Wednesday, March 22, 2017

American Epidemic: The Nation's Struggle With Opioid Addiction

As the April A-Z Blogging Challenge gets closer I wanted to share this short film documenting the lives of four families affected by heroin and opioids.

Many still debate whether or not addiction is a disease or choice. The studies are out there. You can google and bring up so much information. Whichever side of the debate you set on there are studies showing how this changes and affects the brain. There are studies proving that mental illness is a key factor to this disease.

There are currently studies out there showing the relation between addiction and genetics. For some, it started as an over-prescribing of some powerful painkillers. For some this started as a way of numbing pain. Then there are those who just made a wrong decision to try it just once as a choice. Their lives will never be the same. Their families will never be the same.

No one person is immune. No one family is immune from this epidemic. If you are a parent get as much information as you can relating to this. Bring up the discussion in your family. Talk about it.

None of us affected by this today ever thought we would be going through this either.

video found @ youtube

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