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Opioids could kill nearly 500,000 Americans in the next decade

Click here for full article Opioids could kill nearly half a million people across America over the next decade as the crisis of addiction and overdose accelerates.​Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses already kill more Americans under age 50 than anything else. STAT asked leading public health experts at 10…

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Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

Click here for full article Opioid addiction is America’s 50-state epidemic. It courses along Interstate highways in the form of cheap smuggled heroin, and flows out of “pill mill” clinics where pain medicine is handed out like candy. It has ripped through New England towns, where people overdose in the aisles of dollar stores, and…

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You May Be Misusing Opioids Without Knowing It

Click here for full article ​Many people who misuse prescription painkillers — meaning that they use these addictive medicines in ways not recommended by their doctor — may not think they have a problem, a new federal report suggests. ​After all, survey respondents said, they wanted pain relief, not to get high. Or they got the…

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America’s Addiction to Pain Pills

Click Here For The Article ​AMERICANS OVER 50 are using narcotic pain pills in surprisingly high numbers, and many are becoming addicted. While media attention has focused on younger people buying illegal opioids on the black market, dependence can also start with a legitimate prescription from a doctor: A well-meant treatment for knee surgery or chronic back…

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