What The Opioid Crisis May Mean For You

by Michael on August 22, 2018

in Uncategorized

Most people are aware that the U.S. is in the midst of an “opioid crisis.”  The number of deaths related to opioids has been growing at a shocking rate since 2010. What is “opioid’s”? Everything from Oxycodone, Vicodin, Codeine, Morphine, Heroin and Fentanyl. So it covers both legal and illegal substances.

What you may not have considered is the impact on the life insurance industry. This could impact your future rates and may affect a person’s insurability.

Addiction has been linked to usage of only five days. More than 115 people die each day in American from overdosing on opioids.

The opioid crisis affects people throughout the US and all socioeconomic groups. The problem is greatest in West Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

What does this have to do with you and me? Well, choices made can have effects we may not be able to foresee. It’s important to always get well informed on any prescriptions. Do not be afraid to question your doctor to find out all that a person needs to decide.

It could mean your life. And even it this is not the case, it could very well impact what you have to pay for insurance in the future.

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