More people today are addicted to opiate painkillers than ever before in history. It’s hard to remember a time when people weren’t addicted to them; when our kids weren’t heroin addicts and syringes didn’t litter suburban streets.
Let’s look at the current drug and alcohol addiction epidemic from a different angle: America has become the land of the “quick-fix.
Veterinarians are some of the unlikely professionals who have found themselves smack in the middle of the opiate epidemic. Some vets are saying a lot of opiate users are now stealing their pets pain medications to either get high or stave off the detox symptoms when they run out of their own drugs.
Coast-to-coast, the opiate crisis is getting worse . The news constantly reflects the bleak condition of our country and it seems like every day there is a new “overdose capital” of the United States. Not only does the situation seem to be worsening, the numbers prove that it is.
During this opiate crisis medical professionals, city and state officials, and emergency responders have been scrambling not only to figure this whole epidemic out and devise a way to slow it down or halt it all together.
The search for a “cure” to opiate addiction has led to many different consumer products promising to be the “silver bullet” or “miracle drug” for for those addicted to painkillers or heroin. As the opiate crisis worsened, Suboxone , Methadone and Vivitrol hit the market.
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How do you know when the opiate problem is completely out of control? When librarians need to know how to use Narcan. Most drug users will tell you libraries are often regarded as “safe places” to go shoot up in.
Over 300 Overdosed and Died in One Ohio County Due to the ever-increasing strength of heroin , accompanied by the endless flow of Fentanyl and other synthetic opiates into the country, more and more people addicted to opiates die every day and almost every hour. This are getting worse, not better.
Marijuana is a drug most people consider harmless. For a long time, marijuana has been considered a non-addictive, benign drug that never caused anyone any harm and had no reason being illegal.