As prescription drug use has become a more prevalent solution to numerous health issues, the dependence on prescription opioid drugs has dramatically increased.
As these opioid users become more addicted to the drug, they often begin to seek cheaper street alternatives. They turn to heroin to get their fix and continue down the slippery slope of addiction. Their addiction has recently become even more dangerous as fentanyl is often added to heroin, increasing its potency and addictive qualities.The opioid epidemic is spreading and it does not discriminate. In order to take steps in ending it, we need to understand the impact it’s had.Below is an infographic of opioid statistics: