Drugs are common in our society and many of them change the perception an individual has about his own situation. Psychiatric drugs are prescribed by a doctor and are specifically meant to be taken to make a person’s emotional situation different than it is naturally.
I read an article today on what happens to drug users during a storm like Hurricane Harvey . This article described how serious drug addiction can be and emphasized the reality of the kind of life drug addicts have.
According to drugwarfacts.org , 3,422 people were arrested each day in the United States in 2015 because of drug possession. This does not include those who were arrested for drug distribution. Including those individuals, the total of people arrested for drug possession is 1,249,025.
I was 19 and far from living a respectable lifestyle. Most of my time consisted of smoking weed, drinking, or finding other drugs to experiment with. I refused to go to college saying I wanted to see what the world was like.
“There is a misconception among creative types that drugs assist creative output. While drugs may initially make a person feel more productive or less inhibited, over time, there is a possibility they feel unable to produce without first ingesting more drugs. This is called state-dependency.…“
Over 100 Overdoses in 3 Days, But Not from Heroin 102 people overdosing in 3 days in just one county is enough to grab one’s attention. With the heroin overdose being as bad as it is, it would not be a surprise to hear those overdoses were coming from 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.
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.
“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.