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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

Website created to make finding resources to battle addiction easier

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.

Source: http://nbc4i.com/2018/02/03/website-created-to-make-finding-resources-to-battle-addiction-easier/