Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age and the death rate continues to rise due to the opioid crisis, which has been declared a national emergency.
The opioid crisis presents unique challenges for funeral directors, from working with families whose loved one has died from an overdose to protecting themselves from harm when handling the body of an overdose victim during removal or embalming.
Be prepared! Understand the epidemic so you can better serve your families and protect yourself.
Gain essential information and ideas for confronting the opioid crisis from the funeral director's perspective: