Despite harsh laws enforced by the “War on Drugs,” drug abuse is still a major issue in the United States. Even more worrying is the number of accidental deaths caused by drug overdoses every year. In fact, in 2014, there were 47,055 accidental deaths from drug overdoses in the US, making it the highest cause of accidental death in the country.
Marijuana vs Pain Killers: America is Experiencing a Prescription Pain Killer Epidemic – So Why Isn’t Cannabis a More Widely Recommended Alternative?
There are compelling reasons to get patients who are addicted to, or require treatment with long term use of, opioids off them altogether if possible.