Sam Snodgrass on The Future of Addiction Policies and Treatments

Submission Date: February 20, 2019
Attributing Author: Wes Moore & Katie Marquette
Source: WYPR.org

International Overdose Awareness Day 2018

Dr. Sam Snodgrass, member of the Board of Directors of Broken No More, is a guest on YPR News Station. 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.

And frankly, the problem is only getting worse. Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.

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