ABSTRACT

Fact Sheet: Opioid Abuse in the United States   [open pdf - 465KB]

The purpose of this document is to provide a comprehensive image of the abuse of opioid substances in the United States. This fact sheet provides empirical data of the rate of deaths as a result of opioid overdose in comparison to that of other illegal/controlled substances. Additional information covers the disease of addiction and the avenues users explore to obtain further illicit substances as well as the use of Naloxone as a remedy for overdoses that have not yet resulted in death.

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Date:
2014-02-11
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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