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ASAM Response to Administration Initiative

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his Initiative to Stop Opioids Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand to address the opioid crisis in the United States. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has long called for a comprehensive federal plan to address our current crisis of opioid addiction and overdose, and is pleased the Administration is now devoting the time and attention necessary to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic. Drug overdoses have surpassed traffic fatalities as the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. for some time, and concerted and meaningful action to reduce overdose deaths is long overdue.

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The Opioid Crisis and Women’s Health: How Gender Is Shaping the Addiction Epidemic

At the beginning of the Oscar-nominated short documentary Heroin(e), centered on the town of Huntington, West Virginia, deputy fire chief Jan Rader speeds to a local pub, sirens blaring. By the time she arrives, a woman is already being wheeled out on a stretcher after overdosing in the bathroom.

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