Opioid abuse is common in the U.S and has affected tens of thousands of people. One in four patients who take prescription opioids for non-cancer pain struggle with addiction. There are more than 1,000 people a day who go to the emergency room or misuse opiods, according to the CDC. The CDC also attributed more than 350,000 deaths to opioid overdose from 1999 to 2016. When it comes to chiropractic care there is no evidence that it has caused any deathes. Chiropractic care can actually be a longer term solution for pain than opioid prescriptions.