In 2017, drug overdose deaths continued to rise exceeding 70,000 casualties with Fentanyl and other powerful opioid synthetics continuing to increase the loss of life.
Most people are aware the US has 5% of the world’s population yet we have 25% of the world’s total prison population.
First, I would like to say thank you for the time we spent together. You are never far from my mind. I often wonder why you are gone and not me.
“It’s hard to describe but if I was going to sum up what it was like to be addicted to heroin , I would say it’s like waking up every morning and only being able to think about one thing.“ Getting heroin was all consuming. It was like being afraid for my life if I didn’t get my hands on it.
“The first high was amazing, and I was instantly hooked. From that point on, I was always chasing it; the first high. It got to the point where I would make sure I was up all night and sleep all day, so I wasn’t around people because I was too ashamed of myself to be around other people.
“When I started using Ecstasy (also known as Molly), it was a drug I used only occasionally when going out to parties, concerts or the bar. It would usually take 45 minutes before I would start to experience the effects.
My brother died in a gruesome car crash. My parents went through a nasty divorce and I almost died in a freak accident. These things were bad but not one of them even a fraction as painful as my addiction to pain pills . Pain pills took my dignity, happiness and even my own child from me.
“Before I came to Narconon, I was stuck in this false sense of survival. I remember thinking that I was doing good for myself, but I wasn’t, then I realized that there had to be a change…“
Being addicted to crack is probably one of the most torturing things in the world. For me, it was a never-ending cycle of working to get money somehow and then smoking crack until there was no money left. I wound up putting aside everything for this one drug.
This isn’t just another anti-marijuana article or some sort of political statement about whether marijuana should be legalized/decriminalized . I was hesitant to write this blog because I figure many will not read it and some might even respond in anger.