Opioid Addiction Statistics in America:
The problems worse now than ever before and is only going to get bigger. Almost everyone knows someone who’s struggled with addiction or dependence to narcotics, prescription painkillers (like oxycontin, percocet, vicodin, opana) or other opioids.
I’ll let these opioid dependence statistics in America below paint you a clear picture of this giant problem:
So why have the US’s opioid dependence statistics risen so much so fast?
That’s because the sad truth is that there’s WAY more money in legal drugs than illegal drugs. People using prescription medicine must take them every single day, 365 days a year.
Do you see how lucrative this is? Do you see the huge lifetime earning potential from selling prescription medications? Multi-multi billions in profits. Doctors, pharmacies and drug companies all profit hugely from selling drugs. And the more they sell, the better they do.
As the consumer, you must be wary when dealing with the 1000 pound gorilla – aka the medical establishment.
When you seek help for your ailments, be educated in all your choices. You should always be aware of, and seek out, alternative therapies and second opinions if you can. It’s very easy to get addicted to prescription opioids.
And be aware – western medicine is NOT the only medicine that works. Now, more than ever, people are choosing from a wide range of alternative health therapies as opposed to harsh medical treatments and surgeries. Please do not blindly listen to doctors and assume they are God and can do no wrong – NOTHING could be further from the truth. Question and research what they say before accepting it as fact.