Opioid misuse is a health crisis that's killed almost 600,000 people in the United States in the past two decades, and the Covid-19 pandemic caused overdoses to skyrocket to new highs in 2020. In 2018, one in seven people ages 18 to 25 had a substance use disorder, so you likely know someone who's been affected.
The causes of the opioid epidemic are extremely complex, but one thing that's clear is that it's a severe problem that deserves considerably more attention and resources.
In my latest Forbes article, I explore how hospitals, recovery centers, health insurers and pharmaceutical companies can take successful digital practices and apply them to support patients affected by addiction or other serious chronic conditions.
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