One of the major conflicts today in the United States is the opioid epidemic raging throughout the country. Through assessing the situation, it can be seen that over 64,000 people died of drug overdoes in 2016, however the government does not seem like it is in a state to address this issue. Those involved in this conflict are those under the influence of opioids, their family members, and top-ranking government officials. Those under the influence are unable to fight for themselves, and their families are doing what they can to help save the lives of their loved ones. Top-ranking officials have a lot on their plate so they may not believe they have the time to resolve this issue, however they are also not taking into consideration the lives of those affected by the drug epidemic. The government has to get over the idea that they cannot do anything for drugs and they families of those under the influence should ask for help in order to benefit everyone. Failure to act on this issue will worsen the conflict and continue to affect to already affected. Families are feeling neglected as they work to save their loved ones and are stating it in a loud and clear way, while top-ranking government officials continue to beat around the bush when it comes to having to take action for the drug epidemic. Options for solving the conflict can include increased funding for rehabilitation centers, increased regulation on opioids and government support for those affected by the epidemic.