WIN! 'Understanding the Opioid Epidemic' on DVD!
'Understanding the Opioid Epidemic' traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America.
The program captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities.
The stories often begin with medical treatment for moderate to severe pain that evolve into drug addiction and death.
In addition to the stories, the documentary explores the dramatic increase in the use and acceptance of prescription painkillers and addresses possible solutions to the opioid epidemic including more non-drug treatment for pain, improved opioid prescribing, and reducing the amount of opioids produced and prescribed in America.
If you would like to win a copy of this eye-opening new DVD, just answer this easy question: Drug overdose deaths continue to impact communities in the United States. From 1999 to 2017, more than 702,000 people have died from a drug overdose. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses, making it a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States.
Sixty-eight percent of those deaths involved a prescription or illicit opioid. On average, ___ Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
But what is that missing three-figure number?! (FYI: You will be given a 50 swing either way)
Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before June 20th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: UNDERSTANDING THE OPIOD EPIDEMIC DVDs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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