Cover for SAMHSA doc Opioids and Black/African Americans

Opioids & Black Americans

Publication Date: Apr 29, 2020

SAMHSA doc cover page: Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent IssueNew publication from SAMHSA's Office of Behavioral Health Equity (March 2020): The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue

The opioid crisis has not abated and has had a significant impact on African American communities.This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/ African American population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment; innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.

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