State of addiction: How UAB is making an impact on the opioid crisis
Alabama is not immune to the consequences of opioid use. In 2017, the state had the highest overall opioid prescribing rate.
Why is that, and what can be done to make sure people are cared for while not harming them at the same time?
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has made significant contributions in the battle against opioids in the research field and at the bedside, all in an attempt to answer those questions and, ultimately, save more lives.