Thank you for someone attempting to fight the ignorance and stereotype related to drug addiction. As someone who has fought this battle for years with many years of sobriety, we addicts hate ourselves enough and this awful disease. I did not use to "feel good", I used attempting to feel "normal". As for the rising heroin use, a large part is related to recent government ploys to decrease prescription pill addiction. Rather than go thru a horrendous withdrawal, people have turned to the streets. If the government was so concerned, they would help the millions of addicts begging for an end to their addiction, when the drug Suboxone helps addicts get off opiates without becoming deathly ill, so they may continue to work and not risk losing their job by having to be out sick to withdrawal for 1 -2 weeks, risking their employer find out their shameful secret and lose their job. The government only allows a handful of Dr's to prescribe Suboxone. Primary Dr's are allowed to prescribe drugs getting patients hooked, but not suboxone to get them unhooked. Suboxone is a big money maker. Many have resorted to buying Suboxone on the street to get off heroin, & are arrested for doing so when they are trying to do the right thing.
To the person stating addiction is not a disease because of lack of organ involvement?! I gather you also feel mental illness is not an illness? Why therefore is there such a high genetic disposition for alcoholics? Why is it from day 1, when an alcoholic takes that drink, it initiates a craving for another, & another, whereas a non alcoholic can drink a half of a drink and leave it? You might want to read the AA Big Book.
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