Subject: Addiction can affect anyone - resources for help
A paramedic friend recently told me that she sees at least one opioid overdose - be it heroin or prescription painkillers - nearly every shift.
She said what continues to surprise her is that it’s usually not the “scary” drug user you’d expect. It’s average Americans. Parents, workers, neighbors - people who have lost themselves in addictions that are often reinforced by a mental illness.
Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It can mask itself as a coping mechanism, then quickly take over your life. I’m sending along some more literature on this ubject because I think it’s truly important to create awareness.
Symptoms of Dependency useful resources:-