Opiate Orphans: The Sad Consequences of America’s Opioid Addiction

You may have heard the statistics about opioid addiction in the United States. If not, these numbers may surprise you: Roughly 2 million Americans 12 and older have a prescription pain reliever substance abuse problem (2015 statistics) Opioid prescriptions have risen by 300 percent Four out of five heroine users start out by using prescription…