What you need to know about the opioid crisis

Opioid deaths in the U.S. rose to a record high last year, and more than 6,700 people died from drug overdoses.

But more than half of the deaths are people who have not used drugs, according to a recent study.

How to help The opioid crisis has devastated the country, leaving millions of people struggling to survive and with no jobs, housing or health insurance.

Here are some key takeaways from the new study: 1.

The crisis has not only left millions of Americans struggling to stay afloat, but it has left millions more in debt.

A recent survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco found that nearly half of all households are either in debt or in arrears on their mortgage.

The researchers say that the economic downturn has pushed up debt, leading to a rise in unemployment.

That means even the smallest portion of Americans who were already struggling to pay their bills are now living paycheck to paycheck.


The federal government is not alone in this crisis.

In addition to the federal government, states and cities are grappling with similar challenges.

In New York, for example, the city recently closed more than 20,000 schools, cut services and laid off teachers in a desperate effort to reduce the number of students who were taking the drug.

The state of Texas, meanwhile, has seen more than 8,000 deaths since January.

A state representative recently said that Texas will not pay the full cost of treating the state’s opioid crisis.

“I have no idea what we are going to do with all the money that is being spent on treatment,” Representative John Whitmire, a Republican from San Antonio, said on CBS News.


The epidemic is not only killing people, but also causing huge economic damage.

The study found that the opioid epidemic has caused $6.9 trillion in direct economic losses to the U, and that $4.4 trillion in indirect losses.

“The economic impact of opioid use and abuse is substantial, as evidenced by the substantial economic loss from the opioid overdose epidemic,” the researchers write.

The report also finds that many people have been unable to access affordable health insurance because of the cost.

“Nearly half of uninsured Americans in 2017 had health insurance, and nearly one in five of those without health insurance did not receive insurance at all in 2017,” the authors wrote.


The economic toll is not just on families.

People who have lost their jobs, are struggling to afford health insurance or can’t get health care because of health insurance coverage also are bearing the brunt of the opioid pain.

The cost of opioid-related care is “far greater” than what the federal budget office estimated, according the researchers.

The authors note that the costs are even more significant for older Americans and people with pre-existing conditions.


There are many ways to help.

Experts have suggested that states can work to make insurance more affordable and reduce the risk of opioid addiction.

Some states have also taken steps to reduce health disparities by expanding Medicaid, the government health care program for low-income people.

There have also been some actions by the Trump administration to help with the opioid response.

Last month, the president signed an executive order that created the Office of Drug Free Communities to combat opioid use, addiction and abuse.

A similar executive order has been issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Trump administration also announced a new initiative that would be administered by the Federal Trade Commission to combat addiction to prescription drugs.


What to do if you’re struggling to get by: Many people in the opioid-addicted population have no other options than to use opioids for pain relief.

But there are many other ways to make ends meet, including working, staying at home or saving for retirement.

Some experts say that in the long run, it is the people who are struggling most who are most likely to need help.

“It’s going to take a long time for this to be fixed,” says Dan Steinberg, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

“We have to see how we are able to put the opioid problem in a perspective that is more reflective of the real problems in our country.

I don’t think it is going to be solved overnight.”


The opioid epidemic is hurting families and communities.

The research shows that opioid addiction and drug abuse affects not only the lives of individuals, but can also harm families and the communities in which they live.

And it has a negative impact on the broader economy.

According to the researchers, “This is a huge issue for the economy of the United States, but the magnitude of it and the extent to which we have to address it is a little bit different in each region.”