A Culture of Health: Medication Safety in the Midst of an Opioid Epidemic

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1. Accessible treatment

1.1. Equal opportunity to go to treatment for everyone

1.2. More treatment centers with more capacity for more patients

1.3. More affordable treatment options

1.4. More programs for treatment

1.5. Introduce safe injection sites

2. Education

2.1. Improvement of D.A.R.E program

2.2. Additional information for parents to watch out for in their children

2.3. Pharmacist/medical professional education programs

3. Law enforcement

3.1. Education programs for police forces

3.2. Focus on helping people who are addicted instead of just punishing them

3.3. Continue to limit flow of opioids and heroin into communities

3.4. Movement to take addicts to hospitals instead of to jail cells

3.5. Usage of Naloxone

4. Mindset Change

4.1. Reduce the stigma

4.2. Make it common knowledge that addiction is a disease

5. Government

5.1. Administration must acknowledge the opioid epidemic as a crisis/emergency

5.2. Increase funding to the opioid crisis, not just to law enforcement aspect of it

6. Helping addicts

6.1. Providing aftercare for those in need

6.2. Job assistance services for people in recovery

6.3. Use of Suboxone, other prescriptions that eliminates cravings

6.4. Making NA just as accessible and popular as AA

7. Health Professionals

7.1. New guidelines for when it is appropriate to prescribe certain medications

7.2. More training on addiction

7.3. Consequences for overprescribing or not putting the thought into a patient's condition

7.4. More care into individual patient needs

7.5. Making it routine to ask a patient about addiction or if they feel they have a problem