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Every day, 91 Americans die from opioid overdose. In Iowa, opioids are impacting women age 45-64 at an ever increasing rate. Why? In part, because they don't even know it. Women in this age group are more likely to have physical conditions for which opioids are prescribed, yet they don’t know about the severe risks of opioid misuse.

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Did you know in the last decade that Opioid (e.g., heroin, morphine, prescription painkillers, etc.) overdose deaths in Iowa increased by over 300 percent?

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Did you know that 13 percent of Adult Iowans have experienced at least one problem related to their gambling?

Take the quiz to check out if you are at risk for problem gambling.

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The Iowa Youth Survey is conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center.

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