The Trump administration recently declared the opioid crisis in the United States to be a public health emergency. According to Addictions.com, although this may have been done with good intentions, other actions could have perhaps been more helpful.
Declaring a public health emergency can benefit the country in its battle with the opioid crisis in a number of ways. In the first, it brings attention to a serious problem. Over 140 people die every day in the United States as the result of opioid overdose, which is a total that, every three weeks, is equal to the deaths caused by the 9/11 attacks. When the president discusses the issue and talks about the gravity of the situation, it allows more people to recognize the problem.
Also, the declaration allows for some changes in policy as well as the allocation of extra resources to be given to the problem … Read more