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:
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.
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.
The Ohio chapter of the Addiction Policy Forum has rolled out its addiction resource center website. Ohio is the fourth state to have this website implemented. The addiction resource center is part of an 8-point plan created by the Forum to end the opioid epidemic.