Opioids / Veterans / Telemedicine

A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among American veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows.

There is a pressing need to find and provide care to veterans who need help for use of non-prescription opioids, whether or not they are also taking prescription opioids.

“Mental and behavioral health is a top priority of the VA, demonstrated by the major efforts around suicide prevention.

But given the tremendous increase we see in opioid overdose deaths, we need to do more for overdose prevention. The VA has a robust network of substance use disorder treatment clinics. But additional efforts to expand access to medication treatment for OUD are critically needed, including newer delivery strategies such as through telemedicine.

`

Read Entire Story

 
 
 
5/5
Suicide-Prevention Hotline
800.273.8255
Disaster-Distress Helpline
800.985-5990
Homeland Security
202.282.8000
Crises Text Line

text  741741 for help

5/5
Disclaimer-please read:
The creators of Train of Thought have no expertise in the field of mental health.
Please Consult a Professional. Trainofthought.com, writers and contributors assume no liability for any errors or omissions
in the content of this site. All information is provided on an “as is” basis with no guarantees of completeness,
accuracy, usefulness or timeliness