When it comes to helping our clients at Back2Basics…not only do we help them to understand about addiction, but we also strive to educate the parents and family members through our ‘Family Weekends’ and here on our site. One of the best articles that features the latest battle on the Opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities throughout America and the toll it takes on the addict and the families is this article below by Time.com The Opioid Diaries with photographs by James Nachtwey.
“The opioid crisis is the worst addiction epidemic in American history. Drug overdoses kill more than 64,000 people per year, and the nation’s life expectancy has fallen for two years in a row. But there is a key part of the story that statistics can’t tell. Over the last year, photographer James Nachtwey set out to document the opioid crisis in America through the people on its front lines. Alongside TIME’s deputy director of photography, Paul Moakley, the pair traveled the country gathering stories from users, families, first responders and others at the heart of the epidemic. Here, Nachtwey’s images are paired with quotes from Moakley’s interviews, which have been edited. The voices are a mix of people in the photos and others who are connected to them. The Opioid Diaries is a visual record of a national emergency—and it demands our urgent attention.”- Time.com
It doesn’t get more real than the photographs James has taken showing life on the streets as an opioid addict. One individual who has overdosed four times finally had the wake-up call to seek treatment.
‘Opioids reach every part of society: Blue Color, White Collar, Everybody. It’s Nonstop. It’s Every Day. And it doesn’t seem like it’s getting any better.’ Walter Bender, A Deputy Sheriff in Montgomery County Ohio
These are the stories we hear from family members seeking help for their sons as they contact us here at Back2Basics. Let us help you… contact us today. Sobriety is a Journey… Not a Destination. You can overcome opioid addiction, drug addiction and alcohol addiction.