The Opioid Epidemic: National Health Emergency & Natural Alternatives

Up until the year 2017, a seriously costly crisis swept the nation, causing 115 deaths daily. According to the Centers for Disease Control in 2016, 4.6 deaths occurred every hour due to misuse and addiction of prescribed painkillers. Those pain killers included heroin, synthetic opioids, and commonly prescribed opioids. Although these over-dose related deaths involve all age groups, young adults took a hit from heroin and synthetic opioids. Much youth believed the drugs to be safe since they were medically prescribed by a doctor.