Opiate Addiction In America – ARR44

by Kevin on September 3, 2014

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Today we talk about opiate abuse in today’s America. Opiate Addiction is on the rise due to doctors who believe in pain management through pills. Once cut off from their pill source due to losing their job to addiction or some other reason, now resort to using heroin.  Many Americans today are going to the cheaper heroin due to prescription medication abuse of opiates such as Oxycontin and Oxycodone. Once their sources dry up, they need to feed that addiction, which is where the lower cost heroin comes into play. This is a HUGE problem in America today and it becomes worse as pain management is handled by doctors through prescription medication rather than alternatives. Many stars such as Seymour Hoffman are a victim of opiate abuse as well, resulting in death. Let’s not forget the amount of heroin being smuggled in through the border states of California/Texas sourcing through Mexico.

We also describe our own addiction program we created to help ourselves through our unique situation and restrictions. Not everyone has the money to enter a rehab. Not everyone has the ability to deal with childcare when one is in a treatment facility. Then what do you do when you get out? Who is going to assist with coaching and mentoring through the sober living stage? How do you make that adjustment? These are real issues and there is no written solution for them. How do i know this? WE had to deal with this on our own, with a newborn in the house and 2 toddlers. It is just not feasible for many unless you’re wealthy.

So we discuss how we developed our own version of treatment. It was not a proven solution because no solution can ever be guaranteed in the addiction world. There is no solution book you can buy or read online. There is only theory and opinion. You have self proclaimed experts in the field who have never been an addict. I feel, the best subject matter experts in this field are the addicted themselves. With love, trust and support after coming clean, can excel in the sober lifestyle, then ultimately, help someone else. If this pattern can be sustained, there will be hope for just about everyone who is suffering from an addiction.

To become sober, you must want it. It cannot be forced on you. However, through tough love, you can make that thinking process for your loved one, become a reality. You can give them a set of choices that they HAVE to make. Then and only then, will they take the step to becoming sober for good. If there is nothing for them to lose, guess what? The goal to becoming sober, vanishes. They need to hit rock bottom and if that includes a little assistance from the people in their life to ensure that happens, so be it. This is our system and it had worked well for us.

We are actually in the process of documenting the system in which we created for ourselves. Although it has worked for our situation, there is no guarantee it will work for everyone. Again, we have just taken what’s worked best for us and tweaked it over the last 4 years. We no have real time data and not one bump in the road. No falling off the wagon, no missteps and most importantly, no loss of trust between us as a family.

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