Where do I begin… It started at a very young age when I was a child living in Tujunga, California. Into racing BMX and watching the supercross races on Saturday nights, I was an active kid and in great physical shape. My whole life was ahead of me and I had a loving family.
Suboxone along with other drug replacement programs, though not providing a permanent solution provides a substantial amount of relief to family members. From dealing with substance abusers over the last several years I have run into the same situation over and over.
At this point, it is fairly well known that the synthetic drug Fentanyl has been contributing to a worsening opiate epidemic in this country. While the drug is prescribed and can be found in prescription form, the majority of it is found on the streets.
According to the CDC’s 2014 report on opioid overdose , methadone overdose accounted for a whopping 22.9% of opioid-related deaths in 2014. More disturbing than this is the fact that methadone deaths dropped from 2007 when there were 5,518 deaths. In 2014, 3,400 people died of methadone overdose.
Each year, billions of taxpayer dollars are spent on correctional facilities. According to drugwarfacts.com , the FBI reported 1,572,579 arrests for drug possession in 2016. All those arrests cost money and add up to a lot of taxpayer dollars.
Getting through a rough day is a massive hurdle for someone early in recovery. This is partly because the way someone in recovery would get through a bad day in the past was by getting as intoxicated or as high as possible.
Getting sober takes hard work but just getting off drugs is one of the easier parts of the journey of recovery. It is getting your life back together after all the damage from your addiction that is a lot of hard work.
So many lives have been touched by the insidious effects of addiction . If you took the time to click and read this post, chances are you know what addiction is like because you know someone or have struggled with addiction yourself.
NIDA’s Prescription Opioid Addiction Treatment Study reports , “The study suggests that patients addicted to prescription opioid painkillers can be effectively treated in primary care settings using Suboxone,” said NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Xanax is often prescribed for anxiety and other psychiatric issues but it has become one of the most commonly abused drugs. Other statistics on Xanax are…