Opiate Abuse is something I am very familiar with these days, it truly is a problem of epic proportions, it is a problem here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere across America. I have lost friends to opiates and Heroin going all the way back to 1993. In fact, in the Spring of 1993 was the first time I saw it at a local party. Ask any patient who takes Heroin or opiates and they will tell you “the drug loves me back”, I have also heard “it feels like a warm blanket where there are no worries or concerns”, and I have also heard you feel as though “the sun is illuminating your body”.
America takes a staggering 80% of the world’s opiates and 99% of the world’s Hydrocodone supply. Those numbers tell us that as a nation there is something wrong with American society. We don’t bear pain well, there is an absence of strength in modern American society, we are weak, we work too much, too much focus is on money, we don’t have enough time for ourselves and our spiritually is disappearing.
As a first line of defense we need to focus on those issues in order to deal more effectively with Heroin and Opiate addiction. We have been lied to and blinded by our supposed leaders, who themselves are just paper tigers, that we need a war on drugs and prisons to fill with offenders. Apparently in order to make difference we need a war on American Society.
Cory Ian Shafer