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It’s true what they say, not all superheroes wear capes. Some of them hold a gavel, others carry stethoscopes , and one of them wore Olympic medals. Innovators across Oregon are saving the day through programs that are changing our response to addiction. In 2017, 530 Oregon residents died of a drug overdose. However, seemingly ordinary people are creating extraordinary programs and saving lives.
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It’s almost too big of a statistic to wrap your brain around: since 1999, there has been an 883% increase in drug deaths, according to the state’s health department. In 2017 alone, five Indianans died every single day from an overdose. But born out of those devastating numbers are new, effective and inspiring Hoosier-designed solutions.
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Three hundred and forty-one Iowa residents died from a drug overdose in 2017; that’s 341 too many. However, there is good news. It appears the numbers are decreasing, especially in Iowa, a state that experiences one of the lowest overdose rates per capita in the country. Can you imagine how many more lives could be saved if promising programs were brought to scale and implemented across the state and country? That’s what Innovation Now dares to imagine.