Essay on drugs in the USA

Uddrag
Recently, drug overdoses have been one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the USA, and the number is rising.
A rapidly increasing health crisis is on its way to take over America by storm.
More than 52 thousand lost their lives in 2015 due to drug overdoses, which greatly outnumbers the deaths by firearms and even Vehicle crash deaths.
Approximately one thousand Americans die each weak due to drug overdoses. This number is largely driven by addiction to opioids.
To get your hands on Opioids, you need a prescription from a licensed physician.

As a licensed physician, you are forced to get training on how to prescribe opioids, and other drugs safely. Amazingly, a low percentage of these physicians get that kind of training.
For years it has been way to easy to prescribe painkillers, such as opioids, which results in an enormous number of pills in the hands of American citizens.
“In 2012, doctors wrote 282 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication”
With such an insanely high amount, every single adult in America would be able to have a bottle of pills.
The opioid crisis is getting out of hand. Over 500 thousand Americans have died over the past 15 years from an overdose, with most of those deaths involving the use of opioids. On average, 91 Americans are still dying daily.

In that period, the rate of addiction has increased massively as well, which has shot up by around 493%. To add to the problem, the availability of addiction treatment has been far too low as well and has not kept up at all.

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