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Treatment options like buprenorphine are rendered less effective by the prevalence of fentanyl, xylazine and other synthetic drugs.
At a suggested retail price of $44.99 per pack, affordability can be a barrier to access.
California aims to deliver full-service medical care and behavioral health treatment to homeless people wherever they are.
The awards to states and local health departments marked Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
NIH and CDC study finds telehealth associated with increased likelihood of receiving evidence-based standard of care.
Drug-related mortality, including overdose, was the leading cause of death.
Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania have reported the highest rates of overdose deaths involving xylazine.
More research is needed on the diverse biological, behavioral and social factors underlying sex-based differences in drug use.
Addiction is a chronic illness requiring constant vigilance, and relapses are part of the journey to recovery.
Study findings support the continuation of telehealth services for opioid use disorder and related care.
Experts attribute the increase in Latino overdose deaths to the rise of fentanyl in the United States.
Changes will affect nursing home and hospital staffing, delivery of addiction treatment and COVID data reporting.
These data are consistent with a recent study reporting expansion was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths.
Scientists will test community-based approaches to prevent drug overdoses and curb high death rates.
Authorities encourage more health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine for people trying to overcome opioid addiction.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
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