In Administration & Program Management, Cultural Competence, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, Prevention, Substance Use Disorder, Treatment

The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue

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This issue brief from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/AA population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice (Publication Date: April 2020).

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