Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
4 monthes ago - By Mercola
By Dr. Mercola
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 115 Americans, on average, die of an opioid overdose every day. 1 The increasing use of opioid painkillers and the rampant rates of addiction to them have become a social issue that transcends all geographic and socioeconomic boundaries.
Drug overdoses now affect people of every age, gender and ethnicity. “Understanding the Opioid Epidemic” is a one-hour PBS documentary designed to highlight some of the issues surrounding the disturbing rates of use and abuse of prescription opioid medications in the...
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