There is a lot of information out there about alcohol abuse, alcohol misuse, alcoholism, alcohol dependence, alcohol poisoning, binge drinking, over drinking, and all of the other, many factors that play into alcohol consumption.
We already know that exercise has great benefits for people. Exercise relieves stress. It boosts mood. Exercise increases body image. Regular exercise releases depression and anxiety. But on top of that, we have now learned irrefutably that exercise improves mental health too.
The United States is in the midst of struggling with its worst pharmaceutical drug addiction epidemic to date. Pharmaceuticals have been in use for decades, but only in the last fifteen to twenty years have manufacturers significantly increased the production of addictive pharmaceutical drugs.
Let’s take a moment to examine the overall position of the United States to the rest of the world, not in the ways in which we are perhaps more accustomed, but rather in a way that is perhaps a little more unique.
Doctors and all medical practitioners for that matter need to do their part to reduce the opioid epidemic. This has been a crippling, nightmare of a problem, a problem that has encapsulated a significant percentage of Americans and which has caused endless heartbreak, turmoil, deaths, and socioeconomic destruction.
The title may seem overly simplistic, considering that just about everyone knows that they should not do drugs. Yet, for some reason, there are about twenty-four million people in the United States who are addicted to drugs and alcohol if the assessment of the National Institute on Drug Abuse is worth anything, which it is.
There’s been a significant climb in drug overdoses amongst people under the age of eighteen. This has cropped up just in the last few years.
An Escalating Problem—How Opioid Addiction Cost the Nation Five-hundred and Four-Billion Dollars in 2017
In a recent White House report, the President’s Council of Economic Advisors tabulated information leading to an absolutely shocking discovery on the true costs of the opioid drug addiction epidemic.
The primary reason we are in the drug and alcohol addiction epidemic that we are currently in is that of pharmaceutical drugs. There is no sense sugarcoating this, not when this is very much so the truth of the situation.
New information indicates that drug abuse and firearm deaths may share an intrinsic relationship. In all honesty, this would not come as much of a surprise. Drug abuse and alcoholism affects many different areas of American life and is the cause of many problems that we face.