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Most youths surviving opioid overdose not getting timely treatment to avoid recurrence

19:00 EST 15 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) A study of more than 4 million Medicaid claims records during a recent seven-year period concludes that less than a third of the nearly 3,800 US adolescents and young adults who experienced a nonfatal opioid overdose got timely (within 30 days) follow-up addiction treatment to curb or prevent future misuse and reduce the risk of a second overdose.

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