A survey conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2017 revealed that, the estimated 56.9 million US adults with a behavioral health condition, 7 out of 10 or 39.7 million adults don’t receive treatment for their conditions.
The FDA plans to put in more efforts to address opioid abuse in 2019 by utilizing data analytics, enhancing research and innovation.
The herbal drug kratom, has been linked to some narcotic overdose death, but whether it’s dangerous by itself isn’t clear.
U.S. children and adolescents are dying from opioid overdoses, according to a study published on JAMA Network.
There were more than 40,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2017 and more than 2 million addicted in America.