I Am My Brothers Keeper
The story is all too common. Due to misleading pharmaceutical advertisements in the 1990s and early 2000s Oxycontin and other narcotic pain killers were touted as safe, effective and non-habit forming.
What used to be unheard of is now far too commonplace. Each day Heroin and other narcotics take the lives of thousands of people. We incarcerate addicts for non-violent crimes and often relegate these people as not worth saving.
This is why so many addicts started out as patients. We failed these individuals as a society and it would show a gross lack of moral-responsibility to assume that both the pharmaceutical companies and society at large should not be responsible for helping save lives.
These lives were destroyed by a misrepresentation of the addictive potential of a widely written prescription following relatively routine medical procedures and surgeries.
Narcotic Deaths on the Rise
Your Humanity Demands Action
Deaths are rising at an alarming rate. Even more disheartening is that an increasing proportion of these deaths are accidental overdoses due to more powerful drugs being used in heroin preparation.
In fact, overdose deaths from narcotic drugs has more than doubled in our state since 2012.
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A multi-faceted approach
No doubt the solution to our nations opioid appetite will be multi-faceted and complex, employing many different points of view and camps of thought and it will require a plurality of people and professionals to solve this dilemma.
While many criticize these "junkies" evidence overwhelmingly shows that when combined with an appropriate treatment program, the use of Naloxone as a life saving measure, combined with therapy and a substance abuse program are extremely effective against this very habit-forming drug.
Our community is suffering and otherwise bright futures are being destroyed by a drug culture that has largely been stigmatized by the media, our cities and even Christians.