116 people die everyday in the US from an opioid overdose.
So picture an ‘innocent’ addict, — could be an athlete, a housewife, a teenager, who has an accident and then is prescribed an addictive pain medication without being adequately warned about the risks — picture them becoming a ‘junkie’ on the street looking for a fix, picture them dancing with death EVERY TIME they get a fix. Picture them so desperate to escape their misery that they will secretly hope to commit suicide by injecting themselves with bad drugs.
Note, not everyone who takes opioids becomes an addict.
According to addiction expert Gabor Mate, it’s people with trauma who are prescribed opiates for medical reasons who become addicted. Thus there is a close relationship between addiction and PTSD.
Who’s responsible for the nightmare their life has become, and whom does it affect? The opioid addiction epidemic is one of the biggest blights on the soul of humanity, causing death, homelessness, crime and dysfunctionality.
We MUST change it and the solution is at hand. Its called Iboga.