The opioid crisis in America has hit another level of destruction.
For the last 30 years, opiates and opioids have inundated us in waves, washing away our friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors in the riptides of addiction and overdoses. And it’s getting worse, now that synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil have hit the streets. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and carfentanil is 100 times stronger than fentanyl.
What was reserved for the underground world of junkies and stereotypical abusers has now invaded our homes. No one is completely safe from opioids. Opioid addiction can come on hard and fast and can take over the most innocent of prescription users before they even know they’re addicted.
It can take someone recovering from a bad accident and it can take someone dealing with chronic pain from cancer. So, what are opiates and opioids? Haven’t they been around for a while? And, why has it become such a massive problem seemingly overnight in North America?
In this post, we’re going to address the opioid crisis as it relates to concerned parents. It’s every parent’s biggest nightmare to see their child fall victim to something as cruel and destructive as opiates.
It’s time to educate yourself on this subject. Don’t live in ignorance, thinking that your children are exempt from opiates and opiods. They’re everywhere and they can tear homes apart from the inside. Let’s dig in.