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Journal of Sociology
Opioid Crisis, Opioids -- Therapeutic use, Opioid abuse -- Treatment, Buprenorphine--Therapeutic use, Opiods -- Antagonists, Naloxone -- Therapeutic use, Opioids -- Overdose -- United States -- Prevention
This nation pioneered modern life. Now epic numbers of Americans are killing themselves with opioids to escape it”. According to the CDC, In 2017 alone, 47,600 people died from opioid-related overdoses . The current opioid epidemic has developed in three distinct waves. Initially there was a sharp rise in opioid overdoses after doctors began prescribing drugs such as Oxycontin, which they were assured by pharmaceutical companies were less addictive than traditional opiates. The second wave began around 2010, when a rapid …
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