The United States of America is known for many things. Home to the 2016 baseball champions the Chicago Cubs, an incredibly strong military, and even a cronut being invented in New York (a doughnut-croissant hybrid mix). Unfortunately, there are less impressive things our great nation is known for like the opioid epidemic.
In October of 2017, the President of The United States declared a public health emergency regarding the use of opioids in our nation. While some individuals may not know too much about opiates, luckily we can reference experts Cynthia Kuhn, PhD., Scott Swartzwelder, PhD., and Wilkie Wilson, PhD., of Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine who can help us better understand the perception and facts about opioids.