Research and write a 3-page paper (not counting the cover and reference page) on the use of Opioids in the US.
Define the problem including statistics related to the national impact as well as statistics related to your particular state.
Include any personal experience with this national crisis.
How is the role of the Nurse Practitioner impacted by this issue?
What alternatives does the literature suggest for providers in lieu of prescribing Opioids for pain management?
An estimated 10.3 million Americans aged 12 and older misused opioids in 2018, including 9.9 million prescription pain reliever abusers and 808,000 heroin users. Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain-reducing properties of opium. Prescription painkillers like morphine,