Too Few People Who Survive Opioid Overdose Get Medication-Assisted Treatment
A new study concludes too few people who survive an opioid overdose receive medication-assisted treatment that will reduce the chance of another overdose.
Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.