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Opioids and why we call it ‘substance use disorder’

Opioids and why we call it ‘substance use disorder’

The current opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history. Overdoses, fueled by opioids, are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old, killing roughly 64,000 people last year, more than guns or car accidents, and at faster velocity than the H.I.V. epidemic. The extent of the opioid crisis is … Read more about Opioids and why we call it ‘substance use disorder’Read more