opioid-related disorders; opioid-related disorders/epidemiology; opioid-related disorders/prevention and control; substance-related disorders; opiate overdose; risk factors; adolescent; epidemics; pandemics
Community Health | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Services Administration | Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health Education and Promotion | Substance Abuse and Addiction
The opioid crisis poses a substantial threat to youth throughout the nation. This crisis has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, reversing some of the positive national trends in the fight against the opioid epidemic. Some risk factors for youth opioid use have been identified nationally. The South Florida tri-county region of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach is a culturally distinct region which may not follow national trends and likely has unique risk and protective factors. To address the concerning spike in youth opioid use in South Florida, a community coalition was formed to identify factors unique to South Florida and create a plan for early awareness and prevention.
Jacko, Julie A.; Cohen, Katherine P.; Appadoo, Cathaerina; Levy, Arkene S.; Page, Timothy F.; Parker, Michael J.; Pierre-Gilles, Solina; and Sainfort, Francois
"A Call to Action: Preventing Opioid and Substance Abuse in South Florida Youth,"
HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine: Vol. 2:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.hcahealthcare.com/hcahealthcarejournal/vol2/iss2/1
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