How The Opioid Epidemic Took Center Stage At The DNC

The United States is currently fighting a war against opioid addiction. In 2014, more people died of a drug overdose than ever before. Sixty percent of those deaths involved opioids. From 1999 to 2014, the number of deaths due to opioid overdose increased by 400%, and on an average day in the U.S., 3,900 people begin to abuse prescription opioids and 580 people start using heroin. 

These are scary facts, but the DNC was ready to take them on this July. I wrote about what was said, and what a Clinton/Kaine administration would do to solve this problem.


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