In 2017, more than 72,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses
— that's nearly 200 people every day.1 Around two-thirds of those overdose deaths were connected to misuse of opioids, whether prescription or illicit.2 The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions.
This crisis can be counted in numbers
— and in stories. Hear our campaign leaders share their experiences in this powerful video.
As the next generation of leaders in health care, it's up to us to change this outcome. It's time to Recover Hope.
The Recover Hope Campaign will raise awareness, promote prevention, and improve treatment of substance use disorders
— the misuse of alcohol or prescription or illicit drugs of any kind
— to heal individuals, families, and communities around the world who are suffering.
Join us today:
- Vital Statistics Rapid Release: Provisional Drug Overdose Death Counts. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. October 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/drug-overdose-data.htm
- Lopez, G. 2017 was the worst year ever for drug overdose deaths in America. Vox.com. August 2018. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/8/16/17698204/opioid-epidemic-overdose-deaths-2017