After a drug addict has been using for a while, his body may reach a very bad physical condition. In some cases, the addict may even be close to death although his body may be too anesthetized by the addictive substance that he can't feel the pain.
Drug addiction is a major problem across the US. with opiate related overdoses as one of the leading causes of accidental deaths. One of the most common introductions to to opiates is prescription pain killers. According to CBS News, more than 1 in 3 Americans were prescribed opiates.
When asked, “What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of pink?” Is it the color, the flamingos, the musician, Pepto Bismol, the clothing line by Victoria’s Secret or even the song by Aerosmith? Now you can add a designer synthetic opioid to that list.
When you think of substance abuse, you probably think of cocaine, heroin, pain pills or alcohol, but probably not inhalants. However, inhalants are more prevalent than one might think.
Addiction is a huge problem in America today between alcohol, the opiate epidemic , a boom in cocaine production, and rising meth arrests It can be hard to keep track of what is going on. Especially if you are a parent with a 9-5 job and kids growing up in these crazy times.
There are two polarizing opinions about those who live with an addiction. On one hand, there is the Disease Model and on the other side is the belief that addicts are morally bankrupt people .
Millions of people in the US grew up with Red Ribbon Week in their schools, where they were educated about the dangers of drug abuse. However, many never learned the history of the week, how it started or the pledge of those involved.
States with legalized recreational use of marijuana have become very competitive. As a result, many growers have begun to ditch growing for medical purposes and instead are growing with the goal of higher THC content.
People take drugs because they want to change something about themselves or their life. They can’t handle or control situations in life so instead of confronting them, they hide behind them, using drugs and alcohol to mask the pain or problem.
Getting drugs that are stronger than heroin now requires nothing more than internet access. It’s so easy, kids are doing it. Literally. And it’s killing them… 25 people overdosed in one night last February at a music festival in Melbourne. They were all on “G.“