“Force Multipliers”: The Critical Steps Organizations Are Taking to Better Treat Opioid Addiction

With the exception of the Covid pandemic, few crises have perplexed the medical community as much as the opioid epidemic. Thanks to the efforts of groups like the CHIME Opioid Task Force, there’s been a reduction in the number of opioid prescriptions and an increased awareness for treating overdoses.

And yet, the death toll continues to rise. According to the CDC, 11,355 overdose deaths were reported during the 12-month period ending April 2023, compared with 110,394 deaths in the 12-month period ending March 2022.

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