Health Tips by Dr. Lipi Roy — Addiction1: What is Addiction?

Dr Lipi Roy Harvard Medical School Instructor and Addiction Medicine Specialist Boston's homeless men and women # 1 Cause of death among Boston's homeless population is DRUG OVERDOSE Addictie beïnvloedt mensen uit alle walken van leven Alcohol kills more than 3 million people worldwide each year Illicit drugs (eg heroin, cocaine) kill over 350,000 each year I USA, unintentional drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death Health care costs

Criminal justice costs Lost productivity at work Annual cost of $ 600 billion ONLY 10% of people with addiction get the help they need Addiction is a chronic medical disease * Addiction is NOT a moral failure or a sign of weakness Most people with addiction GET BETTER, once connected to treatment and recovery Learn more at wwwSpicesforLifeMD

com! Thank you, take care of yourselves!

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