Tag: opioid abuse

How Many Long Term Users are Hooked on Opioids?

Opioid deaths have now surpassed those from cars and guns and now a new poll conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that one-third of long-term opioid users say they are hooked on prescription medication. Here are some other takeaways from the survey: Virtually all of the users surveyed said they […]

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Congress Passes Unfunded Opioid Bill

Finally, an opioid bill has passed the House and Senate and is on its way to President Obama’s desk. They have passed a bill that rethinks the way we address addiction, reframing it as a medical issue rather than one of weak character, which is a step in the right direction. They also neglected to […]

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Opioid Abuse Costs Employers Billions

If you’re on this website, you know that opioid abuse is a serious problem. Not only for the addicts themselves but for families and employers. Just how big of a problem is it for employers? A December survey conducted by the National Safety Council found that 80 percent of employers in Indiana say they’ve observed an […]

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