How Bad is the Opioid Epidemic?
The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history. Death rates now rival those of AIDS during the 1990s, and with overdoses from heroin and other opioids now killing more than 27,000 people a year, the crisis has led to urgent calls for action.
The epidemic didn’t happen overnight. Over the course of more than a decade, it has grown into a problem destroying lives across the nation, regardless of age, race, wealth or location. Here’s a look at how it happened and who is most affected. This is a must read article! —> How Bad is the Opioid Epidemic?
Twelve states have more opioid prescriptions than people
Drugs now kill more Americans than cars
Opioid prescriptions tripled over 20 years