PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION
When we work to address the current drug addiction epidemic that has swept our country, we must accept a universal truth. The truth is that the mass introduction of opioid pharmaceuticals (and other addictive pharmaceuticals, for that matter) onto the drug scene has changed how drugs are accessed and misused. In fact, the heavy proliferation of addictive medicines which began in the late 1990s served to alter the face of the addiction scene forever.
Our teens face various struggles, challenges and seemingly difficult situations that come with the overall experience of growing up. We’ve all been there, and we’ve probably seen these struggles mirrored in the faces of our own teen children and our teen friends.
Let’s take a moment, let’s gird our loins, and let’s talk about something that many of us probably don’t even want to think about, much less discuss.
As our nation suffers from the single worst opiate epidemic that it has ever faced, the American people are practically in a mad state looking for solutions to the problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specified that the problem took the U.S. twenty years to fall into and that the nation isn’t going to come out of the crisis overnight. However, that hasn’t stopped the American people from scrambling to find ways to cut back on opiate abuse.