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When I do speaking engagements, I like to grab my audience’s attention with a startling fact.
The sad thing is that the same startling fact has been the same during all the years I’ve been traveling and speaking to corporations, organizations and groups.
Here’s the shocking fact. The U.S. is roughly 5% of the world population, yet we consume 90% of all the opioids in the world.
Think about that. This fact screams to me that, 1. The rest of the world has no pain, or 2. We’ve been duped. That’s right. We’ve been duped by a medical community that wants everyone to believe that pain can be relieved by taking a pill.
But, what about the rest of the world? Why aren’t they suffering? They aren’t suffering because they do not turn to drugs for pain relief. They turn to the methods that have been used for thousands of years: acupuncture, diet, herbs, massage and other methods that our society considers “alternative.” The truth is that modern medicine is truly “alternative.” Traditional methods of healing have been suppressed and we as a society have been duped.
As a result we are now dealing with more suffering.
There have been 115 deaths a day on average since 2014 due to opioid addiction. 80% of people suffering from an addiction to heroin started with a prescription for an opioid pain reliever.
I’m an upstream kind of guy. We are all aware of the problem of opioid addiction. It’s making headlines and our loved ones are dying needlessly. But, are we aware of what we can do to prevent opioid addiction? My answer to that is a definitive no. And it is my mission to change that.
If you, or someone you love is dependent on or addicted to opioid drugs, please seek help before it’s too late. If you would like to learn more about the Opioid Crisis as it relates to awareness, prevention and treatment or schedule a corporate or organization seminar contact us at DrJohnRosa.com. Here you will learn how to connect you, your company or organization with the leading experts on the crisis and how to help your community stay safe.