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Opioid Addiction Now Surpasses Smoking

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  • More Americans now use prescription opioids than smoke cigarettes. Substance abuse has also eclipsed cancer in terms of prevalence, and costs the U.S. more than the treatment of diabetes
  • Opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine are killing more Americans than car crashes, claiming the lives of more than 49,700 Americans in 2014
  • In 2015, 27 million Americans used illegal drugs and/or misused prescription drugs, and nearly one-quarter of all adolescents and adults reported binge drinking in the previous month

By Dr. Mercola

It's time to face the facts. America has a very serious drug addiction problem, and it stems from overprescription of painkillers. According to a recent report by the U.S. surgeon general, more Americans now use prescription opioids than smoke cigarettes.1


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