Opioid addiction continues to have devastating impact on our society. Efforts to solve the opioid epidemic have evolved into key health initiatives across the United States, including the State of Idaho.
Idaho’s Response to the Opioid Crisis (IROC) serves to offer prevention, treatment, and recovery support to Idahoans with an opiate use disorder (OUD). IROC’s primary mission is to decrease the number of opiate-related deaths in Idaho. The need for these resources continues to rise as a growing number of individuals misuse prescription painkillers. The following information paints the situation on national and state levels.