Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Children of the Opioid Epidemic

 


WASHINGTON — The United States addiction epidemic has reached alarming rates and is showing no signs of slowing. To illustrate this point, synthetic opioids were responsible for over 20 thousand overdose deaths in 2016.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that Native American overdose deaths rose faster than any other group between 1999 and 2015, so this is an issue that hits home especially close to home.

https://nativenewsonline.net/health/children-of-the-opioid-epidemic/


 

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