How Oxycontin is becoming a Bigger Problem Globally

Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot. Ups, downs, lefts, and rights. This rollercoaster of a life takes us for quite a ride as it barrels around every corner and takes us for this long mysterious journey. At some point or another, for many, life goes into some form of autopilot mode if one is not self-conscious or aware of themselves enough. Eating, sleeping, and working just become this monotonous affair that is second nature after some period of time. So many people start to develop fantasies and let their imaginations spread. They begin craving something besides the norm because normal is boring and boring is normal. For crying out loud- they just want to feel alive! They just want to hide from the harsh realities that the world delivers on our doorsteps day in and day out. They want to numb away and forget about all the stressors and relax! Vacation!

At some point in this slow jog through life, most of us come into contact with alcoholic beverages and various chemicals off the streets or found in pill bottles in the medicine cabinet. What a lot of people aren’t aware of, or they are and just don’t care, it that some of the harshest drugs in America are actually all right in front of your face and packaged with a smile. That’s right, the chemicals that are killing everybody in this country the most are sold legally right in front of our very own eyes. Even stranger is that nobody thinks about it twice or bats an eye at people self-harming themselves like we do. The media and government portray things with the right inflection and dialogue and make the evil in our world seem good as well as vice versa. Oxycontin is just one of these drugs being handed left and right to people who don’t need them. Oxy’s are very strong painkillers full of opiates that only take a little bit of use to become dependent on. They have become a problem and alternative to heroin over the last two decades specifically and the pockets being filled with them seem to keep multiplying.

On the Go

The chances of you reading this article and having known somebody close or a friend of somebody close who has overdosed from some form of opiates are extremely high. The drug epidemic in this country is an ever growing problem that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. The “war on drugs,” as it’s been so infamously called throughout the years, has been classified as a joke by many members of congress and our own United States government. However, little moves are being made slowly and progress is happening little by little. The small things add up in the battling of this epidemic of course. Dirty doctors and certain medical establishments have been raided and shut down- helping reduce the amount of unnecessary prescriptions being written out. Also, the DEA passed a law to reduce the amount of painkillers produced in 2017 by 25%. It won’t stop the growing number of overdoses continually rising every year, but it will put some speed bumps on the path at least.

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At the same time, wherever there is a demand there is a supply. Addiction and alcoholism are a disease that any living human being can carry. Oxycontin abuse and chemical dependency don’t just stop at the shorelines of America. With the pharmaceutical epidemic occurring and people turning blue left and right, the company responsible for the manufacturing of Oxycontin is now taking their medications and spreading their wings to other countries as sales begin to plateau in the United States. Purdue Pharma, as the company is called, is taking its lower corporations and sub companies more or less and relocating and expanding to countries all over Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and other regions around the world. Unfortunately, in a world that is ran by money, there’s not much warning that can be said or heeding to it that can be done.

The U.S. Surgeon General sends warning to such companies across seas in stating, “I would urge them to be very cautious about the marketing of these medications. Now, in retrospect, we realize that for many, the benefits did not outweigh the risks.” That right there is a prime example of the honest truth at the end of the day. Painkillers have been shown to be a treatment to numb the pain but not as a cure or a permanent answer. The unlucky thing is that the media and advertising generally hypnotize human beings. These sub companies of Purdue Pharma are allowed to produce advertisements and market Oxycontin as if it is a final solution to all your problems. Let us reiterate: they most certainly aren’t. Even worse is when Purdue and its affiliations are paying to advertise against how addictive the specific pain medication is. They have paid to train people to speak openly about opiate addiction being remissed as silly and dramatized in some form or manner. Purdue has paid actors, celebrities, and other highly impressionable people to speak up and advocate for Oxy’s in some form or manner at seminars and other public events. The fact of the matter is that it’s false advertising of a drug that is literally taking the lives of millions of people and creating an epidemic that can’t be stopped. Even let’s say with the aid of Purdue themselves reducing production, sometimes there is just very little solution to something like this but to stay informed about these prescription painkillers.    

Give Serenity a Chance

Sometimes when were deep in the thick of addiction and alcoholism, we get attached to the chaos and drama that unfolds everywhere. We start getting to a point of pitying ourselves and thinking we deserve to be a slave to the drugs and alcohol. Nobody deserves to be slaved underneath chemical dependency. If you or a loved one is struggling with chemical dependency and are ready for help, please call 1-877-978-3125 or visit www.coastaldetox.com.  We are ready to give you any suggestions possible and set you or your loved one on a path that we can all be proud of.

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  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
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