13 Funerals in 1 year

In the past few years, use of opioids has risen and so has the number of deaths. Myself, last year alone, I went to 13 funerals for drug overdose. I was only 18 years old. I have watched so many people go down this path, it is sad and scary. In the past two weeks alone I have seen 3 people overdose; at the mall, on the train…

It starts out harmless right it’s just a pill? No, that is wrong. Opioids have some of the worst withdrawals. This pill feels equivalent to the needle.. We now have people who can’t get through the day without it. I worry funding shelters only increases the issue.. We need to fund more treatment centers and real rehabilitation, for some people it’s the only way for them to get off it.

M.L

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