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        What is the Opioid Epidemic? Lesson Plan | Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

        In this lesson, to be used with the program Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, definitions for “opioid” and “epidemic” will be examined. Students will also research factors that led to the current opioid epidemic as well as other epidemics throughout history.

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        The Demand for Opioids | Understanding the Opioid Epidemic Video

        In this video segment from Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, students will learn the historical context behind the current opioid epidemic. Prior to the mid-90s, when pharmaceutical companies began telling physicians that opioid pain relievers were safe, the use of opiods to treat pain was limited.

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