African-Americans

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February 10, 2022

Hospitals in Communities with More People of Color Less Likely to Offer Programs Addressing Opioid Use

Study identifies gaps in hospital-based substance use services that may contribute to racial and ethnic health disparities
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January 11, 2022

Study: Opioid Deaths Have Surged Among Older Black Men

A roughly tenfold increase in opioid deaths among adults 55 and older has been driven primarily by overdoses among Black men, according to a new study.
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December 28, 2021

Opioid Overdose Death Rate Rose Faster for People of Color

Structural racism, including lack of access to substance use treatment and discrimination in the criminal justice system, is resulting in a deadly rise in overdoses among people of color. A government study seeks effective interventions.
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September 10, 2021

Black Opioid Deaths Increase Faster Than Whites, Spurring Calls For Treatment Equity

A study published Thursday reveals a growing racial disparity in opioid overdose death rates. Deaths among African Americans are growing faster than among whites across the country. The study authors call for an "antiracist public health approach" to address the crisis in Black communities.
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September 13, 2021

Fatal Opioid ODs Keep Rising in Black Americans

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The decades-long U.S. opioid epidemic could be hitting Black people harder than white folks as the crisis enters a new phase.
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September 9, 2021

Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests

Non-Hispanic Black individuals in four U.S. states experienced a 38% increase in the rate of opioid overdose deaths from 2018 to 2019, while the rates for other race and ethnicity groups held steady or decreased, according to a new study by the National Institutes of Health published in the American Journal of Public Health.
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November 13, 2020

A legacy of distrust: The racial disparities that mean many can be reluctant to seek help

Every city in America could use more Donna Fambros, people who drive the streets of urban neighborhoods – as Fambro does in Cincinnati – looking for Black and Latino women and men suffering from addiction and asking whether they need help.
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November 5, 2020

Opioid crisis reaches critical level in Black community

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In this week’s The Next 400, Damon Maloney takes a deeper dive into the opioid crisis and how it’s affecting the Black community.
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