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.
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 st of each year. It’s observed with the intention to raise awareness of drug overdoses and reduce the stigma associated with such deaths.
You gotta be tough and get through it. Anything that comes easy isn’t good, although it might seem that way. It’s the things that are hard that make you a better and stronger person.
In case you don’t know, K2 is also known as “synthetic marijuana”. This is a misnomer, as it is manmade chemicals of a wide variety of structure that are sprayed on combustible materials for consumption.
You read that right. “KD” or “Katie” is the name of the new drug trend taking over. And it’s disgusting. Any variety of combustible substances from marijuana to tobacco are being sprayed with common household bug sprays like Raid and then smoked.
Well, the numbers are in, and it’s not looking good. It’s much worse . Overdose deaths in 2017 have risen an alarming 10% according to the CDC’s preliminary results, to a record-breaking 76,000. The main culprit is Fentanyl.
There’s a nearly 4-billion-dollar industry right now you may not be aware of. No, it’s not heroin or street drugs. This is the legal, prescription market for anti-anxiety drugs in the United States. Nearly 40 million Americans “suffer from anxiety,” a recent study shows.
Massachusetts is a sort of epicenter for the Opioid epidemic. Fentanyl and heroin addiction run rampant in the state which is notorious for overdose deaths. Strangely enough, Mass. also has one of the best healthcare platforms in the country and efficiently monitors infectious diseases.
When I first started the Personal Values course, it was not easy. In fact, I made it out to be a mountain that reached outer-space. I created this mountain in my own head. Throughout my addiction, I never wanted to look at what I did in the past.
Addiction is a heated topic that has touched nearly everyone’s life in some way. It’s emotional, and often misunderstood. Add to this the fact there’s a ton of outdated, and downright false ideas about it.