The purpose of this report is to explore the increase of people who have become addicted to opioids after prescribed the narcotic by a doctor or obtaining them illegally. Opioid addiction has resulted in many people in the United States and abroad becoming dependent on opioids for basic daily activities. Medical experts have found multiple solutions to stop addiction caused by doctors and other healthcare professionals who can prescribe medications. However, recent data shows that opioid addiction is still on the rise. This report includes how the crisis began, the different methods recommended to slow the crisis and current statistics on how the methods have helped those who have been under the influence of opioids.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2022

Senior Project Advisor

Scott Douglas

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health Care Administration

Document Type