Chemical Dependency Can Kill Fast, but Doesn’t Mind The Long Game

Drugs kill people at an alarming rate. Part of that is the pernicious nature of addiction itself, and part of it is how few people get the treatment they so desperately need, or get treatment that doesn’t go far enough to help ensure success in sobriety. Maybe they don’t know where to find affordable drug rehab, or they’re unable to get past the heavy burden of shame that comes with chemical dependency, but far too many do not seek out medically supervised alcohol detox or drug detox, and very few attend a rehabilitation program, fewer still go through an outpatient, rehab prevention program.

 

The Spotlight on Drug Fatalities Shows a Desperate Need For Education

As the opioid epidemic has expanded into a fentanyl and opioid disaster with fentanyl overdose rates rising at a terrifying and steady rate, this increase in fatal overdoses across the United States is teaching the public about the true dangers of chemical dependency. More and more state and local governments are realizing the need for action, and in turn, more and more addicts are seeking treatment. The increase in fatal overdose is devastating, but while the glaring lack of knowledge about substance abuse can feel somewhat depressing, the fact that we are learning more everyday is encouraging. The education that is resulting from this tragedy is hopeful for future addicts and for the hope of minimizing addiction in the future.

Alcohol and drug addiction can be devastating to communities, friends and families of an addict, but even more poignantly on the physical body of the addict themselves. Communities are learning in devastating ways how true that is. Drugs and alcohol usually kill people by shutting down their various body systems and it’s not always an overdose, often a drug or alcohol kills a person slowly over many years of use. An alcohol addict can drink until they have liver disease, someone who smokes meth can smoke to a point where their pulmonary tissue deteriorates, and many drugs can depress and even disrupt completely the cardiovascular system.

 

Drugs That Affect The Cardiovascular System:

  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Ecstasy
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Fentanyl
  • Alcohol

 

Drugs That Affect The Nervous System:

  • Marijuana
  • Heroin
  • Prescription opioids
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Ecstasy
  • Hallucinogens

 

Drugs That Affect The Respiratory System:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Meth
  • Marijuana
  • PCP
  • Prescription opioids
  • Tobacco

 

Drugs That Affect The Gastrointestinal System:

  • Cocaine
  • Anything inhaled
  • DXM
  • Heroin
  • Khat
  • Kratom
  • Acid
  • Ecstasy
  • Nicotine
  • Prescription opioids
  • Spice
  • Psilocybin
  • PCP

        
Drugs That Affect The Musculoskeletal System:

 

  • Anything inhaled
  • Ecstasy
  • PCP
  • Psilocybin
  • Steroids

 

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