Addressing the Nation's Opioid Epidemic: Lessons from an Unsanctioned Supervised Injection Site in the U.S.

@article{Kral2017AddressingTN,
  title={Addressing the Nation's Opioid Epidemic: Lessons from an Unsanctioned Supervised Injection Site in the U.S.},
  author={Alex H Kral and Peter J. A. Davidson},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          919-922
        }
}
Over half a million people have died of opioidrelated overdose in the U.S. since 2000. As of 2014, an estimated 774,434 people inject drugs in the U.S., the majority of whom inject opioids including prescription opioids and heroin. The prevalence of HIV and hepatitis C virus among people who inject drugs in the U.S. is 2% and 43%, respectively. With the U.S. in the midst of an opioid epidemic causing morbidity and mortality at unprecedented levels, policymakers and public health practitioners… CONTINUE READING
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