We are losing 144 people every day in the United States. Our communities are struggling with a massive epidemic. We need to start addressing this as an epidemic, not just with words but with actions.
I believe we have to change how we are treating addiction. We have to do more. One start is to continue to raise awareness. Make sure people know that addiction is NOT a moral failing but a disease. Anyone can become addicted, addiction does NOT discriminate.
Please help and spread the word. Speak up, don’t stay silent. Educate everyone on the horrible disease of addiction.
You can become addicted from legally prescribed medication. Bullying can lead to addiction. Tragic events can lead to addiction. As a community we have to do more.
The stigma prevents people from reaching out for help.
We have to do more! How many people have to die!