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Opioid overdoses caused more than 42,000 deaths in 2016, more than any previous year on record. In 2017 HHS declared a public health emergency to combat the crisis. HHS as a whole is making great strides against the Opioid Epidemic.
This handbook provides guidance on using the web-based, multimedia tool Decisions in Recovery: Medications for Opioid Addiction. This handbook and the web-based tool offers information about medication-assisted treatment. Both resources help people living with opioid use disorder compare treatment options and discuss their preferences with a provider.