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Trends in Opioid Use, Strength, and Addiction

Opioid addiction continues to rise in the United States. Americans struggle with the consequences every day. Opiates come in many different forms and strengths. Increasing tolerance and downplaying the number of pills taken often marks addiction. Identifying the Problem An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. In 2001, The Joint Commission labeled pain…