Category Archives: OPIOIDS

52 weeks, 52 faces: Obituaries narrate lives lost to the opioid epidemic

As the death toll from the opioid crisis mounts, families are increasingly weaving desperate warnings into the obituaries of loved ones about the horror that can result when people abuse painkillers, heroin, and synthetic drugs such as fentanyl.Many words of remembrance have been transformed into pleas for help — directed at lawmakers, families suffering similar experiences, and the general public. Families are using these public notices to push for better and more treatment options while spreading the message that addiction is a disease and not something to be endured in shameful silence.

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THE MONSTER IS ACCIDENTAL OPIOID ADDICTION. | THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

The monster finds you in pain, and promises to help.You feed the monster to relieve your pain.The Monster tricks you into feeling normal, which you begin to crave.Your cravings take control making the Monster stronger.The Monster destroys relationships, ruins careers, and ultimately takes lives.

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