Five hundred thousand Americans have died from opioid addiction in the last 15 years According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The amount of deaths is four times that of the previous fifteen years. This an American crisis of addiction to opioids and the problem is only getting worse. Because of this increase in use of opioids the issue has made it’s way into the forefront of American policy.
Meanwhile, with the growing number of addicts, the availability of resources for recovery become less attainable and more costly. This creates a new financial dilemma that is hanging over the heads of the addicts in our communities and puts pressure onto the policy makers in government.
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The severity of these issues then brings into question the Trump Era’s health care policies and his …