Opioid addiction is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. Each year, thousands of people face addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin, which is made from the same substance as painkillers like vicodin. Opiates are a highly addictive drug that also carry with them serious risks for overdose and other severe health issues.
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Any parent knows that raising children is one of the hardest jobs that anyone could ever have. There is no question that with parenting comes a tremendous amount of stressors, but are parents dealing with stress in an unhealthy way?
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo addressed what has been described by many as a rampant heroin epidemic on June 24, 2014. Heroin and opiate overdoses have rapidly become one of the most fast-growing causes of death in recent years, and many regions are struggling with ways in which this dangerous problem may be addressed.
Jim Irsay is the longtime owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts football team which was also owned by his father. In spite of his high position and involvement with the team, Irsay has come under fire for ongoing drug issues that eventually led to his arrest. Only a few weeks ago, Irsay entered into rehab for issues with prescription drug addiction after being arrested while intoxicated. Unfortunately after leaving rehab, Irsay will be questioned by an NFL commissioner and it could affect his position as owner of the sports team.