Faces of Opiate Overdoses. Very sobering, very sad. 52 days 52 Faces Obituaries. The faces above and the stories below are a snapshot of the devastating opioid epidemic sweeping across the United States. Publicly acknowledging that a family member suffered from an addiction to drugs, or died of an overdose, has long been a taboo subject — one best kept secret among family and a … Continue reading The True Silent War..Opiate’s.
According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. In an effort to relieve that constant pain, the number of opiate prescriptions has nearly doubled over the last decade. Today, opiates like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine flood the streets, driving up addiction rates and fatal opiate overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially labeled … Continue reading Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows