As this country’s drug and alcohol addiction problem gets steadily more and more concerning and more and more difficult, to a degree it becomes very hard to keep track of this problem. It was already labeled as the nation’s most serious health problem in 2012, and it was further stamped with the firm level of an epidemic for the first time in the history of our country in 2012. Then in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a statement that substance abuse was bordering on being on the level of a national emergency and that major action needed to be taken to address it.
Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol
With 23 million people addicted to drugs and alcohol in this country, it is true that almost everybody is affected by substance abuse in some way. In fact, with 23 million people being addicted to drugs and alcohol and each one of those individuals having several people to whom they are very close, one could stay that there are another one hundred million people are seriously affected by addiction putting it at a third of the entire U.S. population being very unpleasantly and seriously harmed by substance abuse in some way. When you start to look at the problem from this perspective, it becomes very easy to see just how significant and just how serious and concerning it is and how far it reaches.
Now more than ever before we need to take a much more active stance on addressing this problem once and for all and for good. The necessity level for effectively combating addiction has never been this serious, which makes sense because addiction, in general, has never been this serious. The truth of the matter though is that if we do not do something very huge and very major to address addiction once and for all and for good then this problem is going to get very problematic, very quickly.
To shed some light on one drug, in particular, that is getting pretty common, we are going to talk about Actiq. What is Actiq? Actiq, (also called Actiq lollipop or Actiq fentanyl), is a relatively new substance on the market and is a basically a combination of the classic opiate prescription pain reliever fentanyl with some other chemicals. Actiq was invented because it is supposed to have a lower likelihood of causing addiction then straight fentanyl does but it, unfortunately, does not really work out this way. Actiq is still an opiate prescription pain reliever, and as a result of that, it will still have a pretty strong likelihood of causing addiction in a person. When people take Actiq they pose a very strong risk of getting themselves addicted to the substance even if they try to not get addicted to it.
Whether people are taking Actiq recreationally or because of a substance abuse problem with it, the end result will almost always be an addiction to the drug. What this shows us and what this tells us is that there is no doubt at this point that substance abuse is a growing issue of the very worst kind. There is now more opiate prescription pain reliever drugs that can possibly be kept track of. This nation needs to take on a whole new approach for addressing pain before our country becomes completely addicted to these pain drugs. We are already an overmedicated society, with our country containing only 5% of the world’s population yet we consume 75% of the world’s supply of pharmaceutical drugs every year.
When it comes to an addiction to Actiq or anything else for that matter, professional treatment programs are able to offer the recovery services and treatment focuses necessary to really help people find peace of mind and sobriety from even the most damaging and difficult of substance abuse habits. There is no doubt that getting off of drugs and alcohol does take a lot of work and is a gargantuan effort, to say the least, but this is a worthwhile approach to take on something that is totally worthwhile.
No one should have to suffer from addiction needlessly, and with the help that Best Drug Rehabilitation is able to provide, no one needs to. There exists a rehab program that is totally effective in addressing any and all addiction problems, and we can help you find the right one for your needs. Call today at our toll-free number for more information about how Best Drug Rehabilitation can help you or a loved one find the right program today.