OPIOIDS ARE INTENDED TO
EASE HUMAN SUFFERING.
THEY’VE BECOME A SOURCE OF IT.
America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions. The roots of this problem are varied and complex, but the effects are plain to see: Addiction shatters families, drains billions from our economy, and causes good people to lose their way…or, far too often, their lives.
What was once considered a rare and isolated mental health issue – one that received attention only when it affected a well-known athlete or celebrity – has evolved into a national crisis that shows no signs of slowing down. The statistics are, in a word, alarming…