May 31, 2024
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders | Tea Leaves
  • While the severity of the country’s addiction crisis is widely acknowledged, the full extent of its impact is often underestimated. Beyond the staggering number of drug overdose deaths, which annually surpass the casualties of the Vietnam War, lies a complex web of addiction-related issues, including bacterial infections, emotional trauma, and financial strain on families. With tens of millions suffering from substance use disorders and a significant overlap with mental health issues, the crisis exacts a profound toll on individuals, families, and communities, manifesting in lost potential and pervasive trauma that reverberates through generations. (Article here)