Opioid Addiction in the News

With 175 Americans dying a day, what are the solutions to the opioid epidemic?

(USA Today)

More than 175 Americans will die today of drug overdoses.

The daily death toll from drug overdoses is like a 737 crashing and killing all the passengers on board. If plane crashes like that happened a few days in a row, “we’d shut the skies down until we figured out the problem,” said former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore.

For opiate addiction, study finds drug-assisted treatment is more effective than detox

(Los Angeles Times)

Say you're a publicly insured Californian with an addiction to heroin, fentanyl or prescription narcotics, and you want to quit.

Why Opioid Addicts Find M.A.T. Hard to Come By

(The Wall Street Journal)

Drug overdoses killed 64,000 Americans last year — most of them involving painkillers or other opioids. Addiction experts are in wide agreement on the most effective way to help addicts: medication-assisted treatment. They say that wider adoption of this method would save lives.