Addiction

Surgeon general tells Aberdeen Proving Ground audience how to help combat opioid epidemic

Surgeon general tells Aberdeen Proving Ground audience how to help combat opioid epidemic

Dr. Jerome Adams, U.S. surgeon general, emphasized Tuesday that it takes partnerships for communities to reverse the tide of an opioid epidemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives across the nation.

Adams, keynote speaker for the National Opioid Crisis Community Summit at Aberdeen Proving Ground, also stressed that each person has their own role to play. He said they need to talk with others about drug addiction, obtain accurate information about the nature of addiction, which he stressed is a “chronic disease” or carry Naloxone to revive somebody suffering from an overdose.

“We can’t solve the opioid crisis from our silos ... we must partner in order to have a...

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