Opioids: A Worldwide Epidemic

Throughout the world, half a million deaths each year are attributed to drug use. Of these, more than 70 percent are related to opioid use. More than 30 percent of those deaths are caused by overdose. In 2017 alone, the World Health Organization estimates that 115,000 people died from opioid overdose. Yet, overdoses that do not lead to death are... read more »

Opioids and Their Affect on Your Body

A class of drugs that is naturally found in the opium poppy plant, opioids work in the brain to produce a variety of effects. Most notably, they are used to relieve pain in those who may be struggling with moderate to severe pain due to injury or disease. Often referred to as simply “painkillers,” opioids may be prescribed through a... read more »