CDC's unique work in action : overdose deaths are the tip of the iceberg
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CDC's unique work in action : overdose deaths are the tip of the iceberg
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CDC's unique work in action : overdose deaths are the tip of the iceberg
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    For every 1 perscription or illicit opioid overdose death in 2015 there were: • 18 people who had a substance use disorder involving heroin • 62 people who had a substance use disorder involving prescription opioids • 377 people who misused prescription opioids in the past year • 2946 people who used prescription opioids in the past year Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables (https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015.htm#tab1-23a) Rudd RA, Seth P, David F, Scholi L. Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010-2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:1445-1452. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm655051e1. a1203-hargan-fitzgerald-large.jpg
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