There are about 10 million Americans with a drug addiction, and many of them are on opioid drugs.
Synthetic drugs like fentanyl, morphine and oxycodone are the most widely used and deadly opioids in the US.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, fentanyl is the most commonly used opioid in the country.
That’s a number that’s growing each year, but experts say the true figure could be much higher.
In the first three months of 2018, the number of Americans using opioids more than tripled from the same period a year earlier.
There are currently at least 7,600 Americans who are addicted to opioids, and another 8,500 who are using heroin.
Experts say the number is likely much higher than that, because most people who are taking opioids do not have an addiction.
One study from the University of Pittsburgh found that half of people who were prescribed opioids during the same time period also reported abusing alcohol, according to CNN.
The CDC reports that about one in four people using opioids in this country have a history of drug abuse, with about a quarter of those saying they have tried cocaine or heroin.
And more than 20 percent of those who use opioids say they are addicted.
This is a crisis that’s not going to go away, but there is hope.
The Obama administration is taking a series of steps to help people who abuse opioids.
They are offering incentives to states and localities to offer drug treatment services to addicts.
They also are calling on states to expand opioid overdose prevention programs to include substance abuse treatment.
But for some, addiction to opioid drugs has become so severe that it’s been linked to violence, homelessness, addiction and mental illness.
Here are some of the other ways the opioid crisis has affected the lives of people with drug addictions.1.
People who use drugs get hurt or killed.
A 2016 study from Johns Hopkins University found that drug overdoses caused more than 500,000 deaths in the United States.
That same year, another Johns Hopkins study found that nearly 300,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in a single year.2.
People addicted to opioid painkillers have higher rates of mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, substance use disorder and suicide.
People using prescription painkillers are more likely to be poor, African American and Latino, and have a lower level of education than people who do not use opioids, according a 2016 study.3.
People with substance abuse disorders, especially opioid dependence, have higher risk for homicide, suicide, homicide, robbery, and car accidents, according the Substance Use and Misuse Prevention Research Institute.4.
People are more vulnerable to becoming addicted to drugs, suicide or homicide if they do not seek treatment.
This means that people with opioid or heroin addiction are more susceptible to becoming violent or suicidal.5.
People on opioids have higher levels of the opiate receptor, a molecule that makes it hard for the body to detect opioids.
People in pain who use prescription pain relievers have higher numbers of receptors than those on heroin, according, according To Kill A Mockingbird, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
That suggests that people addicted to prescription pain pills may be more vulnerable than those who do it for recreational drugs.6.
There is evidence that some people who have tried opioids, like addicts who have taken other drugs, are also more likely than those not to be able to quit.
A 2014 study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry found that about 20 percent more people in a study who were addicted to heroin had a history or diagnosis of substance use disorders than those with opioid addictions who did not take drugs.7.
Many people who use opiates are taking them for years without feeling the effects.
Studies have found that some patients take opioids for decades, while others have tried them only for short periods of time.
The same study found, however, that people who took opioids for the first time for the treatment of a health problem also had lower rates of relapse than people whose treatment had been continuous.8.
People prescribed opioids for mental health problems are more than twice as likely to report problems with substance use and abuse as those who take other drugs.
People taking opioids for a mental health condition also are more frequently addicted to other drugs or alcohol, the CDC said.9.
People take opiates for chronic pain without any real medical benefit.
They often become addicted to opiates and are at risk of serious problems that could affect their ability to work or interact with others, according The Washington Post.
Many opioid pain killers can cause a host of other health problems, including liver disease and liver cancer.
Opioids can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, which can cause strokes, heart attack, stroke and heart failure.
Experts tell PEOPLE that chronic pain is a big reason why people die from overdoses.