The Debate

Today’s topic is a serious one. I was on the fence whether or not to post a laugh for the day.

The topic needs to be addressed. Drug addiction is rampant. Most people start using due to experimentation or peer pressure. Sometimes the drugs are right from our own medicine cabinets. Opioids are one of the most abused drugs. Hundreds of people overdose daily from abusing opioids. That number is beyond frightening.

If the drugs out there are not frightening enough, we now have the synthetics (bath salts) added to the problem. I watched a guy jump from his balcony while high on bath salts. He said someone was after him and his friend. He was alone. I’ve seen first hand what addiction can do to a family.

So, yes I debated on posting a “laugh for the day”. None of this is funny and that is why I did post a laugh for the day. Too much darkness is not healthy. Every single one of us has terrible things we must deal with. If you don’t make time to laugh, the dark will consume you.

12 thoughts on “The Debate”

  1. I believe people do it to escape reality, and there’s a degree of peer pressure. Either way it’s a very sad situation.

  2. Now that I’m working in the hospital, I’ve been forewarned (even though I had an insight) that this season is “slow season” (now you know hospitals are a business🙄) and when it becomes colder (well for FL anyway), it’ll be busy season for ODers and indigent people( many of the indigent coming in are substance abusers). That’s awful, there are seasons for this addiction thing!

    1. I am sure you see some terrible things! I saw a picture of a woman who has been addicted to meth for years. She was a beautiful woman once. She is unrecognizable now. Face caved in, hair is falling out, teeth missing. But we all know that there is far more damage that has been done to her life. It’s tragic.

      1. You’d be surprised yet not. It’s TRUE alot have more done in their lives on top of the addiction or what led them to it. People “self- medicate” for many reasons, even if it’s for fun. But the years of the abuse is just 🤯. Meth is probably the second worse to alcohol; and I say that only because you can’t kick alcohol cold turkey without treatment.

      2. Very true!! I do know how hard it is to get off of a substance. I fought like hell to get off of morphine. It was absolute hell! I thought I could just quit and threw my pills away. I was wrong and ended up in the ER. I was treated badly until my family doctor told them that I had been winging myself off and started to on my own initially. I was young and had no idea what it would do to me. But at the same time it saved my life. I was in so much pain and it helped me get the rest I needed so my body could heal.

      3. I heard about those ER stories. They showed examples to us for orientation. ER is so quick they dont take the time to truly assess a patient which is an intiative the hospital was working toward making better.

        I’m glad you were able to kick and had someone to vouch for you, many don’t. Ever watch that show The Knick, it shows how much of an epidemic opioids were then and that was in the late 1800s early 1900s. Opioids were used for everything because they didnt have controls for it, but now there’s controls and yet it’s still a growing epidemic🤯

      4. I’ve never seen that show. It’s frightening! Epidemic is exactly right!

        Yes ER attendants judged me instantly. It took them 4 hours to finally call my doctor. I suffered needlessly. He tore into them. Their attitudes changed after that.

  3. I’m glad you brought attention to the drug epidemic crisis but sad to see that kids, even as young as 8 years old , are exposed to it. This is a definitely an issue that needs to be addressed right away.

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