Opioids are a powerful class of drugs which are designed to relieve pain. It’s estimated that over a hundred million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain, and opioids are not an appropriate treatment for chronic pain contrary to the representations made by the big pharma companies that have made billions of dollars over prescribing opioids to Americans.
We are now in an opioid epidemic. It’s a crisis where tens of thousands of Americans are dying from opioid abuse and overdose. Opioids cause addiction, and folks can’t control that addiction, and that also leads to drug-seeking behavior and other addictions.
It’s estimated that about between 26 and 36 million people abuse opioids in the United States. And, opioids have gone up. The amount of prescriptions of opioids have skyrocketed in the last 25 years, and it’s because of the active marketing and misrepresentation by drug companies.
If you or a family member or friend have suffered an opioid addiction or had a loved one killed and died because of an opioid overdose, please call us at 866-599-2222. I’m Gary Burger. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you.