Drug Overdose Awareness Day

We would like you to contemplate the effects that drugs have had on you or someone you know on this day.

We’ve spent a lot of time on this blog going over and over again the phenomenon of prescription drug abuse and how it leads to:

a) Heroin addiction (when the expensive prescription meds become too hard to get)

b) Drug overdose (from prescription drugs or from heroin)

Our facility and many other excellent watchdog entities are trying to sound the alarm about prescription drugs.

Today, August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day.  This is a day of awareness that was spearheaded by the Salvation Army.

Today please take a moment to contemplate the devastating effect that overdoses have had on people you may have known (or even yourself).  Think about people like Len Bias, Jimi Hendrix, Heath Ledger, and John Belushi for whom a drug overdose ended the lives of those who had so much potential.  The list can go on, ad infinitum.

I am thinking now of some of the men and women who I’ve met and lost in this journey of recovery. I encourage you to reflect on the same.