The Transylvania Times -

Legalized Addiction


October 26, 2017

Drug addiction, paticularly addiction to opioids, has become widespread in the United States. According to Nick Szubiak of the National Council for Behavioral Health, drug overdoses were the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. in 2016. An estimated 53,332 Americans died from the use of opioids, an astounding 61 percent increase from 2015.

It has been well publicized that one of the initial drivers of the opioid epidemic was the grossly incorrect announcement in the early 1980s that opioids were non-addictive, that only 1 percent of those who used opioids were likely to become ad...

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