IntroWhile America was diverted by homegrown terrorism, economic stress and mass shootings another world demon quietly moved in the fore, Drugs. Drugs, for the most part were started either to help people with health problems or just medicinal purposes. What is new is what part of the population it strikes. As fatal overdoses rise, many Americans see drug addictionas a major problem in their community. It’s no secret that America has drug problem. Whileillicit substances like cocaine and methamphetamine remain issues throughout the country, a different class of drugs has taken the spotlight as Americans drug crisis rages on-opioids comefrom the darkness. Opioids derived naturally from the opium poppy plant, and synthetic opioids, manufactured substances designed to mimic the effects of natural opium. These drugscan found in a variety of forms, both legal and illegal. I will discuss prescription drugs (painkillers), which are prescription drugs.