While the rational part of my brain knew I was drinking too much, the side of my mind consumed by my addiction only wanted more. Alcohol made me selfish, yet it also made me give away all of myself until I had nothing left to give.
In our efforts to study, research, treat, and understand addiction, it is safe to say that we have learned quite a bit about the subject as a whole. One of the principles we’ve been able to arrive at is that addiction is not merely a crisis that comes out of nowhere and besets a person.
“The opioid epidemic.” We hear this line on the news, on social media, in discussions within our communities, and so on. It is a well-known fact at this point that the United States is struggling with an opioid epidemic.