Issue Brief Explores the Many Facets of Opioid Abuse

CLEVELAND, Sept. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Center for Health Affairs' August 2016 Issue Brief, A Growing Epidemic: Battling Opioid Abuse in Ohio, explores the many facets of the opioid abuse epidemic and discusses the extensive work underway to stem the addiction and overdoses that have affected so many people.

Rarely a week goes by when the issue of opioid abuse doesn't make the headlines. In recent years, the use of – and deaths associated with – opioids, both legal and illicit versions, have exploded. The progression of events leading up to the epidemic is as complex as the problem of addiction itself. Now, policymakers, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, community agencies, and a whole host of other organizations are embattled in efforts to reverse this very troubling trend.

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