New fears over opioid crisis.
The opioid crisis that has gripped America is one of the biggest modern health epidemics.
But sadly, little seems to be able to be done for those that it has affected. The people highly addicted to these medicines seem unable to find a way out and the doctors are at a loose end as to how to help them.
Synthetic opioids, made by Big Pharma in the 1990s have been blamed for the epidemic. It was made so easy for almost anyone to get a prescription for these strong painkillers that they became widespread.
Before the opioid crisis came to light, one of the worst and most destructive street drugs was methamphetamines, is this set to return?
Synthetic opioids have been mainly shut down, it is very hard to hold of them any more, but sadly this means users then turn to drugs like heroin to get their fix.
Experts are now worried that a generation of drug users that comb the the streets looking for their opiate fix will turn back to methamphetamine.
Around 8,000 people a year die from meth overdose, but this is still dwarfed buy the nearly 30,000 that die from opiates.
A recent study has shown an increase in the number of people rushed to the emergency room from meth overdose, showing a growing trend in the number of people taking it.
And another report entitled “Assessment of the Opioid Epidemic,” showed how meth use has been on the rise in recent years.
When the government ordered the drug companies to stop making synthetic opiates, they thought they were doing the right thing.
But all that has happened is, instead of getting the help they need to overcome addiction, these addicts are turning to whatever drugs they can get their hands on.
Source- High Times