Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Opioid Epidemic

I knew the quantity of drugs was increasing, but I wasn't aware it was THIS bad. As DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg points out:
To grasp the enormity of the epidemic he claimed that if three mass-shootings as deadly as the Pulse Nightclub Attack occurred three times every day for 365 days, then the death toll would roughly reach that of drug overdoses in 2015.
The increase in opioid addiction is caused mainly by an increase in the numbers of White users. The number of Black addicts has been relatively stable.

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