Race

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September 10, 2021

Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

A study published Thursday reveals a growing racial disparity in opioid overdose death rates. Deaths among African Americans are growing faster than among whites across the country. The study authors call for an "antiracist public health approach" to address the crisis in Black communities.
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September 13, 2021

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase.
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September 9, 2021

Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests

Non-Hispanic Black individuals in four U.S. states experienced a 38% increase in the rate of opioid overdose deaths from 2018 to 2019, while the rates for other race and ethnicity groups held steady or decreased, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health published in the American Journal of Public Health.
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June 2, 2021

UC: Greater Cincinnati is nation's No. 1 opioid overdose hot spot

Greater Cincinnati is No. 1 on the University of Cincinnati’s recent list of the country’s 25 hardest-hit opioid hot spots — places where overdoses and overdose deaths are more tightly clustered than anywhere else.
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June 2, 2021

Individuals in Low-Access Areas Less Likely to Stay in Treatment

Individuals are up to 50% less likely to stay in treatment for opioid use disorder when they live more than a mile from the nearest provider
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May 26, 2021

UC opioid study identifies at-risk populations in America

Fatal overdoses are linked to high rates of mental distress
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May 12, 2021

Ohio's plan to distribute an anti-OD drug triggers questions, claims of racial bias

Ohio is launching a targeted deployment of naloxone, sending 60,000 doses of the antidote for an opioid overdose to 23 counties.
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March 15, 2021

Drug recovery app offers free coaching to minorities in Ohio

If you are battling addiction, there’s a place where you can receive an inspirational message, check in with others who are struggling and get access to professional coaching.
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