August 5, 2020

The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

SAMHSA poster that reads, The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/ Latino Population: An Urgent Issue

SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity is pleased to announce a new issue brief: The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: An Urgent Issue. The opioid crisis has not abated and has had a significant impact on Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S. This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment; innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.

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