The profile of a drug addict has changed. It’s not a destitute person dressed in rags anymore who lives in a tent. It’s the people you are going to college with. It’s the person driving your kids’ school bus. It’s your dentist. It’s the person who sits next to you at church.
America is addicted to prescription drugs.
This is impacting the population of young adults the most. For those of you who plan to be in the business for the long term, consider doing the following things I mention in this show as a way to prepare your clients for the opioid crisis.
Resources mention in this show
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (n.d.) Opioid Overdose Deaths by Age Group. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/opioid-overdose-deaths-by-age-group/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D
Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death 1999-2017 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released 2018. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2017, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at http://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd-icd10.html on January 10, 2019.