man with head on window dealing with the long term effects of opiates

A Growing Epidemic: The Long Term Effects of Opiates

Each year, nearly 50,000 Americans lose their lives to opiate use. This harrowing reality is often the final culmination of years of substance abuse, emotional struggle, physical dependency, and mental torment. Opiates – both natural and synthetic – have claimed the spotlight as the driver behind one of the most destructive epidemics the United States…