The only way to survive life is to shut down or get hurt, and die. This is the life I once lived, and the way I believed it always would be. Growing up, everything around me was inconsistent, physically and emotionally. Of course, at six years old, inconsistency often goes unnoticed. I was living with a father who was addicted to drugs.
These dangerous drugs are all over our streets in urban and in rural parts of the U.S. The centers for disease control say that 100 people die every day in the U.S. from drug overdose, with prescription painkiller use being a serious offender. The prescription addiction epidemic has led to the creation of mass prescription databases, where your pharmaceutical habits are tracked by doctors and pharmacists alike in many states. The legal crack-down has made it difficult for many to obtain the drugs they are addicted to. In an effort to lessen the wave of prescription opiate addiction, the legal system has pushed many already-addicted people to a cheaper, easier to score opiate high—heroin.” (Renter, 2013) However, the regulations haven’t decreased the alarming amount of young adults who are currently addicted to pharmaceutical drugs.
Leon Greene began smoking at the age of 13, never believing that 20 years later it would take his life and leave a wife and children alone. Greene who at 13 would smoke up to two packs a day thinking he could quit when he was older. Thinking it was only smokers who had gotten up in age were the ones to get sick from smoking. One day at age 33 he went to emergency for severe pains in his abdomen. He had gotten oat cell lung cancer that had spread to his liver.
To help a person feeling down, it is not hard to try to do something that they love that in return makes them feel better about themselves. Coping with it may be hard but there are many paths to choose. Depression can be cured with prescription drugs, happiness, and help from
Because of some of the patients being linked to one another through the same doctor, the question has arisen; who is responsible for these deaths? Even in our own state, the deaths are at an all-time high. According to Jens Manuel Krogstad, sixty-two Iowans died last year from overdoses of prescription pain relievers like oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone, the report said. That’s an increase
Although an addict may feel as if they are freed from stress through their addiction, what isn’t taken into account is the amount of time before this stress returns. First, the addiction starts to change to morals and values of the addict, making it difficult to overcome their addiction. “The truth is, while a lack of morals is not to blame for our addictions, addictions are to blame for our compromise in morals” (How Addiction Effect our Morals, 2013). Meaning, addicts aren’t necessarily valueless. The addict has morals to begin with, but become so lost in the happiness their addiction provides them they begin to value their morals less.
These drugs can have local and systemic harmful effects. " (Saini, G., Gupta, N., & Prabhat, K. 2013) People that use street drugs, or over the counter medications, or even alcohol all have a higher rate of people stigmatizing them. Versus people that potentially have a mental illness. The reason for this stigmatize is that people do not view addiction as a medical problem, more of an issue that people can control. Were being an addict and having a mental illness both full under a medical problem.
It was not the black nurses fault that thy needed to wait for the doctor. What made me think he was actually a good guy instead of a prick was when the same women that he molested in the beginning of the movie was in a terrible car accident. He was the first cop there and did not realize that it was the same women. When they locked eyes the women started to scream because she would rather die then have him touch her again. He knew the right thing to do was to make her feel safe and get her out of the damaged car.
He always talks about how he could have been a legitimate contender in the sport of boxing if he continued to train and stayed clean. He steals in order to support his drug addiction. During the film he is arrested for the twenty-seventh time, yes the twenty-seventh time, and faces a long prison sentence. The saddest part about his story is not the fact that he was once a talented up and coming boxer, but he was a father to young son. The saddest part for me during the film was seeing him playing with his son before his sentencing.
So much so that his parents disabled his car at night and took his shot gun away from him. When he was expelled his college dean urged his parents to have him evaluated for mental illness and they never followed through. Had they have placed a higher priority of understanding why their young son had been behaving so irrationally they would have discovered much earlier that he was suffering from schizophrenia and possibly stopped him from harming