Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 90 Americans die every day after overdosing on opioids. “The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.” According to the…