Death Rate for Opioid Addicts 10 Times Higher in General Healthcare Settings

FORBES (04/28) – We now know for certain that the outcome of treating addiction like a general health problem is bleak: those addicted to opioids are 10 times more likely to die in four years when treated in a general healthcare setting than non-addicts, according to the latest study…Since it’s not feasible to treat all cases of addiction in specialized clinics, the emphasis has to be on improving resources and training in general healthcare to deal with addiction. Read more

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