Opioid Crisis in Indiana

The numbers are staggering.  Opioids are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.  According to Mercola.com opioids kill an estimated 142 Americans each day, a death toll equivalent to a “September 11th every three weeks”.  In 2015, 33,091 Americans died from an opioid overdose.  Nearly one-third of them, 15,281 were by prescription.  Then there is the issue of physician kickbacks for writing opioid prescriptions.  There appears to be a direct link between doctors’ kickbacks and patient addiction rates and deaths.  States with the highest rates of overdose deaths, such as Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, were also those showing the most opioid-related payments to doctors.

Indiana Governor Holcomb has stated that Indiana has an opioid problem.  At the same time he recently issued a statement directing the Excise Police to perform spot checks for 60 days and issue warnings for retail stores selling CBD oil products focusing on products which contain any level of THC.  CBD oil from industrial hemp is known to alleviate pain without side effects, yet the Governor of Indiana does not want to provide citizens a safe, viable option to alleviate pain.  Now why would that be?

Here are some options to provide pain relief without relying on opioids.  CBD oil from industrial hemp, Omega-3 fatty acids, chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, supplements such as curcumin, boswellia, ginger and bromelain.  An interesting herb called Kratom is gaining popularity as an opioid substitute but is facing scrutiny by the DEA.  Eliminating or greatly reducing the intake of refined sugar is very important in controlling pain levels.

To learn more about the medicinal use of CBD oil from hemp please join us on Saturday, January the 20th at 11am to learn more about the uses and benefits of CBD oil and to share your success stories using CBD oil.  Look under Class Events to register.

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