Reflection Paper: Current Opiate Epidemic in the US. News reports there is a rising heroin abuse problem in the USA.
How many people are abusing prescription opiates compared to abusing heroin?
What is the relation between the rise of Rx opiates use and the current rise in heroin use?
Use specific numbers and statistics to explain this.
How are Rx opiates different or the same as heroin?
What treatment seems to be most effective for opiate addiction?
NIDA, Dr. Nora Volkow Presentation to Congress: http://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress/2015/americas-addiction-to-opioids-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse
CDC, Injury Prevention and Control: Prescription Drug Overdose: http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pubs/index.html
NCBI/National Library of Medicine: PubMEd article 2012 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22786464
Atlantic Magazine report, Oct 2014 : http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/the-new-heroin-epidemic/382020/