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Keywords

addiction, drug abuse, epidemic, opiate, opioid, opioid use disorder, overdose, substance abuse

 

Authors

  1. Morland, Rebecca BSN, RN, NE-BC

Abstract

Abstract: Opioid use disorder (OUD), addiction, and overdose have become a national public health and socioeconomic crisis. This article explores the evolution of substance abuse in the US, specifically OUD.