Drugs-Opioids, Guns And Suicide:
GMW, when we look back at our history, from the beginning ofthis country’s independence until now. The people at the table making decisions about our live and this country were White Men. The things they subjected people of color and women to were horrific. We didn’t have set at the decision making table or a voice.
So when we take assessment of the conditions of our country today, we all know where the buck stops. there’s no way, we won’t be an improvement. This is our time, our children, G-Children and GG-Kids to take the mantle unit our country thru Bipartisan Leadership. Every day, more than 115 Americans die after overdosing on opioids.1 The misuse of an addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
OPIOIDS are out of control and making it a
National Health Emergency, has not solve the problem, it has increased. until this country realize all of it children and citizens are equally important. We, (and I mean we) are not going to solve the problems of, gun, drugs and suicide. There’s a grassroots solution that we have to work out as American. We have to use our strength of character, faith, principals, values and commonsense, to not become addicted to opioid or any Addictive Substance.
In response to the opioid crisis, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is focusing its efforts on five major priorities:
- improving access to treatment and recovery services
- Promoting use of overdose-reversing drugs
- Strengthening our understanding of the epidemic through better public health surveillance.
- Providing for cutting-edge research on pain and addiction.
- Advancing better practices for pain management.
October 16, 2017 I had total knee replacement surgery and was given opioid for pain, which was so severe I decided, “if my other knee goes bad, I will die with.” But by November 1, 2018 I decided to take myself off of opioids and take IBUPROFEN 800MG, which contains no opioids, I knew myself well enough to know I could become dependent on opioids, and distort the reality, “of did I really need it for the pain or the Euphoric Thrill. I decided not to take the chance. I think we need to start trying to take more responsibility for our behavior. Our children are watching us, do as I say, not as I do, doesn’t work.
America Is The Guns: The US spends less than one penny on gun violence research for every person shot dead in America — here’s how that compares to other causes of death.
The 2nd Amendment Rights are not in danger, but our children are
- The US spends less money on gun violence research than it does on virtually any leading cause of death in America.
- New research suggests that’s having a crippling effect: policy makers don’t have enough evidence about what works when it comes to gun control.
- The only thing researchers can say with much confidence is that safe guns storage laws keep more children alive.
We must treat gun violence in this country as a public health crisis, because it is. … America is violent and the gun is a preferred instrument of that …
Mass shootings in the US: there have been 1,624 in 1,870 days. No other developed nation comes close to the rate of US gun violence. Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every adult.
One reason it’s tough for Americans to decide exactly what to do about the coun
try’s gun crisis boils down to a simple, scientific truth:
it’s impossible to know what works if you don’t study it.
America’s Suicide Crisis: Life Expectancy Declines for First Time Since 1930 Because So Many Commit Suicide:
As Aaron Kheriaty writes in First Things, the suicide crisis in America has reached epidemic proportions. Rates are growing coast to coast, in rural and urban areas, among the poor and the rich, the young and the old. What in the world is going on, and what do we do about it?.
Why are America’s farmers killing themselves in record numbers?
The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans. Former farmer Debbie Weingarten gives an insider’s perspective on farm life.
She states, “I did not get to write about the rancher whose hair fell out in clumps because of stress. The widow whose farm was foreclosed on in the 1980s even though they had never missed a payment. The farmer who fell to the ground and sobbed when his cows were taken to auction.”
But in the end, Kheriaty boils the problem down to one word: Despair, Despair, as in the utter lack of hope.