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<p class="First-paragraph-drop-cap"><span class="_idGenDropcap-1">O</span>pioid addiction resulted in more than 33,000 U.S. overdose deaths in 2015, making drug overdose the No. 1 cause of accidental death in the nation. The overdose death rate has quadrupled since the 1990s, as have sales of prescription painkillers, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine.</p>

Case Management’s Role in Curbing Opioid Epidemic Increases

Key component is education