Anyone can be exposed to drugs and become addicted to them as a result. Addiction can affect anyone from any background or calling. However, new data suggests that the generation one is born into can indicate the degree of risk for drug abuse and possible drug-related death.
Some say that the U.S. is starting to get a handle on the opiate crisis, simply because drug deaths were lower in 2018 than in 2017. This celebratory messaging may be dangerous, though, as the U.S. is still in the midst of a severe crisis. Recent data shows that one in ten Americans use painkillers, a type of drug known to be quite addictive.
Addicts always seem so willing to do whatever it takes to get drugs. Is it possible that they DO want help, deep down inside? And what can we do to help them become willing to seek treatment?
As a health crisis ravages across the U.S., it is critical that Americans adopt healthy habits and protect their general health and wellbeing. A big part of that means drinking less, as alcohol consumption actually makes people more prone to contracting an illness.
Headlines abound with concerning messages about alcohol abuse. Almost daily we see another report on alcohol-related deaths, drunk driving accidents, alcohol misuse in the home, etc. Does America have a drinking problem?
Any type of drug use carries risk with its use. But when someone uses more than one drug at once, they increase their chances of suffering a serious accident, injury, or overdose. And unfortunately, that is exactly what's happening with people who use fentanyl and meth.
My name is Dalton and I have been battling drug addiction for over ten years. I started my drug use in middle school, using weed, pills and alcohol. Through high school my fascination with being high only grew stronger. I graduated to using weed, pills, alcohol, mushrooms and cocaine.
Drug and alcohol addiction has become so commonplace in society that even the most rural of states experience something to do with addiction. The language of addiction has been changing rapidly as more people experience significant exposure to these habits.
In the morass of 21st-century drug addiction epidemics in the U.S., steroid abuse seems like just another problem that we have to contend with. The issue is a bit grimmer than that though.
The media and the experts will openly discuss much when it comes to the health and vitality of the American people in modern-day America, but there is a lot that gets swept under the rug.