There are many ways for you as an individual to help people who are struggling with opioid addiction. You can call your government officials to ask them to obtain more funding for your state’s treatment centers, you can give money to non-profit organizations that help addicts, and you can make sure anyone you know who is struggling with this terrible substance use disorder gets the help they need in the form of rehab. However, it can seem daunting to try and take on such a serious, nationwide crisis.
As stated by Addictions.com, the opioid epidemic claimed over 59,000 lives in 2016 alone. In addition, the epidemic has led to drug overdoses becoming the leading cause of death in Americans 50 years of age and younger. This is a serious problem that requires serious solutions. The current administration has attempted to step up, and President Trump has declared the crisis … Read More