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Intense storms like Florence are even worse for people living with opioid addiction

4 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

As Hurricane Florence barreled toward the southeastern United States in September, North Carolina officials and relief organizations banded together to preemptively help a group of people often overlooked during natural disasters: opioid addicts.
While efforts to supply medication weren't entirely flawless, experts say North Carolina's response is an early model for other states. As both nationwide addiction rates rise and storms become increasingly severe and destructive, this is undoubtedly a crisis first responders will have to manage again.
“I don't think we've had a storm, or haven't...
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