Category: Opioids

Right now, our country is facing nothing short of an opioid epidemic. How so?

Here are some opioid facts and statistics that might be surprising to you:

  • The leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years old is overdosing on drugs, and that death rate continues to increase.
  • Every 24 hours, 78 people die from a drug overdose across the country.
  • Overdoses cost the United States $20 billion in emergency room care as well as $55 billion in other health and social costs.
  • In 2015, right here in North Carolina, there were