For an American, it is for the first Time in the history of the United States are more likely to die from an Overdose of opioids, as in the case of a car accident. According to a study of the organization National Safety Council (NSC) is the probability for an American in 2017, by opioid pain relievers, such as Fentanyl and oxycodone to death, one to 96. The death rate in road traffic accidents is one-to-103. “Too many people keep the opioid crisis for something Abstract, you don’t. The new data show, however, what significance it has,“ said the NSC spokeswoman Maureen bird.

The National Institute for drug abuse (NIDA) counted for the year 2017, more than 72,000 Deaths due to drugs and intoxicants. Nearly 49.000 of them died due to accidental Overdoses of opioids. Two years earlier, the American health authorities had registered 33,000 people, the consumption of opioid-containing medicines did not survive. Organizations such as NSC and NIDA for the opioid crisis, the lax prescribing practices of many Physicians during the nineties is responsible. At that time, studies of various pharmaceutical companies had played down the potential for addiction to the painkillers.

According to estimates by the health authorities, more than two million Americans are now addicted to prescription drugs and illegally selling opioids. Since painkillers are often more expensive than many street drugs, consume more and more Americans to Heroin, which is stretched with relatively low Opioid Fentanyl.