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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General

Last Reviewed: 2016

This report calls for Americans to fight the epidemic of addiction to drugs and alcohol. It offers tools and a vision for the future to help prevent and manage addiction. The accompanying website includes: 

  • A spotlight on opioids that offers information to the public and family members of people at higher risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, or opioid use disorder
  • Federal resources to help fight the opioid crisis
  • Additional resources that outline the report’s key messages and highlight findings and recommendations for key audiences

The website also includes links to additional information that can help people find behavioral health treatment and prevent suicide. 

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. Retrieved from https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/sites/default/files/surgeon-generals-report.pdf