For years I struggled with drug abuse, and eventually, after many failed attempts at sustaining sobriety , I gave up hope on ever living a drug-free life, and sometimes, even life itself.
At the end of last month 11 people were arrested for exploiting drug addicts. The horrifying thing is five of them were doctors. Fountain Valley Drug Treatment Center located in Orange County, California is allegedly responsible for a pay-for-implants scam.
New test strips that can be dipped into any drug to test if it contains the drug Fentanyl are now being passed out in Whitehall, Ohio. The test strips are not approved by the FDA, but people in Whitehall are desperate for anything which may cut down the number of deaths.
I’m not an addict but before I qualify myself on this subject, I would like to say I write this with no malicious intent towards programs or people who view addiction differently than I do.
We are mindful of not cursing in front of our toddlers but never hesitate to pour ourselves a glass of wine with them in the room. Studies show children with parents who are addicted are far more likely to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
Each year thousands of people seek help to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Many of these people go in and out of treatment facilities several times before gaining the tools to stay sober and move past their addiction.
As if there weren’t enough problems with drug addiction in America, now fake prescription drugs have begun to flood across the world causing serious problems. In best case scenarios someone takes a pill that does nothing.
I can remember when I was a young boy I woke up happy. I was free and full of life and dreams. The world was at my feet. I played baseball, basketball and football with my friends and I loved them all. Being part of something bigger made me happy on the inside.
Before I arrived at Narconon, I was going through a lot of ups and downs in my life. I was confused and not being myself and absorbed myself in drinking to deal with my problems.
I got on to my Facebook today and saw the overwhelming amount of posts about rapper, Mac Miller’s, untimely passing. Mac Miller from the outside seemed to be doing well with the release of a new album. Just the day before his passing he talked excitedly about starting his tour on October 27th.