Opioids in Indian Country: Beyond the Crisis to Healing the Community, Hearing Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, March 14, 2018   [open pdf - 523KB]

This is the March 14, 2018 hearing titled "Opioids in Indian Country: Beyond the Crisis to Healing the Community," held before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. From the opening statement of John Hoeven: "The facts of the opioid abuse epidemic are tragic. Our Country has witnessed an 18-year increase in deaths from prescription opioid overdoses and a recent surge in illicit opioid overdoses. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, drugs now kill more Americans, nearly 40 percent more, than car accidents. Native American communities have been among those hit hardest by the opioid abuse crisis. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that the rates of opioid abuse are consistently the highest among Caucasian and Native peoples." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John C. Anderson, Jolene George, Christopher Jones, Samuel Moose, and Michael Toedt.

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S. Hrg. 115-383; Senate Hearing 115-383
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