Prescriber Education Campaign Helps Address National Opioid Epidemic

Released last month, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health identified alcohol and drug misuse and substance use disorders as the most pressing public health concern facing America. The release of this landmark report marks the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders.

The report addresses alcohol, illicit drugs and prescription drug misuse, with chapters dedicated to neurobiology, prevention, treatment, recovery, health systems integration and recommendations for the future. It provides an in-depth look at the science of substance misuse and addiction, calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the issue, and recommends actions we can all take collectively to prevent and treat these conditions, and promote recovery.

Full story of Facing Addiction in America at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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