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.
It is fully within parents’ nature to worry about their kids. That just comes with the job. Whether their kids are toddlers or tots, teens or adults, parents hold worry in their hearts, concern in their minds, and a constant feeling for how their children are doing and where they are at in life. As the times change and as the difficulties that taunt our country change, so do the feelings of worry that parents have for their kids.
We live in a day and age where, though medicine has never been so advanced, we also face deadly diseases and pathogens that pose a great risk to our health and livelihood. Take for example hepatitis C, a sexually transmitted, blood-borne infection that was thought to be well under control.
While one would likely have to have been living under a rock not to be aware of the current drug addiction epidemic that our country is struggling with, there are the key, specific areas of drug abuse that are likely not that well understood.
Now that more than forty-thousand Americans die from overdosing on opiates every year, health experts and law enforcement officials alike strongly encourage civilians to become educated on how to respond to an overdose situation.