... and then God stepped in.
Been unhappy, hard on myself, anxious, upset, disgusted, and filled with so much hatred toward myself and the human race in general for 5 years now but today I can honestly say I feel like Cassy. I wish what I have gone through to no one, but our experiences mold us. We have a choice of who we want to be, how we want to act, and what we chose to do. DON’T EVER let one or multiple experiences define you because that is not it’s choice.
For I have been lost but now I am found... I give all of my thanks to my God above who not only loves me but each and every. single. one. of. YOU.
The US' opioid epidemic is spreading across the globe 🏥
The US has been in the grips of an opioid epidemic since the 1990s, with massive rises in the use – and misuse – of opioids such as morphine and codeine. There, the number of opioid-related deaths has risen from ~8,000 in 1999 to ~42,000 in 2016. Now, the problem is spreading to other nations. In the decade to 2013, the number of opioid doses prescribed has tripled in Central and Western Europe. And that's not all – evidence from Scotland suggests that there were four times as many prescriptions for strong opioids dispensed to people in the most deprived areas, than to those in the most affluent areas. That doesn't mean opioids shouldn't be used at all – they can be effective for treating short-term pain – but the social and political causes of pain must also be tackled.
Based on an article by Blair Smith, @dundeeuni (link in bio).
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I can’t stand when I hear people using “anorexic” as a physical descriptor😡
In case anyone needs clarification-anorexia is a mental disorder. The professional psychiatric community USED to have a weight ceiling for this illness. With more research and understanding, we have moved away from this idea, and more towards understanding eating disorders as a set of behaviors/emotional experiences/thought processes that exists along a continuum (NOT as a specific weight or body size)
SO the idea that we can “see anorexia” is a myth.
You👏can’t👏tell👏if👏someone👏has👏an 👏eating disorder👏by👏looking👏at👏them.
Regrann from @tonyrapu - International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking 2018. .
Figures indicate that over 3 million bottles of codeine syrup were consumed daily every day in just 2 states of the Federation alone. To address this, the Federal Government intervened by banning the drug without a prescription. Though well-intentioned, this hasn’t provided a lasting solution - demand hasn’t dropped, instead the cost of codeine on the black market has risen, profiteering the distributors, and addicts have moved onto other drugs. .
Opinions differ on how to tackle Nigeria’s worsening drug problem. A lasting solution will require all hands on deck! .
#codeine#drugabuse#substanceabuse#addiction#nigeria#tramadol#MyLagosDiaries#FreedomFoundation#HouseOfRefuge#GodBlessNigeria - #regrann
Every day, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate – it could be you or someone you love, a friend, colleague or your neighbour.
This year on International Overdose Awareness Day, Sandra McGivern, who lost her son Angus to overdose last year is organising “The Sydney Awareness - Breakfast In The Park “ at 6:30am, The Celebration Steps, Dickens Drive at Willow Ponds, Centennial Park. For more info to attend please contact Sandy on 0413 679 790.