Oregon is working on a bill to defelonize the possession of small amounts of heroin and cocaine. When this was first brought up, it caused much controversy because law abiding citizens felt it was crazy that someone would not be arrested if they had cocaine or heroin.
With all the attention on the opiate epidemic, there is little reporting on other drugs and the effect they are having on our nation. While heroin addiction is getting most of the media attention, a smaller methamphetamine epidemic is growing off camera.
Your son, daughter or even spouse has been acting strange but you are unsure if it's just you or if there is something wrong. It can be very difficult sometimes to pinpoint what is going wrong with a loved one and if you suspect drug addiction life becomes very unsettling.
New products continue to be released in an attempt to fix the heroin epidemic. First was the creation of methadone and suboxone as a replacement for heroin and other opiate addictions. Next came Vivitrol as the one shot said to be a better form of suboxone or methadone.
Almost 100 people die a day from the abuse of heroin and other opioids. Scarier still that projections made by experts at 10 universities show the problem will get much worse before it gets any better.
“What they don’t know, won’t hurt them.” We often justify our wrong doings with the idea the action we’re taking only effects ourselves. Regardless of whether someone else can objectively see what it is we’re doing, one's actions can influence something negative in another's life.
I stare out the front window of the car as I turn it on and then drive off. Every time I drive, I take a dangerous gamble and what is worse is I know it and don’t care. I’m too anxious and scared to worry about the fact that even in the best-case scenario, I’m just slowly killing myself.
Cultures and in fact groups follow a moral code for fitting in. From the military to a hunting club to a family’s social gatherings, each group has its own way of fitting in. Even if one were trying to fit in as a drug addict . In the South, camo is practically a must have; engrained into the DNA.
“From a mom’s side of a heroin addiction, I hope this article helps lift someone’s spirit or helps them with a direction. I get to see my success story live every day and I pray others get to experience the same.” —Mother of Narconon Graduate
He pours the last of his bottle down the sink and wipes a tear from his eye. He’s scared. The shaking has already begun but there is no going back. He must quit; once and for all. Half an hour goes by and he begins to vomit.