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.
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.
Did you know drug overdoses now kill more people annually than gun homicides and car crashes combined? In fact, the US life expectancy average declined in 2015 for the first time in decades, and experts are blaming drug overdose as a leading cause. We’re talking 52,000 people dead in one year.
It is hard to imagine how life could turn out. One day you’re dealing with a loved one battling drug addiction and the next you’re in a legal battle with the government over your house.
I’m going to be very honest with you today in this article because I care about saving lives . I’m going to risk hurting your feelings and defying the “rules” you’ve been taught about addiction. You don’t have to believe me. I was a drug addict for 12 years.
If you haven't heard already, Anthony Bourdain took his own life last week. If you were a fan, you know Bourdain had struggled with many different vices throughout his life. Yet despite these vices, we learned about cuisines across the world. Perhaps now, there is something we can learn from him about addiction as well.
In a rant with TMZ, a popular news agency that focuses on reporting on the activity of celebrities, Kanye West opened up about his addiction to opioid painkillers . According to Kanye, he received Liposuction to avoid being made fun of for being fat by tabloids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the CDC, along with several local and state agencies started an investigation into kratom products spreading salmonella.
At one point in my life, I was addicted to Meth for 4 years. During that time, I had my fair share of “hustles” to get money for meth. This was perhaps one of the most insane ways I made my money. I hung out with a lot of other meth addicts and fights were not rare.
When I first went to the methadone clinic, I met the intake coordinator, and he asked me “why did you decide to save your life? Later I would learn that this experience would not come close to saving my life but rather put me closer to death.