‘It’s just not our job’: How hotel owners are struggling to cope with the opioid crisis
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The opioid crisis is threatening to make hotels a distant memory in the American tourism industry.
It’s a problem that affects the industry, but one that also poses problems for hotels, who have no choice but to adapt.
Here are five hotel owners who are struggling with the issue.
Hotel operators: The hotel industry has been grappling with a similar opioid crisis in recent years.
This time, however, it’s not limited to the hotel industry.
While the industry has suffered from a wave of hotel fires, it has also been hit by the rise of fentanyl and heroin, which is making the opioid epidemic worse by making users more likely to overdose.
Many hotels, like the Downtown Nashville Hotel and Casino, are scrambling to find new ways to survive the crisis.
While some have been able to reduce their occupancy rates in response to the rise in overdoses, many are facing the same financial and staffing problems as many other hotels.
In some cases, hotel operators are struggling more than ever to pay staff and provide adequate staffing to staff a hotel, which can lead to a lack of supplies and staff, according to the Nashville Marriott.
The opioid epidemic in the US: In 2016, there were 1.7 million heroin overdoses and nearly 700,000 opioid overdoses in the United States, according the CDC.
That year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that heroin use was rising across the country and had reached its highest level in 10 years.
According to the CDC, heroin abuse has become a more pressing concern for the industry.
There were nearly 10 times more heroin-related deaths in 2016 than in 2015, and overdose deaths rose by 40% from 2016 to 2017, according with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The number of opioid-related overdose deaths has also tripled in the last year.
The problem is not confined to the hotels.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that there are roughly 5 million opioid-dependent Americans.
Many of them are using heroin and prescription opioids to get high.
In the last six months, there have been more than 7,000 overdoses involving prescription opioids, according CNN.
The rise of opioid painkillers: Opioid painkillers, or opiates, are also fueling the opioid addiction epidemic in hotels.
These drugs are made with morphine and fentanyl, and are used to treat chronic pain and addiction to opiates like heroin and methamphetamines.
Opioids like fentanyl are being used more and more in hospitals, and the U.K. is also seeing a boom in the number of people being treated with these medications.
These are highly addictive opioids and, while they don’t cause deaths, they can be very deadly.
According the CDC: There are about 6.5 million opioid prescription painkillers in the U, with the majority being abused in hospitals.
There are more than 1.2 million people receiving painkiller prescriptions for opioid addiction in the country, and at least 14,000 died from overdoses related to opioid abuse.
Opiate overdose deaths in the hotel community: Many hotels are already suffering from the opioid overdose crisis, according, according a survey by the National Hotel Association.
The survey showed that more than half of hotel owners and managers reported a decline in their occupancy rate over the last two years.
Some hotel owners said they were seeing their occupancy drop as well.
Hotel occupancy declined at a faster rate than the general hotel population.
Hotel managers said they are seeing more and better facilities to accommodate guests, with some hotels now offering free or reduced rates for guests to stay at their rooms, according CNBC.
Hotel owners also said they have seen their occupancy increase.
In Nashville, the Downtown Hotel and Restaurant, which has about 1,400 rooms, reported a 33% increase in occupancy in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same time last year, according The Nashville Post-Dispatch.
The impact of the opioid problem on the hotel business: A hotel is the last place where you want to see the effects of a massive opioid epidemic.
There’s no doubt that hotels are one of the top tourist attractions in the city.
The city has a vibrant tourism industry, and in turn, is one of its largest employers, according TOKYO TIMES.
But the opioid issue is causing problems for hotel operators, who are trying to figure out how to keep the economy humming.
For example, the hotel owners say they are struggling financially as the economy slows down, according ToKYO.
Many are also seeing the opioid use rise in the tourism industry as a result of the increase in opioid overdoses.
And, the problem is exacerbated by the lack of staffing and other resources, according NBC News.
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