America’s Opioid Problems

How Additional Approaches Can Stem the Tide

A man who was found unconscious after overdosing on opioids is in an ambulance in the Boston suburb of Malden, Massachusetts, December 2, 2017, photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

Event Details

Date:

February 28, 2024

Time:

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Location:

Online (Zoom Webinar)

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Program

Opioids play a critically important role in medicine, but they also play an outsized role in America’s drug problems—especially overdose deaths. So far, efforts to address this have been insufficient and sometimes contradictory.

In a sweeping study released in 2023, RAND researchers explore alternative policy approaches that can help reduce opioid addiction, overdose deaths, and other harms. It starts with viewing the opioid crisis as an ecosystem, they say, in which all parts of this vexing problem are interconnected.

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