The matter in question of the opioid crisis that rolls unrestrained throughout the United States, has a potential of being solved with the fulfillment of micromanaging the distribution of prescription opioids, broadening access to prescription drug monitoring programs, and making the overdose antidote; Naloxone more accessible.
- Micromanaging the distribution of prescription opioid can allow clinicians to investigate prescription histories.
- Possessing a track on prescription use can identify early indications of mistrustful utilization.
- Bringing awareness to the clinicians will have them more engaged in the patients use.
- Broadening access to prescription drug monitoring programs has a potential of providing users with skills to maintain the prescription use.
- Users of opioids may be using the prescription incorrectly, which leads to further harm.
- The users that are currently addicted may want help but don’t have access to how or where to find it.
- Making the overdose antidote; Naloxone more accessible, has a potential of lessening more overdose deaths.
- Having the antidote to become more accessible causes sudden opiate withdrawal effects.
- Users that no longer want to be an addict, have a easier transition into living a healthier life.
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