Tag Archives: California Opioid Epidemic

Santa Clara, California Opioid Addiction Statistics and Trends
Nearly 2 million people live in Santa Clara County, and several recent developments concerning the opioid crisis point to a few major factors contributing to the problem. Santa Clara County serves as an example of how addiction hurts more than just the individual: Its reach can affect entire communities. In 2016 alone, there were 66 opioid overdose-related deaths in Santa Clara County. Drug Trafficking in California California has unique concerns when it comes to drugs compared to other states. Mexican drug cartels control most of the heroin flowing into the United States, and Santa Clara law enforcement officials have cited the area as ...

New Law May Prevent Opioid Addicts From Doctor Shopping in California
The ongoing opioid epidemic in America has hit an all-time high, with more than 2.1 million people in the U.S. suffering from prescription pain reliever use disorders. More than 78 opioid-related deaths occur in the country every day. California is experiencing a more rampant problem than other states, with some counties reporting death rates three times higher than the national average. More than 4,000 Californians die from opioid addictions every year. One major contributor to prescription opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose is doctor shopping. What Is Doctor Shopping? “Doctor shopping” describes the practice of visiting multiple physicians and obtaining prescriptions from each ...