USA #1 in Pain? –
March 6, 2018 – “The potency and toxicity of what’s on the street is very high right now,” said Schuchat. “So we think there probably is not an increase in people using drugs, but there is an increase in the danger associated with a single use.” Dr. Aaron Weiner is the director of addiction services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health. “We know that up to 90 percent of people will relapse in the first year going through rehab,” he said. We asked Scaletta if expects it to get worse. “I hope not,” he replied. There is little sign that the opioid epidemic is slowing down, and emergency rooms across the country are bracing for another night of frantic lifesaving efforts to keep the victims alive.