Physicians say the epidemic is a serious public health issue.
Adolf Hitler was reportedly high on opioid and cocaine during the war. Hitler was reportedly given the drugs, which gave him strength when he lost his charisma while in distress bought by WWII. Opioids and cocaine are still two of the most abused drugs up to this date, which caused thousands of deaths due to overdose.
Babies who are born with addictions to opioids are increasing and getting worse. This has already driven a national opioid epidemic due to the continued over-prescribing of pain medication to expecting mothers.