Opioid Addiction: Why Is There an Opioid Epidemic in the United States?

Opioid addiction has become an increasingly prevalent reality for many, especially in the United States. Opiates are highly addictive substances that are known for providing pain relief. So what are some of the signs of opiate addiction, what has made it so common in the United States, and what can be done to overcome an […]

What Caused the Opioid Crisis?

The US is currently in the midst of an opioid crisis that has been getting worse for the past 20 years. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 47,000 people died of opioid overdoses in 2017. That number includes overdoses from prescription opioids, heroin, and the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Roughly 1.7 million […]