Our community is facing an unprecedented health crisis and our social services and healthcare providers are not equipped to handle the demands being placed upon them. The Foundation of Recovery was developed to provide additional assistance and support in the fight against the opiate epidemic.
Without organizations like the foundation becoming involved, statistics will continue to go in the wrong direction as evidenced below:
Additionally, the burden on our health system due to the opiate epidemic is significant:
(1) & (2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System; 2015 National Mortality Database.
(3) Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Associated Health Care Expenditures Patrick, SW et al JAMA. 2012;307(18):1934-1940.
(4) Rudd, R. A., Aleshire, N., Zibbel, J. E., & Gladden, R. M. (2016). Increases in drug and opioid overdose deaths — United States, 2000–2014. MMWR, 64(50), 1378-1382.
(5) Addictive Behaviors Journal, September, 2016. Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health news release, 9-29-16.
(6) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2016). Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed tables. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.