Our great nation is struggling with a highly lethal drug epidemic, one which causes problems and crippling issues of the very worst kind. For years we have felt the tight grip of the addiction crisis. With 24 million-plus people in the U.S. struggling with substance abuse, it’s likely that most of us have been affected by this problem in some way or another.
Millennials seem to be one of the most interesting generations yet. They never cease to surprise us. They never cease to surprise each other too, sometimes.
When we examine the addiction issue in the United States today, we begin to see very quickly that this is a growing, expanding problem.
It’s time we abandoned any old thinking that drug and alcohol abuse only affects the poor and economically unfortunate. In this day and age, drug addiction spreads rampant through all income levels, demographics, ages, ethnicities, geographic areas, etc.
Every year it seems, we hear a new story and some new information about a pharmaceutical drug or a series of drugs that we once thought were safe, now being newly exposed as being very not safe. Prescription drugs and their use is becoming more controversial, and one can see why.
While substance abuse and addiction may have once been a problem primarily for the lower-class, it is certainly no longer that way. Here we’d like to shine a light on the fact that, even the best educated, the most affluent, and the kindest of individuals often fall prey to a drug habit. We’d like to shine a light on the fact that our medical doctors often fall prey to drug abuse.
Every decade and every generation seems to be affected by drug abuse differently than the last decade or generation was. Drugs which were popular in one generation might prove to be rather disinteresting to the next generation.
The entire subject of drug and alcohol addiction is a very depressing and unpleasant subject. In fact, this is probably the most unpleasant and depressing subject when it comes to the health and vitality of the American people…
Americans start abusing drugs at earlier ages than citizens from other countries do. We should consider that this might be why we have more addicts. Recreational drug use in one’s teen years ends up becoming a full-on addiction in one’s adult years.
The inner city, “bad neighborhood” drug scene used to look like something out of a B-rate movie or documentary following a minority’s struggle or perhaps a rapper’s rise to fame and freedom from the ghetto. And in a lot of ways, the urban drug scene still looks a lot like this.