THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Every day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioid medications (Oxycodone, OxyContin® hydromorphone, fentanyl, morphine). The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement. (Source: CDC/NCHS)

MENTAL ILLNESS CRISIS

  • Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion in lost earnings per year.
  • Mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for both youth and adults aged 18–44.
  • More than 90% of children who die by suicide have a mental health condition.
  • Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.

MENTAL ILLNESS CRISIS

Everett Stern has forged a career based on the principles of truth, integrity and patriotism.

He is the founder and Intelligence Director of Tactical Rabbit, a strategic intelligence company that provides clients with the information they need to grow and conduct business in today’s changing and confusing climate.

Everett’s commitment to truth and integrity motivated him to become a whistleblower for federal law enforcement. When Everett discovered his then employer, HSBC Bank, was aiding terrorist groups and drug dealers, he tried to put a stop to it. When that failed, he turned to the CIA and eventually brought down the illegal operation, resulting in an almost $2 billion fine. In addition to the gratitude of law enforcement, Everett gained international headlines and was featured in Rolling Stone Magazine and the Netflix documentary “Dirty Money.”

Everett Stern Chairman
Everett Stern USA Healthcare Coalition