Opioid Dependence

Fatal drug overdoses have more than doubled in the United States since 1999, with pharmaceutical overdoses – particularly from opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone – driving the increase.  In New England and across the country, state leaders have acknowledged the growing opioid addiction epidemic and are searching for strategies to manage dependency, including concerns about costs and access. Governors in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont have all noted that combating growing opioid abuse is a major priority in their state. 

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