Our country is in the midst of full blown opiate addiction epidemic and Utah is no exception. These pain killers are addicting and killing Americans at alarming numbers across all social, racial and economic segments of our society like never before.
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The Shocking Truth About Opioid Addictions
While many people know that prescription pain killer overdoses and addictions are on the rise, but when you learn the numbers behind this epidemic you will be truly shocked.
According to the CDC
- From 1999 to 2014 opioid deaths increased by 369 percent, while deaths from heroin jumped 439 percent
- From 1999 to 2013 the number of opioid prescriptions quadrupled
- Overdose deaths have never been higher and 6 out of 10 overdose deaths are caused by opioids
With more prescriptions than ever being given out to patients, many people are getting hooked on these pain killers. As the prescriptions run out and tougher laws have been passed to control this epidemic, many users are finding heroin to be easier to get and more powerful. This creates another wave of addiction and deaths.
Common Opioids and Opiates
Opioids and opiates are drugs used to reduce pain. While heroin is the most well known opioid, common prescription opioids are:
- Oxycodone (aka OxyContin)
- Hydrocodone (aka Vicodin)
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