Opiate Detox


In an address to a congressional committee in 2014, Dr. Nova Volkow presented findings on behalf of the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding what she called the “serious global problem” of opiate addiction and related substance abuse disorders. As of 2012, she said, as many as 36 million people were abusing both illegal and legal opiates globally. Additionally, as many as 2.1 million Americans were dealing with substance abuse issues linked to prescription pain relievers.[1] While the popularity of certain drugs fluctuate over the years, opiate addiction is still a major national health issue today. In fact, the opiate crisis [...]