Opioid Crisis Full Blown Across America – Americans are facing an opioid epidemic that saw the death of over 64,000 citizens in 2016 due to drug overdose. Recently the White House had the opportunity to declare a State of Emergency, and release additional funding to fight the cause.
Instead, President Trump declared a Public Health Emergency.
Addictions.com examines the vast differences between a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency when it comes to funding, scope, and actionability.
It is time we start taking this epidemic seriously, and give it the funding, as well as attention that is required to find a solution.