In the second episode of the American Health Podcast: in 2016, more than 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States. There’s certainly no silver bullet to the opioid epidemic, but we do know at least one proven strategy for reducing overdose deaths: effective treatment for opioid addiction that includes medications. We talk about the barriers to helping more people get effective treatment. Listen Here.
The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the United States: Addiction and Overdose, Environmental Challenges, Obesity and the Food System, Risks to Adolescent Health and Violence.