A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that rural areas are no longer safe havens from drug overdose death because the rate of OD deaths in rural areas has just surpassed the rate in cities.
Many people are waiting for the day when drug overdose deaths max out and begin to decline. Have we reached that point yet? Not even close.
Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration publishes a new assessment of the threat posed to American lives and safety from drug abuse.
The American epidemic of opioid addiction hits millions of people hard every day, including first responders. Two grateful individuals whose lives were saved went out of their way to thank their saviors.
Suboxone is given to hundreds of thousands of people in America as a treatment for addiction to opioids. Suboxone is promoted as a real “solution” to addiction but most people choosing this solution are never told the whole story of what they are in for.
It’s so much more pleasant to be loving, trusting and supportive. But you must know when to change gears to prevent the destruction of a person’s future, hopes and even their life. It starts with your own education on drugs and addiction and the education of your teens. Even with young adults, you can still initiate conversations that could save their lives.
Carrie was a hero to millions of people since her appearance in the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Unfortunately, she was almost as well known for her drug and mental health problems as she was for her famous performance as Princess Leia.
It was just a grubby, flattened box that had obviously been driven over a hundred times as it lay in the street. But since it had once held a constipation remedy, could it have been a sign of heroin or opioid addiction in the neighborhood?
The young woman was painfully thin, soaking in warm bathtub to relieve the aches of heroin withdrawal. She didn’t understand why her mother had dropped in to see her at college or how her mother knew she was using heroin.
It’s never been more vital for parents to prepare children for the drug-filled environments they’re growing up in. It’s not just a matter of drugs being available – the drugs on the market have never been more deadly.