CDC: Increases in Opioid-Involved Overdoses in All Five US Regions

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says ER visits for opioid overdoses rose 30 percent in 45 states from July 2016 through September 2017

The rate rose most in the Midwest - 70 percent, including a 65 percent hike in IL.

Other states that have been dealing with the opioid epidemic for a long time, like Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, had modest decreases in opioid overdoses resulting in hospital stays.

The number of visits rose 30 percent across the country from July 2016 to September 2017.

The increases were prevalent in both men and women of all age groups in all regions, according to the report.

The largest increase was in the Midwest region (69.7 percent), followed by the West (40.3 percent). "It does not respect state or county lines and is still increasing in every region in the United States".

Rates of opioid overdoses in the ED decreased significantly by 15% in Kentucky. The largest increase - 109 percent - was in Wisconsin.

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At Mount Sinai Hospital in the North Lawndale neighborhood, medical director Dr. Jaime Moreno said he sees so many heroin-related problems in his ER that it is hard to tell if there has been an increase.

"Emergency department education and post-overdose protocols, including providing naloxone and linking people to treatment, are critical needs", Vivolo-Kantor said.

"The science is clear: addiction is a chronic disease and not a moral failing".

Adams stressed the importance of preventing opioid misuse by improving safe prescribing practices and helping patients understand the benefits of opioid alternatives, and how to safely use, store and dispose of prescription opioids.

Support programs that reduce harms which can occur when injecting opioids, including those that offer screening for HIV and hepatitis B and C, in combination with referral to treatment.

This report contains crucial new information regarding opioid overdoses and how to respond, according to Schuchat. For example, emergency room staff need better training to make sure people with substance-use disorder get follow-up addiction treatment, says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, president and chief executive officer of the Addiction Policy Forum. "The number of Americans experiencing opioid overdoses is still increasing".

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