Can a terrible economy be at the root of these high addiction numbers?
"Heroin use has more than doubled among people
aged 18-25 in the United States in the past decade, according to CDC
figures, while overdose death rates have nearly quadrupled. An estimated
45 percent of U.S. heroin users are also addicted to prescription
Certainly. When people have no bright financial future or cannot feed their family properly then the pressure they feel becomes one of failure and misery. Addiction bares fruit when a person is at their most vulnerable. Vulnerable being their mind is under stress and turmoil. When the mind is unquiet addiction takes root. A psychological disorder and stressful environmental pressures create the perfect stew to trigger an addiction.
Addiction is the mind reacting to noise. The mind wants to end the pressure from all the complications going on inside it. The emotional and stressful feelings cause the mind to find temporary ways to numb the noise. Addiction works and thats why a person with the right combination of underlying conditions will become addicted if not properly treating for those conditions.