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How The Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Native Americans

Source
NPR
Date
Nov 11, 2017
Summary
Radio interview with Dr. Ron Shaw, president of the Association of American Indian Physicians, about the impact of the opioid epidemic on Native American populations. Native Americans have the highest death rate from opioid overdoses of any demographic. Discussion includes the impact of historical trauma and the necessity of medication-assisted treatment.
Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention