100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain -- that’s a whopping 31% of the population.
This reality has resulted in a doubling of prescription opioid use in ten years and with that come overdoses. The CDC has declared an epidemic, as drug overdoses become the leading cause of injury deaths in the US. 60 percent of opioid overdose deaths are people who have legitimate prescriptions. These humans aren’t criminals, they are our neighbors, family, and friends, and they are dying.