Friday, January 06, 2017

Opioid Epidemic

NY Times: Snapshots of an Epidemic: A Look at the Opioid Crisis Across the Country - The opioid epidemic killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. What follows are stories of a national affliction that has swept the country, from cities on the West Coast to bedroom communities in the Northeast.

2 comments:

Glenn Klotz said...

Whole groups of people have been abandoned in this economy so they've turn to cheap Heroin for ease the pain of poverty and despair.

Jim Sande said...

Many of those addicted follow that pattern, yes, but there are quite a few who are better off and some quite well off that are also addicted. Addiction is suffering but it is also possible to get clean and move ahead with one's life. I know several people who are doing great now.