September 11, 2023
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders | Tea Leaves
  • According to a new survey conducted by KFF, a health policy research group, less than half of those with a substance use disorder have received treatment. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 adults in July, underscores the broad and often harmful influence of opioid addiction across the nation, which recorded around 110,000 fatal drug overdoses last year alone. The findings suggest that some proven medications for helping curb drug cravings, such as buprenorphine and methadone, are still not getting to those who need them. Only 25 percent of participants in the poll who said they or someone in their family had an opioid addiction reported receiving medication for themselves or family members. (Article here)