Drug Abuse and Misuse
Marijuana’s growing availability and public acceptance has brought unintended consequence for users — including some who end up needing emergency care.
Most of those overdosing haven’t received prescription opioids recently, suggesting a need for more opioid use disorder screening and treatment.
Thirty-five times more white patients than patients of color receive buprenorphine, and three-quarters of prescriptions go to those who pay cash or have private insurance
Study: Long-term opioid use by one or more family members was associated to persistent opioid use by adolescents prescribed opioids after common surgical and dental procedures.
Rate of amphetamine and opioid use increased more among delivering moms in rural counties.