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Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2018 Nov;39(11):911-916. doi: 10.1016/j.tips.2018.06.002.

Science-Based Actions Can Help Address the Opioid Crisis.

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1
Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address: david.epstein@nih.gov.
2
Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, IKE, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden.
3
Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Abstract

The epidemic of addiction and overdose is real. Addiction among pain patients accounts for only a small proportion but a large number. Scientific opinion leaders can be most effective on two fronts, each relatively low-tech: dissemination and oversight of empirically established treatments, and promulgation of social-science-based strategies for population-level prevention.

KEYWORDS:

addiction treatment; opioid addiction; opioid overdose; prevention; science policy

PMID:
30343726
DOI:
10.1016/j.tips.2018.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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