91 Americans Die Every Day From Opioid Overdose

Region 10 Rise UP Task Force
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Rise Up Campaign

The Prevention Resource Center is spearheading a collaborative task force to combat the issue of Prescription drug misuse.

Region 10 Rise Up Task Force consists of providers from prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery from substance use.  Activities and events from the task force include a prevention campaign focused on educating the community of the addictive nature of prescription medication.

Texas HHSC goals for their State Campaign includes:

Prescribing

Promote safe and effective prescribing and dispensing policies and practices

Guidance

Guide appropriate patient use, storage, and disposal of prescription drugs

Support

Support proper pain management methods

Prevention

Minimize the unintended consequence of increased heroin use

Education

Promote the expansion of medically assisted treatment opportunities

Important Facts

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OPIOID DATA

26,852
Falling
31,672
Guns
33,687
Traffic Accidents
38,329
Drug Overdose

*30,006 of which were unintentional.

Source: CDC Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) on Mortality: http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortsql.html(2010)