"80% OF THOSE WHO USE HEROIN AND FENTANYL NOW Started WITH A PRESCRIPTION PILL."
- JOHN TILLEY
Justice and Public Safety Secretary, Kentucky
"It’s Tearing at the fabric of our society. We have more kids in kinship care, and foster care, than ever before."
- Andy Beshear
"I’ve met with Leaders, Senators, congressmen...
and nothing’s being done, and it’s horrible. I’m sick of it, I’m fed up, and
I want it fixed!"
- Emily Walden
I think that the continued approval of more opioids that are stronger and quicker acting, it’s just not going to be beneficial. I think it’s ridiculous."
- Matt LaRocco
"The rise of opioid analgesic sales was meteoric. We reached our peak dispensing
371 million dosage units of opioids in a state of 4 million people...
- Van Ingram
Kentucky’s Drug Czar
"It’s at epidemic levels, employers can’t find employees to work because they can’t pass drug tests. You have teachers that are arrested. It’s in every aspect of society."
- Henria BailEy Lewis
Drug Court Judge
AMERICA is hurting...
ITS OWN CITIZENS ARE BEING KILLED IN RECORD NUMBERS BY THE VERY THING THEY ARE TRUSTING TO CURE THEM:
MORE THAN 70,000 AMERICANS DIED OF DRUG OVERDOSES IN 2017 – A RECORD NUMBER, WITH AROUND TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE DEATHS LINKED TO OPIOIDS.
MORE THAN 130 AMERICAN PEOPLE DIE EVERY DAY AFTER OVERDOSING ON OPIOIDS.
THE COMMONLY ABUSED OPIOID, FENTANYL, IS 80-100 TIMES STRONGER THAN MORPHINE.
THE TOTAL ECONOMIC BURDEN OF THIS OPIOID EPIDEMIC COST THE USA MORE THAN $2.5 TRILLION Between 2015 TO 2018.
IN 2017, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CALLED THE EPIDEMIC “THE WORST DRUG CRISIS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.”
OVER 10.3 MILLION AMERICANS AGED 12 AND OLDER MISUSED OPIOIDS IN 2018.