OPIOID ADDICTION FACTS

Stats

  • Fentanyl is an opioid drug that’s 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin
  • The chemical makeup of heroin is the same as that of pain relievers
  • Prescription drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States
  • The number of adults filling a benzodiazepine prescription increased 67 percent
  • In 2016, more than 46 people died each day from overdoses involving prescription opioids
  • Many teens believe that prescription drugs are much safer than illegal street drugs because they are prescribed by a doctor.
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