The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released its 2019 drug overdose statistics, and unfortunately the numbers are record breaking. An all-time high 71,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2019. Even more disturbingly, the current trend is that drug overdose deaths are significantly increasing every month.

Drug overdose deaths previously peaked in 2017, with 70,700 Americans dying from drug overdoses that year, before the rate declined to 68,000 overdose deaths in 2018. The numbers from 2018 led to some optimism that the drug war was being curtailed, but this new data makes it clear that the drug pandemic is more out of control than ever before.

This surge in drug overdose deaths is being led by synthetic opioids and opiates. In total synthetic opioids and opiates accounted for 51,000 drug overdose deaths, which is 71% of all of the drug overdose deaths in the United States during 2019, with Cocaine and other ‘psycho stimulants’ accounting for most of the other overdoses.

Notably, although drug overdose deaths declined a bit between 2017 and 2018, deaths from synthetic opioids and opiates never slowed, and have been continuously rising year over year. In-fact, opioid overdose deaths have been accelerating.

Therefore, this data shows that America’s drug pandemic is mostly an Opioid Pandemic, and that the Opioid Pandemic has become deadlier than ever before and is on track to get worse in an exponential fashion.

As discussed in numerous articles on Kratom Cafe, Kratom has been scientifically proven to be a solution for ending synthetic opioid and opiate addiction. Even more compelling are the mountain of real-life stories about how Kratom saved people’s lives by helping them to overcome synthetic opioid and opiate addiction.

It is clear that America needs Kratom more than ever before to stem the tide of the Opioid Pandemic, and the government should be embracing Kratom at this point. Indeed, I believe that the death count from 2019 would be much higher, probably well over 100,000 or even hundreds of thousands, if Kratom didn’t exist, since Kratom is the only safe and effective alternative to synthetic opioids and opiates.

Literally, Kratom is saving massive amounts of lives amid the nation’s opioid catastrophe, and the government needs to stop all efforts to ban Kratom, since if Kratom was banned America would witness an opioid apocalypse.

Rather than doing the bidding of Big Pharma and trying to ban Kratom while flooding the country with synthetic opioids, it is time for the government to halt the flood of synthetic opioids from Big Pharma, to officially recognize Kratom as the solution for the Opioid Pandemic, and to get Kratom into the hands of every synthetic opioid and opiate addict in order to save their lives.