DRUG ABUSE INFORMATION
While it is true that each state in the U.S. struggles with some degree of drug addiction among its residents, drug use trends differ, state-to-state. What does drug abuse look like in a mostly rural state like Oklahoma?
Why must drinking, drug use, and dancing so often go hand in hand? Would it be possible to create and support a nightclub scene that does not seem to necessitate drinking or drug use?
Addiction: nobody expects for it to happen, nobody wants it, and certainly nobody signs up for it. If there was a sign-up sheet, it likely wouldn’t mention the downsides. But there are downsides, a lot of them, perhaps more than one realizes.
There have been shifts in our country in the last two decades that can be traced back to the increasing legalization of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use. One such change is that more young people are using the drug.
Drug and alcohol addiction has become a constant, regular presence in American society. Sometimes it feels as though everywhere we look, in every social circle or group we are involved with, there is someone who struggles with some kind of habit.
According to The Associated Press , eleven “abuse-deterrent” opioid pain reliever drugs are available, with thirty more in development. Talk to any doctor in America today about pain relief, and odds are you’ll hear the phrase, “abuse-deterrent” more than once.