Hydromorphone/Dilaudid – One More Drug to Add to the Opioid Crisis
There is a crisis happening in the US today. Opioids have ravaged the lives of many in the most rural areas and the populated cities. The opioid crisis in Colorado or Minnesota for example, come with overdose deaths and a spike in crime. Teenagers are starting to abuse prescription opioids and heroin. This is no longer just a “junkie” sort of drug.
There has been an increase in opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone being prescribed for pain in rural parts of the US. They don’t have the kind of services a city has to rehabilitate after injury. The easiest way to ease pain was to prescribe people opioid pain killers. This caused the average guy to start using heroin because his prescription of pain killer ran out. You have more people doing heroin than ever. Then the drug dealers start adding fentanyl or carfentanil which causes sudden death overdoses.