As the opioid epidemic has raged across the country and caused almost unlimited problems, the U.S. has had to work fast to come up with solutions.
While unfunded heralds of truth are screaming at the top of their lungs about Ritalin and Adderall (psychiatric drugs) being handed out to adults and teens like candies, we have drug companies running hourly television ads to spread the false message of chemical imbalances.
Now, now don’t go thinking I’m going to sit here and bash other forms of treatment. Well, maybe replacement therapy like suboxone, but that’s about it. My best friend recovered utilizing the 12-Step Program, as have many of my friends, among other forms of treatment, so nothing bad to say here. The other forms just weren’t for me and I want to tell you why because maybe it’s the same for you.
Did you know that one of the reasons for the downfall of Native Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries was drugs, in the form of alcohol or in the form of contaminated or nutrient-deficient food? And nowadays, the young people are assaulted by drugs of every kind and shape—and not only illegal drugs, but medical drugs as well.
When it comes to solving life’s problems, there is no greater medicine than communication. Whether you’re dealing with addiction, a mental health issue or something else entirely, communication can solve literally any challenge that you’re faced with.
Do you find yourself feeling like there is no clear direction to go at the fork in the road? Yeah, we’ve all been there before. It’s that feeling of doubt. Whether you doubt yourself, your friends or something else, it’s hard to overcome it at times.
It is an unfortunate fact that drug abuse and addiction problems affect individuals in every state across the country, costing our nation roughly seven hundred billion dollars annually in lost work productivity, health care, and crime.
Drug use often begins casually, as a way for the individual to deal with some difficult or challenging aspect of their life. At the beginning, the individual may be entirely convinced that not only is their drug use harmless, it is completely within their control.
Most individuals take the necessary precautions to ensure that they lead safe and healthy lives. There may be few things more upsetting than discovering that something that was designed to help people is actually destroying lives at an alarming rate, especially when this item is supposedly safe and being recommended for use by trusted medical professionals.…
While no form of drug addiction is actually safe or easy to deal with, there are certainly some kinds that are more damaging than others. Opioid addiction is one of these.…