Deaths of Despair

Deaths of Despair

Fatalities resulting from suicide, drug and alcohol poisoning, along with alcoholic liver disease and cirrhosis, are often categorized as deaths of despair. As many as 75,000 Americans could die because of drugs or suicide as a result of the corona-virus pandemic...
The Next Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

The Next Wave of the Opioid Epidemic

In the past 20 years, the opioid epidemic has washed over the country in waves. Waves caused by Oxycontin, over-prescribing prescription opioids, switching from prescription drugs to heroin & synthetic opioids. Three waves are tied to different forms of opioids...
California MAT Expansion Project Progress Report

California MAT Expansion Project Progress Report

To combat the opioid epidemic, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) implemented the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. The Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment needs, and reduce opioid overdose-related...