“It’s a wild world” as the Cat Stevens song goes, and that couldn’t be truer now. We are living in the second decade of the 21st-century, a time period of technological advancement and big, international change. But this has not all been changes for the good.
In just about every unpleasant factor or daily occurrence in life, we have the stereotypical concept of what we think of when we think of that thing, and then there is the factor of what actually occurs. Sometimes they are not the same thing.
As the drug addiction crisis of 21st century America continues to expand and grow, no demographic has been completely safe from the crippling grip of addiction. Even demographics that would not normally be associated with drug abuse have fallen prey to addiction problems.
When we think of methamphetamine, we often think of just the drug itself, and perhaps the addictions that that drug creates. True enough, that is absolutely something to be concerned about.
When we examine a problem as big as drug and alcohol addiction across the U.S., we need to come at this from every angle possible. Drug and alcohol addiction in the U.S.
Who would have thought that the American overdose epidemic of the 21st century would have led to a “silver lining” of sorts? Yes, though sadness and misery abound as the death toll from drugs peaked sixty-four thousand in 2016, one silver lining in the morass of depression from the death toll…
How does one celebrate recovery during the good, the bad, and the everyday? Here we have the real concern, the real question to be asking. This is very relevant, as “how to” and “do it yourself” are highly valued in a recovery setting.
It’s easy to make mistakes in addressing a problem that is so disheartening and emotionally upsetting as drug and alcohol abuse is. From a one-on-one, familial level all the way up to a nationwide level, mistakes are understood and expected.
People understand that abusing drugs or drinking to excess has an immediate, instantaneous, negative effect on the user. But what a lot of people do not know are the long-term repercussions of drug use, the extensive health complications that can occur later on in life as a direct result of an individual’s partaking in substances.
After years spent in relative disuse, hallucinogenic drugs are growing in popularity once again. Much of this increase has come on the coattails of increased efforts to legalize hallucinogenics, not only in the United States but in other countries too. The increases in interest in such drugs have been most prominent amongst young people, but all age groups have shown interest in hallucinogenic drugs.