Figure 1: A five day supply initial supply of opioids correlated to a 10 percent risk that the person would become a long term user and would still be taking opioids a year later. A ten day supply of opioids increased that risk to 20 percent. With a thirty- day initial suppl, the chance of being on opioids after a year climbed to 45 percent.
Figure 3: From 2002 to 2017, there was a threefold increase in the total number of US overdose dealths involving all drugs
Figure 4: From 2002 to 2017, there was a fourfold increase in the total number of US overdose deaths involving opioids.
Figure 5: There are more deaths per day from drug overdoses han there are from guns and cars combined
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, CDC Wonder