Addiction is a serious disease that can truly devastate the life of the person who is caught in its grasp. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, their mind and body suffer serious consequences that can even be fatal if a person continues down the path of drug use.
Being from Louisiana, this article struck home with me. Also, my experience with small town residents addicted to painkillers paints this picture for me. I so disagree with this small town reporter. I want to warn all these small towns like Breaux Bridge, Louisiana...that this problem will not "blow over."