Being addicted to an opioid is bad enough. There’s the risk of overdose and withdrawal sickness is always a threat. Now, add amnesia to the list of problems that can result from overdosing on fentanyl.
It’s not difficult to pick up on the controversy swirling around the use of the opioid antidote naloxone. Some people see value in saving the lives of those who overdose. Others think that these people who seem to be trying so hard to die should be left to their fates. It’s a difficult question that deserves examination.
When Tiger Woods was found asleep in his car due to a mix of prescription drugs he’d consumed and police took him into custody, this intervention may have saved his life. Compare his story to Heath Ledger’s.
It seemed like 2016 was stealing away some of our favorite cultural icons – many, far too young. Was their current or past drug and alcohol abuse responsible for shortening their lives?