Opioid addiction is driving the drug overdoses which are claiming too many lives in the US. In 2015 alone, 718 people in Washington state died from opioid-related overdoses. The epidemic is growing quickly, devastating Washington families and communities.
There are many factors driving this crisis and nobody can solve it alone. Together the Washington Health Alliance’s Quality Improvement Committee and The Bree Collaborative are inviting health care leaders across the state to join a coordinated response and to be a part of the solution. By engaging all members of our health care community, we can work to prevent new people from becoming dependent on opioids and support the recovery of those who already are.
- Opioid Medication & Pain: What You Need to Know
- North Sound Behavioral Health Organization: Opioid Reduction Plan
Taking action now may help prevent future addiction.