Author: Cassidy Webb


Cassidy Webb is an avid writer who advocates spreading awareness on the disease of addiction. She is the outreach coordinator for Clarksville Rehab and helps those who are suffering find the help that they need. Her passion in life is to help others by sharing her experience, strength, and hope.

A Brief History On August 10, 2017, President Trump agreed with his commission’s report released a few weeks earlier and declared the country’s opioid crisis a “national emergency”.  The opioid epidemic has been dominating news headlines in recent years due to the increase of fatal opioid overdoses taking the lives of over 130 Americans each day. Unfortunately, opioid addiction has affected all walks of life – from young adults full of potential, rich or poor, and even innocent unborn children. Between 1999 and 2017, more than 400,000 people have died from a drug overdose that involved opioids; however, the opioid…

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