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.
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.
Getting to the point of accepting help for an addiction is usually a process. Yes, every person is different but there are often similarities between common experiences. Many times a person will know or suspect that they have a problem long before they are willing to do something about it.
There are many different stages of “Rock Bottom” that a person can experience. When it comes to addiction there is a common misconception that rock bottom means a person has lost everything in their life and is living on the streets.
A common lie that addicts tell themselves is that they aren’t hurting anyone else with their addiction. Unfortunately, that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
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?”
Suboxone is often promoted as being the “safe” alternative to opioid and heroin addiction. While it is true that the number of Suboxone overdoses is lower than that of opioids like heroin and Oxycontin; this does not mean that the drug is completely safe.
Over the past summer, the Fort Collins newspaper The Coloradoan published an article regarding a substantial increase in the amount of used needles being found in public areas such as parks, natural areas and flower beds