A New Outlook on the Opioid Crisis

A New Outlook on the Opioid Crisis It would appear that the opiate crisis can be read, heard, and watched at every turn. How is it that suddenly in this day and age of knowledge we, as a civilization, are plagued with such a life-killing substance? For all intents and purposes, one could easily state that this just came about through various haphazard circumstances. Yet when one looks closer at the sequence of events there is a very different aspect to this “opioid crisis”. Substance abuse has been around man’s evolution since the first hunter-gatherers. Over time certain substances became more desirable than others. As can be seen in a shaman’s medical application or a priest’s religious use. Yet in our present society, we find these mind-altering substances being used recreationally. People intentionally attempting to alter their present state of mind and body. And yet when asked about their reasons, very few can give a precise response as to their motives for...
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