It is no mystery to anyone that the use and abuse of painkiller drugs, for self-medicative or recreational reasons, is an extremely unhealthy choice. This is no mystery to us.
In July 2018, a U.S. Senate report revealed the massive overprescribing of opioid painkillers to Missourians that has been going on unabated for years. This report also reveals that insufficient actions have been taken to bring this overprescribing to an end.
For most people, it’s no big surprise to learn that drug use and crime are inextricably linked. Understanding the reasons for this association is much harder. Harder still is breaking this pattern so an addicted person can build an enjoyable new, sober life.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of U.S. babies born addicted to opioids has increased by more than three-hundred percent in the last fifteen years.
If you are researching or studying the subject of addiction, you will come across many statements that addiction is a disease. But if addiction can be overcome based on a completely different premise, this seems to disprove the necessity of believing that addiction is a just a physiological disease.
What would your community be like if there was no addiction? According to the National Drug Information Center, the US as a whole would save $193 billion dollars on all the damage created by drug abuse and addiction.
It’s one thing to talk about the problem and completely another to define the solution. Many voices are in agreement that abuse of opioid drugs has hit an all-time high. But few voices define a solution that will have a better result than that which is offered at the moment.
We need to find a way to reduce the crippling drug problem that is overwhelming our country. Since the turn of the century, the number of Americans addicted to drugs and alcohol has more than tripled, more than half a million have lost their lives from this issue, and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent on the problem every year in an effort to curb it.
Believe it or not, but illicit drugs aren’t the only ones that can have a great impact on one's sex life. Many prescription drugs wreak havoc on the bodies sexual system. Statins and fibrates, which are used to treat high cholesterol, are a prime example.
There are plenty of challenging situations in life but surviving life with an alcoholic or addict is one of the most severe. The problems created by that person’s addiction can be life-threatening, can cause bankruptcy and the mental and emotional stress are unrelenting.