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Opioid Epidemic – Addiction vs. Dependence

Opioid Epidemic – Addiction vs. Dependence The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have now classified opioid abuse as an epidemic in the United States due to the increasing abuse of both prescription and illicit forms. According to the CDC’s data, drug overdose deaths and opioid deaths continue

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Trump Declares Opioid Epidemic State of Emergency

President Trump Declares State of Emergency on Opioid Abuse The president’s Commission, led by NJ Gov. Chris Christie, on July 31st recommended the emergency declaration of opioid abuse. Opioid related deaths in the US have quadrupled since 1999 and claims around 91 deaths a day. Last Thursday, August 10th, from his golf course in Bedminster,