The United States is currently in an opioid epidemic that rivals other medical epidemics in its history. Louisiana is not immune to this epidemic. For several decades, the over prescribing of legal opioids and the easy availability of illicit opioids have created a perfect storm. The end result of this phenomenon is the opioid epidemic. The epidemic’s effects are far-reaching, especially as it relates to the state’s workforce. Statistically, the most common prescription in a workers’ comp case is an opioid. “We” have established a normalcy in this country that no one at any time should ever have pain.