Just because you are not a suffering addict doesn’t mean another person’s actions during their addiction won’t affect you. The world we live in today has been taken over by an opioid epidemic. A real crisis throughout our nation and its consequences come in many different forms. One thing we can do to help is bring awareness to this issue, share information, educate ourselves, and provide options for ones who suffer from addiction. Our society is struggling, it’s almost as if you can’t wake up in the morning without hearing that someone overdosed, got arrested, was involved in a serious car accident or even died because of being intoxicated or high. You see it on the news, internet, and in the paper. Addiction is something we should not ignore, especially when the traumatic headlines are in our face everyday.
Newark, N.J. (February 20, 2019)
School bus driver high on drugs crashes bus with students onboard.
The bus driver was transporting students around 1 p.m. when the driver went off the road and hit a tree, suffering from a drug overdose. The bus driver was revived using Narcan.
RARITAN, N.J. (February 8, 2019)
Driver sentenced in drug-related crash that killed infant.
A driver who was high on heroin when he struck three people on a sidewalk, killing an infant and seriously injuring the child’s mother and 5-year-old brother, is headed to prison.
New Jersey (January 7, 2019)
Drug overdoses reach beyond 3,000 in N.J. for the first time.
People in New Jersey are still dying from overdoses in extraordinary numbers. While state officials recorded the largest year-end total yet.
These are just some examples of what this epidemic has caused. We need to reach out and offer help to addicts who are struggling, so that their or someone else’s future isn’t destroyed or taken from them too soon.
If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out and ask for help.
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