Geisel Students Confront Granite State ’s Opioid Epidemic

Project 439 seeks to stem the rising tide of opioid overdose deaths in New Hampshire while helping those struggling with substance abuse protect their health.
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Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is an important approach to address the opioid crisis, but rural areas have limited access to MOUD. In 2016, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) became eligible to prescribe buprenorphine. Local and state stakeholders in Colorado, including clinicians, policymakers, law enforcement, and patient advocates, formed a collaborative to develop legislative policy and programs for the opioid epidemic. A pilot MOUD program was developed in 2017 to increase the number of NPs and PAs providing MOUD and to increase access to MOUD in 2 counties with high opioid overdose rates.
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North America remains in the midst of an escalating opioid overdose epidemic, largely driven by the influx of synthetic opioids such a fentanyl and related analogues. High rates of mental illness among substan...
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New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
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Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant initially synthesized from ephedrine in 1893 by the Japanese chemist Nagai Nagayoshi. It was utilized in World War II by Allied and Axis forces for their effects on performance enhancement.1 Because of rising abuse, methamphetamines became a schedule II controlled substance in the United States in 1971.2 Over the past 50 years, there has been a gradual increase in the incidence of methamphetamine abuse followed by a recent rapid rise. Although methamphetamine abuse was dramatized in the popular TV series Breaking Bad, the epidemic has largely been overshadowed by overdo...
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According to a new report by Orange County, California’s health care agency, the overdose deaths in Orange County have greatly surpassed that of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties and, most shockingly, all of California as a whole. The opioid crisis in Orange County has grown so much that a high concentration of treatment centers has popped up in the area hoping to combat this issue, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. In addition, the report details that the majority of state-licensed treatment centers and unregulated sober living homes are located along the c...
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Opioids are so highly addictive that they have created a dangerous and deadly epidemic in the United States. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids and that more than 90 Americans die on average by opioid overdose every day. Individuals can become addicted to opioids so quickly that it can be difficult to notice when the line has been crossed over to opioid abuse. If you or your loved one is taking opioids, whether legal or illegal, make note of these signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and how to get help. How Does Opioid Abuse Begin? Opioids work by binding ...
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Cliffside Malibu does not condone the use of the term “addict” when referring to people suffering from the disorder of addiction. However, we do understand that others still may use the term in order to find information. Many people may find themselves asking the question, “am I an opioid addict?” if they feel as if their use has spiraled out of control. There are many ways to find out if you may have become addicted to opioids, as well as ways to get help and find treatment. How Opioid Addiction Begins Nearly 80% of heroin users started with prescription opioids, which puts prescription drugs and ...
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The largest risks that come with using opioids are addiction and overdose. An overdose occurs when the body has received too much of a substance or a combination of substances. An opioid overdose can be fatal, which makes it important for all individuals to know the signs of one and what to do if it happens. What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? Opioid overdose can occur at any time, even if the opioids are being used as directed and as prescribed. Doctors can accidentally over-prescribe medications or the body can have a reaction that wasn’t expected. Opioids are a depressant, meaning they slow down the central n...
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On average, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers opioid overdose an epidemic in the United States, estimating it responsible for nearly 68 percent of 70,000 drug-related deaths in 2017. Understanding the effects of opioids can prevent opioid overdose, and knowing the opioid overdose signs can save lives. What Are Opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Opioid drugs reduce pain by binding to opioid receptors in your brain, spinal cord and other areas of the body, creating morphine-like effects. The CDC ide...
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The current opioid overdose epidemic affecting communities across North America is increasingly driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its related analogues. A variety of public health interventions hav...
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