Creative Solutions 


‘How to stop the deadliest drug overdose crisis in American history’

Check out this Vox article that explores why opioids have created the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history.  It explores the dual problems of treating those already addicted and fighting to prevent a new generation from becoming dependent, then explores the best treatment and prevention programs, what is known to work, and moonshots what might be necessary to overcome this crisis.


‘An Ambitious Research Plan to Help Solve the Opioid Crisis’

Learn more about the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s ambitious research plan to help solve the opioid crisis, the HEAL initiative. It focuses on two goals: improving opioid addiction treatments and enhancing pain management to prevent addiction and overdose.



‘Solving the country’s opioid crisis’

Check out Deloitte’s resources and how they plan to combat the opioid crisis through various channels, including strategies using data analytics, innovative partnerships beyond typical stakeholders on the issue, weekly updates on developments and policies in the health care industry, and more.


‘FDA approves first-ever implant for opioid addiction treatment’

Learn more about the Probuphine device, an implant approved by the FDA that will help eliminate withdrawal symptoms for opioid addicts and was approved by the FDA in 2016.



‘The game changers: 12 bold attempts to slow the opioid epidemic’

From developing new vaccines to installing naloxone boxes in public, check out these 12 bold solutions to combating the opioid crisis.


‘Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us’

Addiction Nation draws on Timothy McMahan King’s theological training to explore the ways that addiction robs us of freedom and explores proven approaches that the Church, families, and government can apply to better tackle the challenge of opioids and support individuals struggling with addiction. The book tells a personal story of hope from a deeply researched and academically anchored perspective that is relevant to families and policy-makers alike.