Posted on 3 February, 2019
After 15 years of giving free hands to the pharmaceutical industry to create physical dependence to opioids in hundreds of thousands of Americans, the government finally realized that something must be done. 72,000 of those dependent individuals died last year due to opioid overdose. Its first instinct was to invest more money in rehabilitation programs; the bad news is that there is overwhelming evidence that they do not work. Less than 10 percent of those that complete a rehab program are able to stay sober for six months.