Right on the Nebraska-South Dakota line, four liquor stores in a town of 14 residents move 4 million cans of beer into the hands of drinkers each year. The effects of all this alcohol on the dry reservation adjacent to town are disastrous. The closure of these stores is a single step in the right direction.
Making the Top 15 List of Addicted Cities is not exactly something the Enid Chamber of Commerce wants to promote to visitors. But perhaps it’s better that the citizens of Enid know the situation in their own town.
If you look closely, there are plenty of signs that senior citizens may simply be loaded up with pills rather than receiving the right care to heal their injuries or ailments. In some cases, this has put so many pills in the hands of the elderly that they take to selling them just to make ends meet.…
For many senior citizens, money is pretty tight. Most are on fixed incomes and it may be a struggle to make ends meet. Add in the complicating factor that many seniors are also in pain from various causes and may be prescribed painkillers paid for by Medicare. Perhaps it’s not surprising that some of our senior citizens have taken to selling their pills to supplement their incomes.…
In Part I of this series, we informed parents how to detect the use of the “study drug” and prescription stimulant Adderall, marijuana and opioids like heroin or painkillers. In this article, we will cover detection of inhalants, alcohol, cough syrup and synthetic drugs.
It is more important at this moment than ever before, that parents are able to identify drug use in their children. Why?
Carfentanil is an opioid drug that packs a powerful wallop. So powerful, in fact, it’s used to sedate elephants, rhinos, hippos and other huge animals. But now it’s being found in heroin supplies and is killing dozens of people in multiple states.
Many addicts will reject help because they say they are “only hurting themselves.” Anyone who has loved an addicted person knows otherwise. Every citizen pays the price for a high rate of drug abuse and addiction.
In June 2016, The Oklahoman reported that Oklahoma took the top spot in a list of states with a prescription painkiller abuse problem. In the long run, this problem could result in an influx of heroin into the state.
There’s no question that those who are addicted suffer greatly. Their suffering is physical, mental, moral and spiritual. Right along with any addicted parent is his (or her) children who suffer through their own struggles.