Opioid overdose

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  • Opioid Overdose

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    officers are the first to arrive at the scene of an overdose, accident, or crime. Some law enforcement officers are equipped with the lifesaving opioid antidote, Narcan, however, not all law enforcement in America carries the drug. Currently, over 1000 police departments carry the drug but, still that is not enough. Narcan is an opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of prescription pain medications and heroin. When victims are suffering from an overdose police officers simply spray Narcan up their

  • Literature Review On Opioid Overdose

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    OPIOID MISUSE AND ITS PREVENTION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE As it is known, the opioid misuse is one of the major problems in the USA (Huhn et al., 2018), compared to the other substance use disorders. The number of the cases of opioid overdose registered slowly rises permanently (Coffin et al., 2017), and different approaches to the solution of this problem are developed. The present literature review gives an overview of three peer-reviewed studies which are dedicated to different aspects of opioid misuse

  • Opioid Overdose Essay

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    Opioids are killing Americans throughout the world and also decreasing their lifespans overall. According to a medical report from JAMA Opioids take about 3 months off of our lives. In 2015 life expectancy in the US decreased since the year 1993. Deaths from drug overdose continue to get higher and according to The Center for Disease control there were 64,000 deaths from a drug overdose in 2016. The amount of deaths related to Opioid’s has multiplied by four since 1999. One of the main causes for

  • Opioid-Related Overdoses

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    Opioid abuse has become so widespread in Baltimore that on March 1, 2017, the governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, declared a state of emergency. The rise in the number of opioid-related overdoses in the Baltimore have skyrocketed in the past few years. According to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1089 people, a majority from Baltimore, died of a fentanyl overdose in 2015. In 2016, the number rose to 1856 deaths. (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 14). The spike

  • Opioid Overdose And Its Effects

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    There is no question that the alarming rate of deaths related to opioid overdose needs to be addressed in this county, but the way to solve the problem seems to remain a trial and error approach at this point. A patient is injured, undergoes surgery, experiences normal wear and tear on a hip, knee or back and has to live with that pain for the rest of their life or take a narcotic pain medication in order to improve their quality of life and at least be able to move. The above patients are what narcotic

  • Opioid-Related Overdose Analysis

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    Rates of opioid-related overdose have been rapidly increasing in the United States. From 2010-2015, overdose deaths attributed to the use of illicit opioids has increased by over 200% (1). In 2016, the number of opioid-related deaths reached 64,070, the highest number ever recorded in the nation’s history and anticipated to increase (2). While opioid-related overdose had been largely caused by prescription opioid misuse, the problem is increasingly due to heroin and other illicit opioid use (3, 4)

  • Opioid Abuse And Overdose Essay

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    Opioid use in the US has increased over the years, and this has led to an increase in substance abuse. Substance abuse is not only associated with use of illicit drugs but also prescription drugs. In 2015, of the 20.5 million reported cases of substance abuse, 2 million had an abuse disorder related to prescription pain relievers and 591,000 associated with heroin.1 The increase in substance abuse disorder has led to an increase in opioid related death. In 2015 drug overdose was the leading cause

  • The Effects Of Opioid Overdoses And Deaths

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    On June 6, 2017 Arizona Governor Doug Ducey declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in the state of Arizona (Vestal, C. 2017, June 6). Since 2012 there has been a 74% increase in opioid overdoses and deaths; this equals about 2 opioid overdose deaths per day in Arizona (Vestal, C. 2017, June 6). 431 million opioid pills were prescribed in Arizona in 2016 enough for every Arizonan to have a 2.5 week supply of opioid pills (Arizona Department of Health Services, 2017). The “U.S. is only

  • Persuasive Essay On Opioid Overdose

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    The opioid crisis is wiping out our future generations by the numbers. 91 people are dying every day from an opioid overdose. Nearly ½ of the US opioid overdoses are caused by prescription opioids. We may not think that this can happen to us, but it can and it is. The opioid overdoses used to be something that we saw on the news but now it's come and knocking on our front doors of our communities. The epidemic is hard in bigger areas but imagine the effects on the small towns, or the close-knit communities

  • Opioid Overdose Research Paper

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    is the current opioid epidemic in our society. There has been a significant increase in the use of opioid analgesics for pain control. There is a corresponding growth in the rate of abuse, misuse, and overdose of these drugs. As a nurse, I had witnessed and continue to witness patients coming in the emergency room from opioids overdose between the ages of 12 and 25 and this situation continue to increase in number. There is a significant increase in number of teenagers using opioid they buy from the