In mid-April of 2019 sixty people were charged in connection with illegally prescribing and distributing addictive prescriptions for opioids and other drugs.
Over the last five years, I believe one of the saddest and most common justifications for continued drug and alcohol use I have heard is the idea of being a “functioning addict.” It’s not uncommon to hear someone say “ I’m not that bad.
An unfortunate side effect of the addiction problem across the United States is the increased rate of improperly disposed of needles in public spaces.
John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics has been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy along with four of his co-defendants for running a bribery scheme across The United States.
It has become a grim reality that going to the funeral of a friend has become commonplace for most young adults. Too many people have begun to lose count of how many people they know who have died from a drug overdose.
I’ve heard this time and time again from people and it is usually in the context of somebody trying to downplay their unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Sometimes people will try to defend their drinking by saying they aren’t an alcoholic and they can stop any time they want.
If you get to the point where you have to ask this question about yourself or a loved one chances are there is a problem. Whoever the person is in question may or may not technically be an “alcoholic” but there is certainly an issue with substance abuse at hand that needs to be addressed. If it wasn’t a problem then there would be no need to even ask if there were one.
Sometimes when a person gets clean off of drugs they feel that it is still ok to use other drugs or alcohol that were not their main “drug of choice” during their active addiction.
Some people are still in doubt that an addiction problem exists on a national level. However, when looking at the statistics the numbers are grim.
A recent study conducted by the National Safety Council came up with some alarming numbers. The number of preventable injuries and deaths in The United States for 2017 were analyzed and showed that the odds of a United States citizen dying from a drug overdose are higher than the odds of dying from a car accident.