AMERICAN OPIOIDS EPIDEMIC
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.
I suppose we’d never thought we’d see the day, though we should have anticipated this. The nationwide dependence and reliance on pharmaceutical drugs have resulted in harsh effects on the environment, with reports coming out that opioids are now being found in mussels fished out of the Puget Sound.
It’s time we talked about and understood the pain medicine epidemic that our nation is struggling with. According to research, more Americans are being prescribed powerful narcotic painkillers when they visit the Emergency Room, and that is not a good thing.