Resources

Learn more about the addiction epidemic and opioids.

Drug Facts from National Institute of Health

This link provides basic facts about opioids generally and heroin specifically from the The National Institute of Health (NIH).The NIH is the U.S. Government Office in charge of keeping America healthy. They fund research on drug addiction and other major health problems our country faces and make the results available to the public.

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Surgeon General’s Report

This is a link to the first ever Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction. It provides a summary of what we know about addiction of all kinds and explores ways we might use that knowledge to combat addiction now and in the future.

As the U.S. Government’s highest ranking health official, the Surgeon General’s acknowledgement of and interest in the addiction epidemic facing our country is an encouraging sign. It shows that the Federal Government has taken notice of and wants to fight addiction. The information in this report can help you join that fight.

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Facing Addiction Resource Hub

This is a link to a collection of very useful addiction education resources curated by Facing Addiction.

Facing Addiction is a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for policy change regarding and spreading awareness of the opioid epidemic. Much like Change the Outcome, many of their members and contributors have a direct connection to the opioid crisis.

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CDC — Understanding the Epidemic

Understanding the Epidemic is a Web Portal created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which provided an extremely informative, data-backed explanation of the current state of the opioid epidemic. It covers a wide range of topics topics from commonly used terms to legal opioid prescriptions’ role in addiction.

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National Safety Council — Celebrating Lost Loved Ones Map

The opioid epidemic is a nationwide problem. This map of user-submitted stories offers a powerful visual representation of that truth.

Visit this link to see the thousands of people whose families have memorialized them in the hopes that it will bring awareness to the problem of opioids, show people who we’re losing every single day that it rages on unchecked, remind those fighting addiction that they’re not alone, and maybe even change the outcome for other families whose loved ones struggle with addiction.

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