Addiction is a serious, sometimes life-threatening, condition that can impact people of all ages, races, genders and backgrounds. Genetics and upbringing can make a person more susceptible to addiction, but anyone who requires medical care and pain relief could wind up struggling with addiction.
Addiction to narcotic painkillers and heroin in the United States is currently at an epidemic level. People are struggling with addiction and dying from it every day across the country, including here in Virginia. Unfortunately, the government response to the addiction crisis has potentially made issues worse.