019 With a current climate of deep concern about people overdosing with opiates (heroin or prescription opioid pain medications), it seems important that people are informed about the medication Narcan/ Naloxone. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reports that “About 48,000 US drug overdose deaths involved opioids in…