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Article

Publication Title

IMPACT Newsletter

Publication Date

9-3-2019

Abstract/ Summary

Addressing the opioid epidemic in the United States requires expanding access to treatment and work to prevent the more than 130 deaths each day from opioid-related drug overdoses nationwide.

Maine's rate of fatal overdoses due to opioids - the class of drugs that include heroin and morphine as well as fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone - has increased significantly in t he last decade; with serious consequences for individuals, families, and communities.

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