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How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Individuals and Rural Communities

Michigan State University. 12/05/2017 This 58-minute webinar discusses the dimensions of health and opioids, community impact of opioids, what an opioid is, why this is a crisis, how to identify addiction, and how to reduce stigma. It focuses on how the opioid crisis impacts individuals and rural communities. (Video or Multimedia)
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