Also talks about the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose if given right away, which is naloxone (Abuse). b. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that since 1999 the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled. The number of opioid involved deaths continues to increase in the United States. That 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
The prevalence of opioid drug-related overdose has risen progressively over the past two decades becoming one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to Center for Disease Control, drug overdoses accounted for 52,404 U.S. deaths, including 33,091 (63.1%) that involved an opioid in 2015 (Rudd, Seth, David & Scholl, 2016). To date, the numbers are continuously snowballing and it has been a major factor in the burgeoning costs of healthcare in the United States. In fact, the economic burden of opioid abuse cost the nation a staggering amount of $78.5 billion a year, taking into account the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and even goes beyond issue of criminal justice (Florence, Zhou, Luo &
The abundance of people on opioid medications for pain management in Alabama is a harsh reality. Education is of paramount importance when dealing with opioid medications. Many people can become addicted and even lead to an overdose without proper counseling and education on these medications that have high tendencies for addiction. In 2015, 736 people died of drug overdoses in Alabama, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a 3.3 percent increase over the previous year. However, from 2013 to 2014 there was a 20 percent increase in drug overdoses.
Over the past few years, the addiction of heroin has increased due to varieties of reason in different communities across the United States. The majority of media attention is focused on suburban, white, middle-class heroin abusers, meaning that the majority of America’s effort and resources to end the Heroin Epidemic is mainly for the White Community. Resulting in a dramatic increase of deaths caused from Heroin overdose in the minority communities in the past seven years. In the article, “How the Heroin Epidemic Differs in Communities of Color” by Sarah Childress, mentions how certain minority communities lack medical access for Heroin overdose (e.g. Naloxone) and knowledge of laws to protect the drug users from incarceration, Maryland’s
The video depicting the course of heroin addiction/use in the United States begins by introducing the audience to the late 1960’s in which consisted of a “wave of violence and drug users” (Vox). Strict penalties resulted in the beginning of the “war” on heroin. Despite the spending of 100 billions of dollars over a course of 40 years, efforts seemed to have made little difference in the amount of heroin users. Rockefeller, a resident of the city ranked as one of the highest heroin addiction rates in the ‘70’s, instilled harsh drug laws which influenced other individuals such as John Dunn who sponsored a new law demanding mandatory prison sentences up to life for heroin abusers and sellers in the possession of more than 1 oz. of the drug.
EP- Extreme Smuggling Documentary The most expensive war in the US is the war to stop illegal drugs. Survey says that 20.8 million drug users are in US. Drugs took more than 50,000 lives just last year. In 2006, one semi-submersible was confiscated in Columbia with 6.8 metric tons of cocaine, the largest quantity of cocaine with a market value of more than 180 million dollars. Smugglers have expanded 100 semi-submersibles that are 100 feet long in size and capable of carrying 10 tons of drugs.
Executive Summary In 2014, the US experienced the highest number of measles cases reported since its elimination in 2000. According to the CDC 's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, there were 668 reported cases of measles in the US in 27 states at the end of 2014, and 178 reported cases by June 26, 2015. A spread map showed that most of the cases reported are located in California due to the high number of anti-vaccine parents located there. Google has its headquarters located in California and hired some anti-vaxxers, people known as they are against vaccines. As many companies which cares and can afford the comfort of their employees, Google offer day care centers services to all their employees with children, including anti-vaxxers parents with unvaccinated children.
Opiate addiction treatment centers Alcohol abuse and Opiate addiction continues to impacts millions of lives in the United States every day. The situation is so bad that government and private partners are coming together to establish treatment centers for opiate addiction. Many states in U.S have more than 20 drug treatment centers and rehabilitation facilities. These treatment facilities offer quality drug addiction treatment to addicts of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs in the Opioid family. They follow a set of rules and guidelines provided by state regulatory bodies and the United States Federal government.
By the late 70s, Acid use had declined even further as many drug users turned to PCP and heroin. While these drugs are still in used all over, a steady decline of LSD use has been seen in recent years. The 1987 National Household Survey of Drug Abuse stated that three percent of students between the ages of twelve and seventeen had used acid at least once in their life. Before Acid made its way out of the lab and was used by hippies, the U.S. government was running top secret tests on hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel. In a unclassified material on the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert ops, the MK ULTRA program, which ran from 1953 to 1964, exposes the crazy world of the CIA’s unethical LSD tests.
The Europeans introduced the alcohol. Not only did the Europeans brought disease to the Native land but also alcohol, which as a high rate of usage about the Native youth. In a thirty days research, Native American youth had a twenty percent of illicit drug, higher than a twenty-five percent for binge drinking and smoking compared to white, black and Hispanic. Navajo Nation reported fourteen methamphetamine deaths since 2003. Also, the increase of methamphetamine has a lot to do with the growing on reservation land (Bureau for Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention 2005).