The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a national drug use survey, and the results were staggering: 91.8 million American adults aged 12 and up (37.8%) reported prescription opioid use, and 6.2 million of those users reported misusing them. Every 14 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from an unintentional drug overdose or accidental poisoning.   Opioid epidemic Why are these numbers so high? The ...
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