Drug Addictions

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Ohio, one of the states, is facing drug problems. This state is considered one of the deadliest drug epidemics in American history. There are two types of drugs mentioned in the article. One of them is opioid. An opioid is a substitute for morphine and widely used. According to the statistics, 500 people had died from an overdose in 2005. In 2013, the numbers soared from 500 deaths to 2,700. Another drug(s) is known as synthetic opioids. Fentanyl and Carfentanil are the two drugs mention by Phil Plummer, who is a Montgomery County Sheriff. He states that addicts are thinking they are buying heroin. The statistics of synthetic opioids in 2016, 251 out of 349 have died from an overdose. The 34 additional have died with heroin and fentanyl …show more content…

The temporary restriction is null because the wife is hardly around the son’s life due to the addiction she craves. One day, he hopes his wife turns her life around.
This article was interesting to read because I am familiar with Robert’s position. I had the same thoughts and feelings he expressed in the article. One similar thinking was why addict drowns themselves to drugs. I am amazed how over the years, he has matured in thinking when it comes to addiction. He is compassionate. Took me a long time to have compassion towards an addict I knew. My sympathy developed during my freshman college. I did not want to be mad anymore and decided to have a different approach to thinking. One method of thinking, I never thought of, was how Robert saw addiction as a disease and in need of treatment. (Wasser, 2017). I found his perspective intriguing. Also, the article specified that local officers and judges do not treat all addicts as criminals. (Wasser, 2017). This piece of information was eye-catching. This article taught me do not give up hope even if the addict is selfish.
As a future social worker, two tools stand out when practicing in this field involved with drugs. One tool to practice is compassionate. If Robert can be kind, so can you. Compassionate is not judging the person based on their actions and not how many times they messed up. Behind every action might leave a clue why a person does drugs. A person uses drugs to hide wounds and pain or to cover up what

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