The Opioid Crisis: The Price We Pay

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When Did Hemp CBD Get So Huge?

 There are many factors contributing to the enormous growth and fast-rising popularity of hemp CBD across the United States. Aside from the fact that hemp CBD is not accompanied by the mind-altering compound THC, and along with the apparent lack of reported negative side effects or health consequences to be found online, hemp CBD has taken the country by storm partly due to the positive social proof. With millions of users of CBD suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and a dozen other pain-related illnesses, people are sharing their own experiences with CBD and how it has impacted their lives. This being the age of social media, these reviews are being shared by millions and read by millions more.

But why are people reading these reviews, testimonials, and glowing endorsements of CBD? What is driving people to go online and type in their search engine the words “alternative pain relief”? An easy argument is that one of the largest contributing factors to this surge is the ongoing opioid epidemic.

The Opioid Crisis Explained

Put frankly, people are sick of prescription pain medicine. People are sick of the side effects, sick of switching to a new pain prescription every few months because their bodies build up a tolerance to it, and sick of the pharmacy taking all their money. Still, that isn’t what bothers people the most. Addiction and overdose take the jackpot for being the number one issue people are sick of, and as a society, we hate all the overdoses these addictions have been responsible for. From 1999 to 2017, the number of people reported to have died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids is nearly a quarter of a million. Sadly, the growth is not linear. 2017 had five times as many as 1999.

When people throw around the term “opioid crisis” or “opioid epidemic”, they are referring to the rapidly increasing use of prescription & recreational (non-prescription) opioid drugs since the late 90s and the overdoses that have accompanied these deaths.

A common and callous misconception is that these overdoses involve mostly criminals using these drugs illegally under bridges and overpasses. This isn’t the case. It involves regular people who were prescribed the painkillers lawfully and legally by their doctor. Over time they take more and more because of tolerance build-up and eventually the amount they have to take to feel relief has become toxic. An oversimplified scenario, but the most commonly reported. For those who have had, or still have, loved ones who have been on prescription pain killers for a long time have seen this first hand. They’ve seen the desperation these loved ones feel as they battle the addiction they weren’t expecting. They’ve seen the hopelessness and continued stress as the pain returns and becomes all-consuming and impossible to just “tough out”. All of these feelings I’ve described drive people to seek out alternatives. One of the things I enjoy most working with Green Garden Gold is the sheer number of people who’ve felt a positive impact on our products.

Learn More About The Opioid Crisis from these Youtube Videos

Mayo Clinic Minute: The face of prescription opioid addiction( 1 Minute Video)

The agony of opioid withdrawal ( 14 Minute Video)

Pill Overkill: America’s painkiller epidemic (26 Minute Video)

The Author’s Challenge

CBD affects everyone differently and is not a cure-all, as incredible as it is. This is why I love that Green Garden Gold offers the 30-day money-back guarantee. What matters most to a customer is knowing a company will stand behind their products. No results within 30 days? No problem, Green Garden Gold will refund your order. It may shock you to know that the number of people that report their dissatisfaction and ask for a refund is less than 11 out of 10,000 people.

If you, or loved ones, are experiencing harsh consequences from opioids, and wish to try something outside the opioid prescription epidemic, then I strongly encourage you to try hemp CBD products.

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