Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Avera Health Systems takes additional measures to prevent and address addiction

The opioid epidemic has been relatively little talked about in South Dakota, until recently. Health care providers are seeing an uptick in the number of addicts presenting for care, and communities are feeling the impact. Avera has an upcoming continuing education conference in October on the epidemic, the details of which are outlined in the interview above.  Dr. Tad Jacobs also offers a reminder that Avera partners with the local HyVee Grocery Stores to offer the drug reversing Naloxone for those with family, friends, or colleagues they may be concerned about.

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