The expanding frontiers of medical science have contributed to increased life expectancy for humankind, with each passing decade. In 1993, a dip was recorded due to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Now, 25 years later, there is another dip – and this time it’s because of indiscriminate use of opioids. The tragic fact is that children born after 2015 will have a shorter lifespan, because of opioid abuse.
This infographic explores how opioids (painkillers) are being gravely misused, leading to physical dependency, overdose related deaths, and directly affecting the lives of those yet-to-be-born.
Infographic by – Addictions.com