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How To Spot And Stop Opioid Use

November 10, 2020

While most people – 87.2 percent – who take prescription pain relievers don’t misuse them, in 2017, HHS declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Opioid use disorders are more common in younger patients, yet the senior living industry is not immune to the problem. Older adults are among the fastest-growing age group being diagnosed with opioid misuse, an issue that impacts their physical and mental health as well as their social and financial well-being.

What you’ll learn:

  • Risk factors for opioid misuse
  • How to mitigate the threat in your community

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