Who doesn’t love the holidays? From Christmas to New Years, we are constantly reminded of what holidays are meant to be-celebrating with family and friends. In all honesty though, not all family gatherings are joyous. Appetizers are fueled by resentment and snide comments and the one-time delicious Christmas spread has become a table to gripe and complain.
There are two kinds of people; some who drink every once in a while to have fun and some who drink out of necessity. People who excessively drink alcohol oftentimes suffer from an anxiety disorder. It’s been reported by the people suffer from a disorder that alcohol helps lessen their anxiety. However, drinking alcohol can be very detrimental to your well-being.
The main focus of Americans concerned with drug addiction in the country continues to be opioids, especially with the spike in fentanyl deaths happening. Even drugs that aren’t normally associated with opioid usage like cocaine have been in headlines due to the unlikely inclusion of fentanyl in cocaine supplies. While all this has been chewing up news and website headlines left and right,
A recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health detailed a rise in the use of meth by pregnant women. Much of the use has been linked to rising use of opioids. Women will use an opioid as a painkiller along the lines of prescription drugs like oxycodone,
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed in November that more than 70,000 people died of drug overdoses around the country. Of those, 5,456 were in Pennsylvania, which accounted for the worst year on record. In Philadelphia alone, 1,217 people fell victim to drug overdose. On the heels of these numbers comes the announcement of the state’s participation in a 10-state-wide initiative based on former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to combat the opioid epidemic,
Opioid deaths continue grab headlines, but other illicit drug use is still happening and overdoses are on the rise across all dangerous controlled substances. 70,000 people nationally died of overdoses in 2017 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of these, each year from 2011 to 2017, cocaine remained second or third within the rankings as the drug most responsible for the overdose deaths.