DRUG OVERDOSE STATISTICS
By now it should not come as a surprise to anyone that our country is struggling with a terrible and vicious substance abuse epidemic, a problem so serious that it has ranked first as a public crisis, then a health epidemic, and now a national public health emergency.
When we look at the drug problem in the U.S., the biggest shocker is how rapidly this issue went from being a problem to a crisis, a crisis to an epidemic, and an epidemic to a full-on National Public Health Emergency .
Reports coming out of Arizona health agencies and news services reveal how the opioid addiction and overdose problem is escalating in the state, resulting in staggering losses. .