Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women: Final Report

office on women's healthThis report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (OWH) summarizes research that was developed to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse opioids, have opioid use disorders, or overdose on opioids. The report highlights the key background information and findings from a 2016 OWH white paper on the subject and provides a summary of the OWH’s September 2016 national meeting. The report also includes takeaways from their national and regional meetings highlighting promising practices that consider the unique aspects of how opioids affect women across age, race, and socioeconomic spectrums.