Opiate (narcotic) abuse and addiction is increasingly described as an “epidemic” in the United States.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately two million people in the United States alone are addicted to prescription opiates. The following is a collection of statistics on opiate addiction and opiate abuse facts compiled from several U.S. sources including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Between 2001 and 2009 the number of drug and alcohol problems diagnosed by U.S. doctors increased by 70 percent; this number is thought to be driven by the accompanying increase in prescription opiate use and abuse.
Heroin is the most widely known illegal opiate but other common prescription opiates include Vicodin, Methadone, Hydrocodone, Percocet, OxyContin, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, and Codeine.
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