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After decreasing from 2017 to 2018, provisional data indicate that drug overdose deaths increased in 2019, driven by opioid-involved and stimulant-involved overdose deaths.
The analysis examined syndromic surveillance data from 2018–2019 in 29 states for suspected nonfatal drug and polydrug overdoses treated in emergency departments.
To raise awareness of increasing overdose events and deaths related to cocaine and other stimulant use, and to provide guidance to health care providers on clinically managing and preventing harm from cocaine and stimulant use disorders.
Culturally competent interventions are needed to target populations at risk; these interventions include increasing awareness about synthetic opioids in the drug supply and expanding evidence-based interventions, such as naloxone distribution and medication-assisted treatment
The American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force report shows a dramatic increase in fatalities involving illicit opioids, stimulants (e.g. methamphetamine), heroin and cocaine and a similarly dramatic drop in the use of prescription opioids.
Overdose deaths and some other consequences of substance use and its criminalization are greater in rural areas,particularly Appalachia and other parts of the Mountain South. With health care shortages and under funding of social services in rural areas and int he South predating COVID-19-related disruptions, rural Harm Reduction programs are more likely to lack sufficient resources.
In recent years, much attention in the U.S. has been focused on the opioid crisis, which was responsible for nearly 46,000 overdose deaths in 2018. This crisis initially began to accelerate in the early 2000s with a steady rise in the abuse of prescription pain medications, and beginning around 2010, opioid deaths increasingly involved heroin. As of 2013, the ready availability of potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl ushered in a new era of rapidly increasing opioid overdose deaths, with the total number of opioid deaths doubling between 2013 and 2018. Deaths involving synthetic opioids have continued to rise very rapidly, even as involvement of commonly prescribed prescription opioids and heroin has leveled off recently.
This RSV Breakout Session was held in the Monument Room on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 4:15 PM
Posted 12/30/2019 (updated 1/9/2020)
This study explores the use of multiple stimulants and sexual risk behaviors among individuals of different races and sexual identities in rural North Carolina.
Posted 11/21/2019 (updated 1/9/2020)
The goal of this booklet is to get us all to take the issue of overamping seriously and to bring attention to it as much as other kinds of “overdoses,” and also to recognize all the smart things people already do to keep themselves and their friends safe.