TRUMP DECLARES NATIONAL EMERGENCY
How Did More than Seventy-Two Thousand Die from Overdoses in 2017? New Numbers and Their Explanation
Did you know that seventy-two thousand Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017? This is a shocking statistic.
The United States of America is suffering from a drug addiction epidemic, a state of national crisis quite unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes.
The United States is trapped in the fiery chaos of an opioid epidemic. This has been an ongoing problem for almost twenty years, a gripping quandary of efforts to resolve pain phenomena amongst Americans and yet still avoid addiction difficulties.
The United States is in the midst of struggling with an opioid addiction epidemic . This has been an ongoing problem for years, a crippling situation that has only gotten worse with each passing year since the turn of the century.
We need to find a way to reduce the crippling drug problem that is overwhelming our country. Since the turn of the century, the number of Americans addicted to drugs and alcohol has more than tripled, more than half a million have lost their lives from this issue, and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on the problem every year in an effort to curb it.
President Trump declared opiate addiction in the U.S. a national emergency in late October 2017. In fact, he declared opiates a, “State of National Public Health Emergency.” This label does not get thrown around much, and for it to be attached to something drug-related is unprecedented.
There’s been a lot of talk about declaring a national emergency to direct resources toward overcoming our epidemic of opioid overdose deaths. Do the events of the last couple of years really warrant this declare? See what you think.