The opioid epidemic is one of the most significant health crises in American history. Opioid overdoses have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people including a long list of famous people and celebrities such as Prince or Heath Ledger. In 2018 alone, there were nearly 47,000 opioid-involved overdoses. While there are ways that you can overcome an opioid overdose, avoiding addiction and abuse in the first place is the best way to avoid this issue entirely.
Regardless if the “pill problem” is abuse or full-blown addiction, the signs of opioid overdose remain the same.