“At least 8 million Americans fall asleep at night under the influence of an opioid. Every morning, 40 of them don’t wake up. What can be done to control this epidemic?” Read more from TheFix.com here.
Hawaii had their eye on the “Ice Epidemic” while the “Opioid Epidemic” snuck up on us. Over half of the calls we receive at BHH are from family members regarding a loved one that is struggling with Opioid addiction, either street prescription drugs or MD’s over prescribing.
If you’re concerned for you or loved one, call today for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation: (808) 234-9838
Sadly, last week, the son of the Clipper’s owner was found dead in his Malibu home from what KTLA reported appeared to be a drug overdose.
It is important to remember that a relapse after a period of abstinence from opioid is very dangerous. The addict thinks they can use as much as they did prior to abstaining and they overdose. They think ‘I’ll just use this one time‘ and it becomes the last time…
God Bless his family and all the families that lose their children to this horrible disease. Learning the difference between enabling and helping your adult child is very important. I can help.
Learn more about BHH’s groups and workshops here.