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The 2 “Faces” of the Opioid Crises in America

2020-01-23T20:54:51-08:00

It began as a useful and highly potent pain-relieving medication, but opioids have quickly become a nightmare for millions of Americans. According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, “In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.1 That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder.” The use of these drugs, legal or otherwise, has quickly become a federal crisis. Throughout this article, [...]

The 2 “Faces” of the Opioid Crises in America2020-01-23T20:54:51-08:00