Biography/Memoir

Prescription opioid overdoses drop, as fentanyl deaths skyrocket

“It’s important that the public and policymakers recognize that the addiction crisis is unfortunately still alive and well. It’s just shifting.” – Adam Leventhal, director of the University of Southern California’s Institute for Addiction Science.

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid often sold as a street drug, surpassed prescription opioids in 2015 as the most lethal overdose substance and now is linked to nearly three times as many deaths. Nearly 32,000 overdose deaths last year involved fentanyl. In 2014, it was detected in fewer than 6,000 fatal overdoses.

Original Article (USA Today):
Prescription opioid overdoses drop, as fentanyl deaths skyrocket
Artwork Fair Use: Ben Mills

Sound off : on Kratom

…overdoses spike climbs to 23

…shares his story…