It seems like whenever the world gets a handle on one specific drug that is causing a bunch of problems, a new one shows up that needs to be addressed.
Drug and alcohol addiction are some of the most pervasive public health issues of our modern society. Over the last 20 years, substance abuse has been a hot topic of conversation. It’s also been one of the biggest enemies families have faced.
When people are quarantined in their homes and most of society is shut down, idle hands become the devil’s playground.
I was almost waiting for this headline to show up. Unfortunately, during this time of societal panic caused by the COVID-19 virus, people are going to take advantage of and make a mockery of the whole thing.
Reading the local news today I was inundated with stories on local drug arrests, mass long term investigations and centuries worth of jail sentences being handed out by the court systems.
A Day In the Life of An Alcoholic The day after Saint Patrick’s Day in 2010 is a day I will never forget because it was one of the worst days of my life. I woke up in a jail cell still half-drunk, covered in bruises, my hair a mess and facing felony charges of assaulting a police officer.
Of all the cliché sayings that make their rounds through the recovery communities, the one I absolutely love goes over accepting the things we can’t change and the courage to change the things that we can.
The Coronavirus has affected nearly everyone in the United States. Whether a person has gotten sick, had to start working from home, lost their job, or had someone fall sick to Coronavirus, all of society seems to have been touched by it in one way, shape, or form. What worries me is what happens to the addicts and alcoholics who are still using or are newly sober and just got thrown a major curveball?
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.
One of the biggest life-saving inventions to come out of the drug epidemic is Narcan.