The fact that the United States is in the midst of an “Opioid Crisis” or an “Opioid Epidemic” is old news. Statistics are staggering when we look at the number of people who are addicted to opioids and the rising number of opioid deaths each year.
While the lead headline from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) touted “Marijuana use at historic highs among college-age adults,” the institute could have also released some positive headlines.
reportedly about a half a million veterans in the country who have become addicted to drugs. Additionally, 22 veterans commit suicide every day. These horrifying statistics are something that the Human Rights Watch wants to handle. They are aware that many of these veterans are suffering from drug addiction.