Amount of Opioids Prescribed Declined from 2010-2015, But Remains High

Published 07-19-2017

There was an overall decline in the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States between 2010 and 2015, but the quantity of prescriptions is still extremely high, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the amount of opioids prescribed was three times higher in 2015 than in 1999, The New York Times reports. The amount of opioids prescribed varies county by county, the CDC found. Half of U.S. counties have seen a decrease in the amount of opioids prescribed from 2010 to 2015. The highest prescribing counties still dispense six times more opioids than...

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Suffolk County: Highest Rate of Overdose Deaths in New York State

Published 06-30-2017

Opioid misuse and overdose deaths in the United States have been rising for two decades. Between 2000 and 2013, the opioid overdose rate—among all ages, races, genders, and ethnicities—nearly quadrupled, increasing from 0.7 to 2.7 deaths per 100,000 individuals. Drug overdose is now the single greatest cause of unintentional deaths in America. Suffolk County, in downstate New York, has been hit particularly hard. With 337 heroin-related deaths between 2009 and 2013, Suffolk County reported more such deaths than any other county in New York State. And in 2014, the age-adjusted opioid-related death rate in Suffolk County was 12.6 per 100,000, compared...

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SPOTLIGHT: Grand Island, NE Affiliate’s Drug Education Programs

Published 06-30-2017

The Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, with a mission of offering hope and changing lives by fostering healthy lifestyles, has a number of services aimed at providing alcohol and other drug education to the community. Among them are: Prime for Life (MIP)—This is an eight-hour alcohol education class for youth ages 20 and younger. The goal of this program is to reduce the incidence of alcohol and other drug-related problems in youth. It is a nationally recognized and evidence-based program that focuses on personal risk-reduction (choices) and self-assessment specifically related to alcohol. The program is voluntary but many youth...

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County, Inc. Delhi, NY, Affiliate of the Month - July 201…

  Mission Statement: The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County (ADAC) is dedicated to the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse by providing education, information, and referral services. Vision: We envision a future where ADAC, Inc. is a powerful, community resource & partner whose effective core services reach youth, adults, & seniors throughout Delaware County. The Council will vigorously advocate for change in individuals, families, and communities resulting in healthy positive choices. Visit their website Like them on Facebook NCADD Affiliates    

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