Declaring the problem a nationwide crisis is beneficial in showing just how serious the matter is and will hopefully impact on the level of awareness that will hopefully be created. The high number of deaths related to heroin overdose, whether intentional or not, have prompted the government to take preventive measures.
The article is a review on some of the main reasons as to they a why there is a sudden rise in heroine use and addiction, while taking note of the high number of deaths that have been caused as a result. The author clearly states the problem and notes the statistics in relation to heroin and other opiods in Massachusetts. In addition, the other also mentions the various solutions that the government has tried to implement in order to cub this problem and do away with it. Declaring public health emergency goes further to show the severity of the situation and how just how serious it needs to be tacked before it gets out of hand. People fail to realize just how precious life is hence why they often take it for granted and indulge in harmful behaviors.
Norton, M. (2014). Opiate epidemic leads Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to declare public health emergency.Mass Live. Retrived From: