White House Drug Control Strategy Aims to Reduce Deaths from Opioid Overdoses
The Trump Administration’s new National Drug Control Strategy focuses on reducing deaths from the opioid crisis, CNN reports.
One of the outcomes of the current opioid epidemic is an increased rate of intravenous (IV) drug use — meaning directly injecting opioids or other substances into a vein. It’s a practice that layers risk on top of risk. Yet unfortunately, simply knowing the risks isn’t an effective deterrent, nor a bridge to addiction treatment.