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Why better pain management techniques are essential to solving the opioid crisis

It’s not just the United States struggling with opioids. Australia also faces a public health crisis and over 70% of drug-related deaths involve opioids. Flinders University’s Dr. Meredith Craigie speaks to some of the non-drug strategies she takes when helping patients treat pain:

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-05/fixing-pain-management-could-help-us-solve-opioid-crisis/9396826

 

This heartbreaking opioid overdose map puts hundreds of human faces on an epidemic

Jeremiah Lindemann of mapping firm Esri has created a “Celebrating Lost Loved Ones” map to put human faces on the numbers associated with the Opioid epidemic. The map currently hosts more than 1300 online memorial profiles.

Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/40526666/this-heartbreaking-opioid-overdose-map-is-putting-hundreds-of-human-faces-on-an-epidemic

 

Man suffers apparent drug overdose while on road at wheel of car

A Maryland man overdosed at the wheel of a running vehicle in the middle of traffic. A trooper discovered the man, as well as heroin and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The man is alive, as the police administered Narcan and CPR to the unresponsive man.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/man-suffers-apparent-drug-overdose-while-on-road-at-wheel-of-car/2018/02/04/ffe23cf8-0968-11e8-94e8-e8b8600ade23_story.html?utm_term=.7d94a0f6b686