The Great Opioid Lie

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More than 500,000 people have died from prescription drug overdoses just since the year 2000 – while the industry making these opioids earned an estimated $200 billion from the sales of these pills. Beyond this staggering human toll, prescription opioid misuse costs our economy nearly $80 billion per year. Today, more than three-quarters of those suffering from heroin addiction used prescription opioids prior to heroin.

How we got to this point is complicated. But one thing is clear: the crisis began with big pharma’s great Opioid Lie.

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NCADD-SD selected by Facing Addiction

NCADD-SD selected by Facing Addiction
Earlier this month, the Facing Addiction Public Safety Working Group selected NCADD-SD to be included in the 15 communities to participate in our Pilot Community Project. First announced in October 2016, this project will work to reform the public response to the addiction crisis in selected communities via a grassroots-driven campaign strategy.
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