*For those suffering with addiction, forewarning: 2nd photo may be a trigger*
OK so the universe, higher power, whatever you prefer to call it keeps on reminding me to never forget about my addiction lately. First it was a best friend at her worst since I've known her, then the sudden urge to visit the place that saved me, and now this...
While I was wandering around enjoyjng the sunset & watching the cows graze; Then I look down and there's a used syringe on the ground next to me. It made me so sad to see such a destructive thing in such a serene place. Unfortunately, this is no longer uncommon to be seen in random places of our country since drugs have become ever so prevalent in our society. Even more unfortunate are the numerous lives the disease of drug addiction takes; There were more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths estimated in 2016, and the sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs (synthetic opioids) with over 20,000 overdose deaths.
So if you know anyone suffering from addiction, even if they've broken your heart please tell them you love them, that they are not alone with this disease, and that recovery is possible. You reaching out may be the catalyst for them to finally take the steps to save themselves.
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