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History of the Opioid Epidemic

Opioids are prescription painkillers that are used to treat many health conditions. The addictive nature of these drugs has led to a lot of discussion about the current opioid epidemic affecting America. How did this problem start? And furthermore, are you able to detect the signs of opioid addiction in a loved one? Understanding the History of the Opioid Epidemic In the 1800s and early 1900s, doctors didn’t understand the addictive nature of opioid medications. As a result, many veterans of the Civil War and other conflicts with painful injuries were among the first people to become dependent on these ... Read more