- Publisher: RosMik Holdings LLC
- ISBN: B01KEXQSEE
The Numbers Don’t Tell The Whole Story
Drug addiction is a serious issue in the U.S.; the numbers are staggering. I had the unfortunate experience of losing a family member who died from a heroin overdose in 2006. The signs were there, but many in my family, including me, chose to ignore them. We opted to keep our distance because that was ‘their’ problem not ours. Sadly, it took a drug-related death for many in my family to realize that we could have a whole lot more!
My story is just one of many families who have had to contend with a drug addicted family member or friend. Substance abuse is a problem that affects millions of people around the world. Just to give you an idea as to how serious it is, as of 2011, over 20.6 million Americans over the age of 12 years were struggling with some form of drug addiction (that excludes tobacco). That’s not all; drug-related emergency room visits in 2011 hit a high of 5 million. Worse still; every single day, an estimated 100 people die of drug overdoses. These statistics paint a grim picture of just how drug addictions can mess up our society.
I didn’t realize the magnitude of the heroin problem that existed in my community until a police officer friend of mine asked me to speak at a local high school. The primary intent was to share my life story about overcoming adversity and achieving success. But before I made my presentation, he shared with me how many of these teenagers I was going to talk to were susceptible to an epidemic he saw through a law enforcement lens……staggering is all I can say!
After that experience, I decided to write about the topic for those like myself, and someone like you or someone you know, that is facing the problem of drug addition with a family member or friend. This book has actionable information that will help you help an addict get through their recovery process successfully.
Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn:
- How to identify the symptoms of addiction
- Best ways to confront an addict
- Providing the necessary support through an addict’s recovery process
- Creating a healthy environment to help prevent relapse
- Professional resources to help you help the addict
Don’t choose to remain silent or stand by idly, take action now!