When speaking to families who are trying to help a loved one who is addicted to drugs and alcohol , one of the most common arguments is: “They just need to figure it out on their own. We can’t make them do anything.
Narcan Saves Lives but Drug Rehab Is Still Necessary One of the biggest life-saving inventions to come out of the drug epidemic is Narcan .
Dear Heroin, hello my old friend. It seems like only yesterday when I felt you course through my veins for the first time. I can still remember the first time we met. I was so sick, I was hurting so bad, and then there you were…the so-called called “answer” to all my problems.
In discussing the current drug crisis with a coworker, it hit me out of nowhere that we are quite possibly living in the middle of the so-called “zombie apocalypse” that many horror film buffs have always envisioned.
The drug crisis is constantly changing, shirting, and evolving. It never quite stayed the same. While drug abuse and addiction has been a constant in our modern society, the substances drug users are becoming hooked on seems to change with the season…
I have even seen several comments stating that overdose victims should not be given Narcan anymore in order to “solve the problem.” Has our society really become so cold that so many people would rather stand by and let someone die than give them another chance at life? Since when has this sort of behavior become socially acceptable? Why are people so quick to spew hate on social media?
The other day I was watching TV, and I saw an advertisement for Coors Light beer that was promoting morning drinking. The ad which may seem innocent enough to many showed two male roommates in their twenties cracking open a morning beer while eating breakfast and watching football.
Vivitrol is a monthly injection of an opioid blocker. It shuts off an addict’s ability to get high from opioids and is usually used as a protective measure against relapse with addicts who are in early recovery. Could Vivitrol be contributing to the surge in methamphetamine addiction?
Lately, all the rage has been about vaping and the recent deaths allegedly caused by vaping. Since the first few cases made it on the news, tons of media outlets have covered the developing story as more and more cases came to light where people got sick and died, again allegedly, due to vaping.
With all of the attention that is being placed on the overdose death rates across the United States little to no attention is being given to the youngest victims of this crisis. Every day across the United States children are being born addicted to opioids.