Opioid addiction is a disease that has directly and indirectly impacted the lives of millions of people. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2015 opioid overdoses killed over 30,000 people and that number has continued to rise in the years since. This means that every year, the opioid crisis kills almost five times as many Americans than all the American soldiers who have died in the Middle East since 2001. As opioid abuse and misuse continues to rise, the U.S. government has taken steps to try to curb the problems but no real results have been seen. Also, the Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of Dsuvia, a new opioid that is 10 times more powerful than fentanyl.