Opioid addiction claims nearly 100 lives every day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there was a record 33,091 opioid overdose deaths in 2015, up 16 percent from the record set the previous year.
In response to the crisis, researchers and policy makers are looking for effective treatments for opioid addiction. Some solutions, like medication-assisted treatment, have been in use for years but continue to be refined for better results. Others, like vaccines against addiction and brain stimulation, are still in the research stage, but hold great promise for helping people with opioid addiction.
Read the whole story at IEEE Pulse: Tackling an Epidemic.