It’s no longer a news story that our nation is struggling with an opioid addiction epidemic. It’s been going on for some time. This is an epidemic that started out with opioid pain relievers, and even though other opioid addictions have cropped up since then, a decent piece of the pie chart that is the American opioid addiction crisis is still comprised of pain reliever addiction.
At this point, it is all but common knowledge that the United States is struggling with a very serious drug addiction epidemic. Since the late 1990s, this problem has been growing and expanding, creating big difficulties and significant crisis for millions upon millions of Americans.
Just like with most things, there is a geographic influence in the drug problem. Some states and some areas are more harshly affected than others are. In this article, we’ll explore some of the more harshly affected areas that have been severely influenced by substance abuse.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided preliminary numbers for deaths from drug overdose in 2017. Rather than showing improvement, they reveal that we have not yet capped our losses from overdose deaths.
Everyone wants to combat the epidemic of opioid misuse that killed nearly 64,000 Americans in 2016. Is adding a tax to the price of each pill the right solution?
The average American would be horrified to think of his hard-earned money, his tax dollars supporting anything as insidious and destructive as the current epidemic of opioid use and overdose.
In Kentucky, the Attorney General is taking on businesses distributing Suboxone the wrong way and working on legislation that would force them to do it the right way.