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.
One of the hardest things a person can go through is seeing someone they love struggle with addiction. In the beginning, most people will want to whatever they can to help their loved one get better. Sadly after all of the lies, disappointments and let downs it can be easy to want to throw in the towel when it comes to hoping someone will change…
No matter what anyone tells you living a life of active addiction is hard. It’s a teeter-totter between regretting the past and worrying about the future. “How could I do that? When and how will I get my next fix?”