Just as the title of this article says, addicts should be helped. Too often I look through social media articles about addiction, only to read the comments section and find myself appalled at what some people are writing.
The recent debate highlighted not only that addiction is a problem for all of us, but that the stigma of addiction is still a significant roadblock for some. Addiction is not a political issue, and we won’t repeat what was said. The truth is it highlights the fact that addiction can strike anyone and the road back is often a difficult one.
Supply and demand is the name of the game when it comes to selling drugs. Beyond anything else, and I hate to say it like this, drug dealing is run like a business.
Bath salts are an intoxicating substance that exist in a similar realm with “spice.” Years ago, “legal” drugs and substances known as research chemicals became pretty popular. They offered the ability to get a user high without causing them to fail a drug test.
We currently live in a society where drug use has been completely normalized. Hearing about drug addiction and drug overdoses nowadays is such a normal occurrence that it’s no longer as jarring as it used to be.
When drug addiction is at an all-time high, the last thing we need is more drugs . With nearly all mental/emotional disorders and addiction having been highly medicalized, the knee-jerk response to drugs has been more drugs, oddly enough.
I came into this world on August 14th, 1981. My life wasn’t always easy. I was born into a good family, lived in a great town, had everything I ever wanted and needed.
So far, 2020 has been one heck of a year and not in a good way. This year has been full of bad news in one form or another. As soon as we think it can’t get worse, it does.
The Coronavirus has done a number on our society and made parts of daily living as we knew it, unrecognizable. We’re having to wear medical masks in public and we’ve had to get used to this new idea of “social distancing.“
It’s feasible to look at our current drug crisis and only see opioid and methamphetamine addiction. Sure, those drugs make a ton of headlines with mass overdoses, giant smuggling busts, and a constant “cat and mouse game” with U.S.