Opioid abuse is at an all-time high all over the world, but especially here in the United States.
According to the National Institute On Drug Abuse, “every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.”
What Else Do We Know About The Opioid Crisis?
This NIH article gives some alarming statistics too.
- Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.6
- Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.7–9
- An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.7–9
- About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.7
- Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.10
- The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.10
- Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.10
Retired Pharmacist Speaks Out
According to a retired pharmacist of over 22 years in the profession, Terry Buhecker says, “drug abuse is not limited to illegal drugs. Pharmaceuticals play a major role too. And, that is why she no longer works in that field.”
In the video below she talks about the destruction pharmaceuticals can have on the body. She talks about the negative effects on her body simply from being exposed to them day in and day out.
Doctors From Every Field Discuss Benefits of CBD Oil
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is an American neurosurgeon and medical reporter. He serves as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and as assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.
He is the CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent that did an interview of little Charlotte Figi and the terrible effects of epilepsy that caused her to have dozens of seizures a day. She was just five years old.
In the video below is the full interview with the Figi family and how she was able to overcome.
Pharmaceuticals and traditional medicine was not able to help her. But, as you will clearly see in this video, there certainly are benefits of cbd oil.
How many health benefits of cbd oil are there? It’s not fully known just how many there are. But, if it was only one health benefit, in my opinion, that would be enough.
As time and research continue to develop, the medical benefits of cbd oil will begin to unfold even more.
As we see more and more evidence through medical research and personal testimonies, we will become more aware of the cbd oil uses and benefits of an all-natural supplement verses synthetic and chemical compounds.