Alcohol is the dagger in the back of millions of Americans. Socially accepted, consumed everywhere and by almost everyone, and even encouraged to some degree, alcohol is yet the most lethal substance abuse problem in America.
At the age of 9, I learned a new vocabulary word at school. It was the word “anxious.” That same day out in the yard with my mother, I let her know I felt very anxious. All the time. She told me I was too young to be anxious and very quickly shut me down.
The effects of drug abuse and addiction on the family are often overlooked. Here is a short mention of some of those effects.
The current opioid crises in the United States and elsewhere is partly due to a massive influx of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl produced illegally in China and reaching US consumers through Mexican drug traffickers.