February has alot of new things in the news and drug use, addiction and rehab are just a few of the many things plaguing out country. It’s being said that athletes suffer from addiction at a higher rate than the rest of America. And according to federal statistics, four out of five cases of heroin addiction start with prescription medications.
So in the cases working out and injuring yourself watch out! You do not want to fall victim to this ever increasing popular trend.
It goes something like this for a lot of people.
You injure yourself. It might be dooing a backside crook, kickflipping an 8 stair, a car accident, a workout at the gym, or anything in between. You go to the doctor and they prescribe prescription medication. It has some fancy name, usually a brand name for a generic pill, if its a narcotic pain killer (it says so on the drug information sheet when you pick it up from CVS, Walgreens, or Publix
At first it kills the pain, but if your not in pain and take it you notice a buzz, that is the high. If the person likes that, they may take more, or not. When the prescription runs out they’ll find it another way. They might raid a medicine cabinet at a friends house, buy knock offf pills n the street, or go straight for heroin.
Heroin is sold on the streets in powder, and now in pill form. Many times pill popping can last a while, until the person realizes they’re screwed and need the medicine to feel correctly and function properly.
That’s the new face of addiction. Athletes may act quickly t recver and get themselves into a drug rehab, but that’s just the beginning. They will probably require detox and that takes time and money too. If the person is without insurance it can literally cost them an arm and a leg.