DEA: More Americans Dying from Prescription Drug and Opiate Overdoses Than Car Accidents


source: ktzv

For the first time in history, more Americans are dying from drug overdoses than from car accidents.

Let that sink in.

Overdoses killed ONE HUNDRED THIRTY- FIVE TIMES more Americans than “mass shootings,” defined by the FBI as any shooting where 4 or more people were either injured or killed.

While the media was hyping “mass shootings,” we were literally murdering ourselves with prescription drugs and street heroin as we attempted to numb everything we could.

Drug overdoses are the #1 cause of injury death in the United States now, according to a news release from the DEA.

More than 46,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2013 with more than half of the deaths caused by opiates.

According to medical experts, most Americans get into heroin when their prescription for brand name opiates (such as Oxycontin or Vicodin) expire yet they are driven to retain the effects.

“They are addicted to prescription opiates because they are essentially the same chemical with the same effect on the brain as heroin,” CDC director Frieden explained at a press conference in July. “Heroin costs roughly 5 times less than prescription opiates on the street.”

Unless by some nationwide freak accident we now have an epidemic of back injuries, this only leaves one culprit for our massive death toll.

Emotional pain.

We are literally the first generation in the history of the United States to die from an unquenchable quest to numb ourselves.

Marijuana or psychedelics, for instance, cannot lead to overdose, nor are they substances which completely shut down all pain receptors in the body — which is what opiates do according to studies.

Why are we so driven to numb our emotions?

Is it disillusionment?

It is disempowerment?

Why are we blasting up our bodies with the strongest drugs known to humanity in order to shut out our brains and our hearts?

No other nation on earth is dying from opiate addiction like we are.

What do you think?