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.
“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.
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 Add to this the fact there’s a ton of outdated, and downright false ideas about it.
The idea of “doing an intervention” on a drug addict has gained popularity thanks to television. And as the opioid epidemic wreaks havoc on this country, more families ask themselves this question; does it work? First, there is a lot false information out there.
It is a nerve-racking moment for everyone involved with family worried things will go back to how it used to be before the addict got sober and the now sober addict worrying about what they will be facing when they get out.
My job consists of helping families each day to get their loved ones into treatment. The one thing most of them have in common is not being able to distinguish the differences between enabling an addict and helping them.
It all started on a Monday. I was supposed to be going to work. I was trying to get an ID to go to work at Costco, in the tire shop. Long story short I couldn’t because I had fines that I couldn’t pay. I never made it work, and it was Mardi Gra, so I was downtown.
I had a dream one night, while I was in rehab, that I snuck out and shot up heroin . I awoke in a panic, dripping sweat and convinced that it was real. The fact is, that wouldn’t have been unusual for me. When you’re at your fifth treatment center, you start to doubt yourself. A lot.
A problem is defined as a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome. A solution would be the thing which remedied that problem.
One of the biggest frustrations for families of an addict who is killing themselves with drugs is that there is no way to force them into treatment. While this is true in almost all states, many states are considering doing what Kentucky already put in place.