Multimedia Projects

The Opioid Crisis: What Is It? How Did It Happen? Where Do We Go From Here?

In the United States, 2.1 million people have an opioid use disorder (HHS, 2018). In 2017, there were 28,466 deaths linked to the use of opioids (HHS, 2017). I will present an overview of data related to the impact of opioids and opioid-related policy and treatment.  Additionally, I will explore a summary of recommendations to combat the crisis from a clinical social work orientation.