This is a list of resources on opioid addiction that I am putting together for a talk to a community advocate group this Thursday.
The big picture:
CDC Grand Rounds: Prescription Drug Overdoses — a U.S. Epidemic, January 2012: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6101a3.htm
CDC 2018 (It's not getting better yet.) https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0329-drug-overdose-deaths.html
Washington State Pain Law
Is it genes that make people addicts? (The short answer is genes are a minimal contribution. It is society and patterns learned in childhood or adulthood.)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (put people at way higher risk for addiction):
Books that helped me understand addiction (in my teens):
It will never happen to me by Claudia Black (about the patterns children take in addiction households to survive and cope with childhood)
Manchild in the Promised Land by Claude Brown (a black male writes about his childhood in Harlem when heroin hit the community. He was in a gang at age 6.)
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