The seemingly endless progression of the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States has left many of us wondering, “What are we missing? Why have we not been able to reduce this problem?” Opioid addiction began to manifest itself as a growing problem in the early-2000s, and the crisis has done nothing but worsen since then.
It is no surprise that alcohol is prevalent in our society. It is the most commonly used, easy to get and legal drug in the United States. Unfortunately, alcohol use doesn’t come without consequences—from waking up with a hangover to death in a traffic accident, alcohol use isn’t innocent.
Helping a loved one overcome a drug habit or alcoholism is no walk in the park. It can be a real challenge and an ongoing one. When you are trying to help your loved one, trying to convince them to get better, it helps to have tips, tools, and techniques at your disposal.
One of the seemingly unsolvable problems, a paradox of sorts, is whether or not people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction should be allowed to maintain custody of their kids. It becomes a moral question and a hotly debated one.
Few challenges are more difficult than when we face the prospect of talking to a family member or loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. These issues are some of the hardest. Someone you care about very much is using a substance that will eventually kill them if they don’t stop.
Recently, three employees of a daycare facility in suburban Chicago were arrested after they gave children gummy bears laced with sleep aid melatonin without parental consent, according to the police.
We all know the harshness of war with the bullets flying and the bombs dropping and the crazy war movies that follow, heck, the national media never seem to give up talking about the victims, and the chaos and showing the flag-draped caskets carried off the planes by military honor guards…
National data doesn’t tell us how many children are removed from their homes because of a parent’s addiction. And there’s no national standard for how states report substance abuse and child neglect. But many state officials agree the surge in foster care cases is a result of the drug epidemic.
Growing up , both my parents were addicted to drugs. I actually did not even meet my mom until I was about 8 years old. She was in prison. My mom went right back to her addiction after she was released from prison. I never established a real relationship.
The world-wide drug epidemic is common knowledge nowadays. A parent knows the importance of teaching his kids to stay away from drugs and peer pressure about drugs. Schools have drug-free campaigns running all the time.