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U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

New data from around the U.S. confirms that drug overdoses are spiking during the coronavirus pandemic, rising by roughly 18%.

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Measuring Outcomes Associated with
the Ongoing Opioid/Injection Drug Use

This assessment was developed by the Epidemiology Section at the North Carolina Division of Public Health and identified county-level burden and changing distributions of outcomes across North Carolina in response to the ongoing opioid crisis.

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Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts

This data visualization presents provisional counts for drug overdose deaths based on a current flow of mortality data in the National Vital Statistics System. Counts for the most recent final annual data are provided for comparison.

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Commonly Misused Over-the-Counter Meds

Get Smart About Drugs has put together information regarding the most commonly misused over-the-counter medications by youth and young adults.

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Targeting Youth to Prevent Later Substance Use Disorder: An Underutilized Response to the US Opioid Crisis

The evolving US opioid crisis is complex and requires myriad dif-
ferent interventions. These include reducing opioid overprescribing and curtailing the supply of illicit opioids, overdose rescue interventions, and treatment and recovery support services for those with
opioid use disorders.

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