Posts about Opioid Abuse
Technology and the Opioid Epidemic: Your Questions Answered
What is the current state of the opioid crisis and what types of newer technology can help providers make a positive impact on outcomes?
The Opioid Crisis and Its Impact on Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice organizations increasingly recognize that a multimodality approach to pain management is needed and are putting opioid stewardship practices in place.
Good Intentions Gone Bad: The Opioid Crisis & Implications for Healthcare Professionals
The opioid crisis is one of the most serious public health concerns our nation has ever had to face. Every day in American more than 116 die from opioid overdoses.
The Opioid Epidemic’s Forgotten Victims
Despite consistent news coverage of the individuals affected by the opioid epidemic, there remains a large segment of society that is overlooked...
Supporting Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
When process, incentives and legislation are aligned, prescribers make the best choice, and better outcomes result for all the patients we serve.
Heroin Alert: A 3-Part Response
People addicted to prescription pain medications often switch to heroin because it offers a similar high, doesn’t require a prescription, and is cheaper to buy.
What Is Your State Doing to Address the Opioid Crisis and What Does It Mean for You?
As part of evaluating how Relias can be a partner in addressing the opioid crisis, we analyzed state by state, ....
The Opioid Epidemic: 5 Questions to Consider When Developing a Strategy
Whether you are a state passing regulations, a health system, or an independent clinician, here are 5 questions to consider when developing a strategy to combat the opioid epidemic.
Seniors, SAD and Opioid Dependency
Did you know seniors suffering seasonal affective disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, suffer falls and experience declining health?
How the Opioid Crisis Stretches Into Post-Acute Care
According to the CDC, up to 25% of people receiving post-acute care and taking opioids, for purposes other than cancer pain, experience the symptoms of withdrawal and opioid abuse.
First Glance: Commission to Reduce Opioid Abuse, Barriers to Care, and Suicide
The risk of opioid overdose has reached an all-time high, killing approximately 91 people daily, asserts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ....
Using Data to Combat the U.S. Opioid Crisis
The opioid epidemic is one of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare, especially now that drug overdose is the leading, ....
Did We Create the Opioid Epidemic?
We’ve all heard these phrases like the ones below since childhood, from people in positions of authority: