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Dallas Medical Center Joins Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

04-04-2018

Even with all the health trends, exercise programs, organic food options and more happening in the U.S. right now, America still has an opioid problem. Opioids – a class of drugs that include heroin and prescription pain relievers oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and others – are highly addictive, and no one is immune. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, in 2015 alone, two million Americans 12 and older had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 591,000 involving heroin. This number is spreading. Recently, Dallas County joined with many other counties and states in filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. In the meantime, the Dallas Medical Center has partnered with New Vision to help people now!

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