Opiate Addiction in Naperville and Across the Entire United States

Sadly, opiate addiction has now become the biggest substance abuse problem that the nation has ever seen except for alcohol abuser and addiction itself. This is a very serious and threatening issue, and few areas have experienced it on the kind of scale that Naperville has. In fact, the entire Chicago area has experienced this in some of the worst ways possible. Truthfully, the Drug Enforcement Agency, (DEA), has recently named Chicago and the Naperville area too as the opiate abuse capital of the entire nation. The Chicago and Naperville area is trying to do something about this opiate abuse problem such as implement a drug rehab Naperville and other Chicago drug rehabilitation centers for individuals who are caught or admit to abusing drugs. For some context on this:

  • Opiates, (mainly heroin but also prescription pain reliever pills), were involved in four out of every five drug-related deaths in the United States, according to a 2008 report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, (NSDUH), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA). This is pretty discouraging, but the fact of the matter is that opiates are the most dangerous drugs being abused in the United States today, and of all substances they claim the most lives after alcohol.

  • Studies show that, of the 21.5 million Americans that are of the age of twelve older that had a substance use disorder in the year of 2014, a full five million of them had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and more than a million of them had a substance

use disorder involving heroin. Truthfully, about one in four addicts in the United States are addicted to some kind of opiates, hence the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s label of America’s opiate addiction problem as an “epidemic”.

Why Naperville Doctors Don’t Work Harder to Stop Opiate Addiction

It is true to say that the United Sates as a country is in the throes of a pretty serious and severe opiate addiction crisis, and it is even sadder to admit that the doctors of the nation, (some of them anyway), are behind all of this. The fact of the matter remains that there is a lot of money to be made in the prescription drug arena, especially when it comes to opiates. Naperville, and the greater Chicago area in general, has earned a name for itself for being an area of serious doctor malpractice and doctor shopping.

This has to be stopped and it has to be stopped now with the new drug rehabilitation Naperville, hopefully this can make a difference for the community. No longer can certain doctors go around in Naperville getting more and more locals and visitors alike addicted to opiate pain relievers. It has to stop, and the cessation of this criminal activity begins with community efforts to end it once and for all.