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April 12, 2018

The Economic Impact of America's Opioid Epidemic

How are businesses managing in America's opioid crisis? Claire Bolderson visits Ohio, where companies struggle to recruit and workers to get jobs.
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January 10, 2018

Treating Opioid Addiction

In 2016, more than 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States. That was an increase of more than 20 percent from the previous year, and the 2017 numbers are likely to be worse. At every level of government, policymakers and public health officials are looking for solutions to this problem. And while there’s no silver bullet, we do know at least one proven strategy for reducing overdose deaths: treatment that includes medications. In this episode, we look at the barriers to helping more people get effective treatment for opioid addiction.
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November 13, 2017

The controversial way doctors fight pain without opioids

On this episode of The Impact, we’re looking at a possible future for pain treatment. It’s an idea known as “pain acceptance,” and in the wake of the opioid epidemic, it is gaining traction among American doctors.
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June 20, 2017

Why Portsmouth, Ohio Became The Epicentre of America's Opioid Crisis

As the U.S. and Canada struggle to tame the epidemic of opioid abuse, the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, shows just how difficult a battle it can be in smaller communities.
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March 24, 2017

Is There a Solution to Ohio's Opioid Crisis?

2016 was an unprecedented year for opioid overdoses nationwide. Since 1999, opioid overdoses and the amount of prescription opioids sold in the U.S. have quadrupled, creating an epidemic that spans all ages, communities, and demographics. Ohio can be considered the "ground zero" of this epidemic. The number of fatal overdoses have quadrupled in the past decade.
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October 14, 2016

Unhooked: A Mother's Story of Unhitching from the Roller Coaster of Her Son's Addiction

by Annie Highwater
Annie Highwater's memoir follows the experiences of one mother who started her own life in a grossly neglected home and came to realize how those experiences both helped and hindered what would be the hardest, most heartbreaking, yet illuminating challenge of her life--her son's addiction to opiates. Annie Highwater is also a contributor to our book: "Not Far From Me: Stories of Opioids & Ohio."
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