Addiction is extremely costly on an individual and societal level. Investing in programs that educate people, treat addicts, prevent the spread of drugs, and help recovering addicts reintegrate into society are all programs whose benefits far outweigh their costs.
So, you have a loved one suffering from addiction and don’t know what to do? Feel helpless and hopeless and that your life is out of control? Do you know what the wrong thing to do is? The wrong thing to do is nothing.
A new study found strong evidence of a connection between alcohol addiction and a shocking number of missed workdays in the United States. These findings suggest a need for an increased focus on treating alcohol addiction, given that the crisis is both a medical problem and an economic one.
Interventions can be emotionally charged. While many interventions can be done quickly and without complications, consulting a professional interventionist is always a good idea.
I originally felt I didn’t need rehab, but after doing some self-evaluating, I saw that this program could offer nothing but positive results and that it would give me a new outlook on my overall health and mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Beaten down, broken, hopeless, angry, lost, confused, sad, frustrated, scared, and all the energy of a negative spirit brought me to my knees and pushed me to seek help.
The opioid addiction epidemic is a nationwide public health crisis that’s claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans since the turn of the century. The epidemic has become so widespread that it’s affected every demographic of the American population, including the elderly. Given the unique risk factors that older populations who misuse opioids face, public health efforts and policy should be directed at helping the elderly seek treatment.
One branch of the military, National Guard soldiers, are at higher risk than other service members of falling prey to alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, this group has fewer options for treatment than members of other military branches. These factors create dangerous situations for National Guard members.
Johnson & Johnson and Major Distributors Agree to $26 Billion Settlement for Role in Opioid Epidemic
In late February of this year, drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major pharmaceutical distributors agreed to settle with plaintiffs from almost every U.S. state for the role J&J and the distributors played in fueling the opioid epidemic.
The Narconon Program has brought me back to reality and has given me a new chance at life.