Daily Update June 18, 2018


Opioid treatment plans must include a trauma-informed approach



Marlo Nash, Opinion Contributor - The Hill

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the opioid epidemic claimed the lives of more than 64,000 people in 2016, nearly double the number of people who died in deadly automobile accidents.

These numbers are shocking, and yet they don’t begin to communicate the full impact of this deadly epidemic. In fact, there is a growing consensus among brain science experts that addiction may actually be a symptom of an even larger problem — one that can have its roots in childhood trauma.

full article 
http://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/392199-opioid-treatment-plans-must-include-a-trauma-informed-approach

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