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Opioids: The Epidemic: Patient Resources

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Understanding the Epidemic

 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose (that includes prescription opioids and heroin).

Drug overdose and opioid-related deaths continue to increase in the United States. Deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999.  

Visit the CDC site for much more information about this national problem:


New Jersey Resources


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