Facts about Canada Opioid Crisis
Over the years, Canada has experienced an opioid upheaval that is overly rated as a nation health disaster and there is urgent need for a reliable solution. The ultimate purpose for opioids is to reduce pain and these dr8ugs are to be prescribed although there are scenarios where populaces overdoes ignorantly or even abuse these drugs to get high which later contributes to untimely death cases. Multiple families are suffering following the sudden or untimely demise of their loved ones and the communities have lost precious persons and so is the country. The people who suffered the crisis of their epidemic were trying to test the high feelings of this drug and others were naive and wanted to relief their pain fast without understanding the risks involved. Canada is ranked second on the opioid prescriptions every year.
In 2017, the death figures were at four thousand. This tends to mean that over three hundred people died every month. As mentioned above, there are those that accidentally overdosed and others overdosed internationally. The number of deaths recorded in the year 2016 was less by thirty four percent which contributed to the opioid crisis to be termed as national health catastrophe. The total number of deaths recorded in 2018 are not yet summed up but it is believed that the situation has exacerbated.
The epidemic does not happen because of the government is not acting. The government is working all round the clock to ensure that illegal opioids and its usage is restricted and that populaces are sticking to legal prescriptions. There are plans and restrictions to be effected on how these opioids are marketed and availed to the general populace. The police and government prosecutors are hunting illegal opioid dealers with an aim of prosecuting them and keeping them away from the streets.
It is saddening to learn that opioids are still abused and the general populaces have excessive illegal access. More than 21 million opioids were prescribed in 2017. The smuggling of fentanyl into Canada is helping worsen the situation and these fentanyl is smuggled from china and several other places of the world. Therefore, the government is trying its level best to combat the smuggling of this fentanyl whether from china or any other place in the world.
The Canadian government is called for an irrefutable action. This action must incorporate reducing the number of opioids prescribed on a year. As a way of handling these epidemic, the government should consider finding and arresting all the opioids and fentanyl cartels who keep availing these illegal drugs to the populaces and prosecute them as national threats. Also, the health department of Canada should consider sensitizing the population on the same in order to reduce the accidental overuse of opioids.