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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This 2018 report provides a comprehensive overview of opioid use disorder (OUD) in America from the perspective of the U.S. Surgeon General. Written for all audiences, it includes information about prevalence of OUD, a discussion of the neurobiology of addiction, the continuum of care for treatment, recovery options, and the role of health care systems in addressing the crisis.