Some opiate-related overdose deaths are on their way down while other types of opiate deaths are on the rise. Now more than ever, we have to come together and work hard to reduce ALL types of drug deaths.
At this point, few are unaware of the fact that the United States is struggling with a pretty terrible opioid epidemic. This has easily been the most problematic and difficult drug problem of them all, a crippling crisis that has caused endless , almost incalculable devastation across the nation.
This piece touches on perhaps the grimmest, harshest side of substance abuse there is. This is the side of overdose, the end-all of substance abuse, the fate that awaits almost all drug addicts and alcoholics if they do not get help.
One of the side effects of a growing drug problem in the United States is, of course, more people abusing drugs and then getting behind the wheel of a car. It follows from simple logic that, the more drugs that are floating around the States, the more people using those drugs, and the more drug culture twists its way into society, there will simply be a higher prevalence of drugged driving.
“Synthetic opioids,” are the new kids on the block when it comes to popular (and lethal) drugs. For years, the nation has been plagued with opioid addiction problems. This mainly came about from heroin abuse and opioid prescription drug abuse.