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As a state, we were making good progress in the fight against the national opioid epidemic, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, opioid misuse, abuse and overdose is on the rise again.
Last year, there were more than 670 overdose deaths in Oklahoma. Think SMART Oklahoma is here to be your partner in providing reliable information and access to tangible products and services.
Check our Facebook Page often, as we regularly post about food distribution events happening around the Cherokee 14 county Reservation.
We have all experienced what life can throw our way, and sometimes, and now in the midst of COVID-19, the results are even more painful. So, when life happens, be responsible and remember, Think SMART OK?
COVID-19 & Substance Abuse. What you NEED to Know Now!
Social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus may lead to more individuals using drugs alone, raising the risk of overdose because bystanders may not be present to intervene or may be reluctant to intervene. Social Distancing also creates challenges to accessing treatment and recovery supports.
“ The U.S. is now facing two intersecting health crises, the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic. Regrettably, each has the potential to exacerbate the effects of the other. ”
Dr. Nora Volkow
Listen to Dr Nora Volkow, Director of National Institute on Drug Abuse explain the situation…