The opioid addiction epidemic is a nationwide public health crisis that’s claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans since the turn of the century. The epidemic has become so widespread that it’s affected every demographic of the American population, including the elderly. Given the unique risk factors that older populations who misuse opioids face, public health efforts and policy should be directed at helping the elderly seek treatment.
The opioid epidemic in the United States first began to develop at the turn of the century. Now a National Public Health Emergency, this crisis has been ongoing for over two decades.
As the opioid crisis has swept across America, this addiction nightmare has now made its way into the workforce. What will it take for American workers and employers to create a safe, drug-free work environment?
Pill mills were a big part of what created the opiate epidemic, and many of them still exist today. How does one spot these criminal organizations?
Our great nation is struggling with a highly lethal drug epidemic, one which causes problems and crippling issues of the very worst kind. For years we have felt the tight grip of the addiction crisis. With 24 million-plus people in the U.S. struggling with substance abuse, it’s likely that most of us have been affected by this problem in some way or another.
The Washington Post reported that more than 115 people die every day from opioid related use. Anyone who takes opioids is at risk of developing addiction…
Prescription drug abuse has risen rapidly through the ranks of addiction difficulties, steadily climbing to become the single most dangerous and risky substance abuse problem that our nation now faces.
Drug and alcohol addiction is a grim topic, one that is not very well understood by most. For the most part, such habits exist as monsters in the closet, dark obsessions that folks would rather not know much about. Ignorance is bliss, as they say.