The U.S. is Facing a National Public Health Crisis Related to Prescription and Illicit Opioids
As reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic with every American state, county, socio-economic and ethnic group impacted.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Killing more people than car accidents and guns – 70,200 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. Opioids account for more than 68% of all overdose deaths – killing more than 47,736 people in 2017. – 2017 CDC Death Rate Data: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/statedeaths.html
This organization shares the faces and the stories of opioid addiction. We are putting a face to this opioid epidemic. Opioids, such as FENTANYL, are in every state, city, and suburb. The time for being complacent is gone!