September is National Recovery Month
America's opioid epidemic affects all facets of our society. It is a threat to the health and well-being of our families and communities. Our health care system has been pushed to the breaking point by cases of opioid overdose and misuse. Our economy is hobbled by the costs of treating patients and getting them back on their feet.
Half of all Americans know somebody battling opioid use disorder, but people still have misconceptions about opioid misuse prevention, treatment and recovery. Here's how we're working to change that. Overcoming misconceptions and stigma related to opioid misuse takes everyone - citizens, celebrities, policy leaders - to break through the noise, start the conversation, and connect people with the resources they need.