Hey OOTers. I came across a great article on Opioid addiction and wanted to share it with you all. It highlights the different stages of opioid addiction with accounts from people who have been through it. With substance use in general on the rise I wanted to post more articles about it and hopefully encourage more conversation on the topic.
According to this article by the New York Times, “Opioid abuse has become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 55 and has killed more people than H.I.V. at the peak of that disease, and its death toll exceeds those of the wars in Vietnam and Iraq combined. ….Every 11 minutes, another life is lost.”
Please give yourself 15 – 20 minutes to take a look at this article. It’s eye opening if you do not have any experience with substance abuse or treating clients with substance abuse issues.
Please also comment below. I would love to hear what you all think.