Toxic relationships between people with substance abuse issues could end in tragedy.
Almost 8 million American adults battled a mental health and substance abuse disorders simultaneously, also known as co-occurring disorders, in 2014.Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA)
“Most people who become addicted [to opioids] like me do so after a prescription for a painkiller following a medical procedure. Once the phenomenon of craving sets in, it is often too late”Jamie Lee CurtisActress and recovering addict
“We as a profession have caused an epidemic bigger than the HIV epidemic […] the cause in the opioid epidemic starts with getting a prescription of opioids from physicians.”Dr. Atul GawandePublic health researcher, author, and endocrinologist