opiate overdose timeline

Explanation of Opiate Overdose Timeline

With the number of Americans abusing opioids continues to rise, experts are becoming increasingly concerned about opiate-related overdoses. According to a 2013 study done by The Global Burden of Disease (GBD), 51,000 people died worldwide from a prescription-drug overdose in 2013. That’s up almost 300% from the 18,000 that died in 1990. With that kind…