The addiction doesn’t even have an age category and is reaching young children! A few weeks ago I read a newspaper article that stated an 11 year old boy was found overdosed on Heroin during a drug bust. 11 years old is so young, I nearly could not believe it. But, when reading professional opinions on the topic, it started making more sense to me.
It is not an excuse for the behavior, but professionals have stated that more and more people are turning to drugs as a way to deal with their depression, anxiety and everyday stress. The economy is terrible, suicide rates have gone up and when these people are reaching their breaking point, they are turning to a substance that helps make everything ‘feel better’.
This fix is only a temporary solution through and could give users a lifetime of chasing drugs and going to AA meetings. The drugs will stop working and more and more will be needed, thus increasing the drug consumption to the point of possible overdose. I hope the world starts to see that drugs and not the answer to our problems. Things will get better with our world and when they do, no one should have to be stuck in a drug induced cloud that they can’t fight their way out of.