America Needs to Fully Reopen, and the Drug Addiction Epidemic is one of the Biggest Reasons Why
Updated: Sep 3, 2020
"It's a pandemic within a pandemic." said former addict and ex-con Tim Ryan in a FoxNews interview.
"As millions upon millions are out of work across the country, Ryan said the risk of Americans turning to alcoholism or drug use to cope with the daily stress of life in isolation has never been higher." -FoxNews
Ted Ryan, 2016
As someone in recovery and working in the field of addiction and recovery myself, I can say from first hand experience that in my 11 yrs of recovery I've never seen anything like this. More friends and acquaintances have relapsed and overdosed in the last four or five months than any four or five month span I remember in all my days of addiction and recovery. It's shocking.
"The potency of being sober and then going again and using the stuff that is out here in the street, it can bring death...It will bring death. We've seen it," stated Marty Calderon of God Touch Milwaukee during an WTMJ-Milwaukee interview.
States across the nation are reporting massive spikes in relapses and overdoses.
Arkansas - "Fort Smith paramedics from May to July have on average responded to 50 overdose calls per week — a 40%-60% response increase to these kinds of calls from the first four months of the year."