estly, we should be having ‘Opiate Awareness Week’ every single week! We cannot provide too much awareness when it comes to opiate addiction. Plus, there are many methods of delivering awareness to various age groups. Obviously, the younger generations in school should be handled with care and presented with a different perspective on opiate addiction. Whereas, middle-aged adults should be taught about prescription drugs and also how to raise their kids to be knowledgeable about drugs.
Awareness is the key to fighting opiate addiction. Whether its a child who has no idea what drugs even are, or a grown adult with an addicted child….all of us need to be aware of the dangers of opiate drugs. We are experiencing an epidemic right now in this country. Obviously, there was not enough awareness a decade ago…otherwise we might not be in this heroin crisis today.
More should have been done to prevent drug addiction long ago. Our State and Federal Governments ought to be ashamed of themselves for bickering within, yet neglecting to address this major drug crisis. Sure, now that they realize 52,000 people died in 2016 from drug overdose…they finally want to do something about it.
It is what it is. All that we can do is make people of all ages aware of opiate drugs and how they destroy lives. Awareness is what causes prevention of drug use.
Awareness Is Prevention
Knowledge is powerful and using it to make people aware is the key to fighting this drug epidemic. We need to teach kids about drugs so that when the time comes that they have to make a choice whether to experiment with drugs or not,…they make the right choice.
If a child has no idea about opiate drugs, when the opportunity arises for them to ‘test out some opioid pain pills’….the might very well do it. They probably will when you factor in peer pressure in school. If that child has a family history of drug addiction,…most likely they will become the same.
Whereas, if the child is educated about the dangers of drugs and how to handle temptation,…that might prevent them from ever trying drugs in the first place. This is why awareness is the key. It can help stop any future epidemics.
However, we must now fight & destroy the current epidemic. How do we do that? Well, its not easy obviously otherwise…it would have been defeated by now. It is a major challenge for the community.
The community must pull together and use all resources to create as many programs as we can. We have to reach young people, middle-ages folks as well as older retired people. We need to hit all age categories because one way or another drug addiction will effect them at some point in their life.
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