You would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the opioid crisis going on today.
It is at an all time high in the US and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, the epidemic has gotten so bad that members of the White House's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction called on the President this week to "declare a national emergency."
The numbers are staggering with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimating that 142 U.S. citizens die every day from a drug overdose. At the heart of these deaths are opioids such as Percocet, OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl.
What we are currently doing to stop the crisis is, obviously, not working.
We, as a society, have not made an effort...