Role of Substance Abuse Nursing in the Opioid Addiction Crisis

As you know, I don’t often include infographics, but opioid addiction and substance abuse is such an urgent issue and this document captures how it affects the nursing profession…

“Drug abuse is a crisis for people in the United States. According to the CDC, in 2015– alone– more than 15,000 people died from opioid overdose. Drugabuse.gov reports that 80% of those addicted to opioids first took an opioid as a prescription. Nurses play a vital role in diminishing this crisis. To learn more about how important nurses are in helping people with substance abuse, check out this educational graphic from Duquesne University.”

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