After living in opioid hell-of constantly being sick to my stomach, of throwing up, of having the shakes and feeling depressed and crying-my body and brain are back to normal.
Michael Reagan is the elder son of former President Ronald Reagan. Michael has written in illuminating detail about his experience with opioid addiction. The link is below.
The CDC reports that:
+ Drug overdoses killed 63,632 Americans in 2016. Nearly two-thirds of these deaths involved a prescription or illicit opioid.
+ Synthetic opioid overdoses increased in 21 states, with 10 states doubling their rates from 2015 to 2016.
+ Drug overdoses have dramatically increased over the last two decades, with deaths more than tripling between 1999 and 2016.
For a fascinating story from Michael Reagan go to: https://www.cagle.com/michaelreagan/2018/04/to-opioid-hell-and-back
Our Note: For families of those suffering from this disease, an absolutely phenomenal support group is Families Anonymous. Check out FA on line at: familiesanonymous.org
Many therapists are first learning of this tremendous support group and are now advising family members of those addicted about the groups’ efforts.
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