When you are at point where you can't manage your pain, who can you turn to?
From 1999 to 2017, the drug overdose death rate among women 30 to 64 years old climbed more than 260%, according to the report published Thursday. Among women between the ages of 30 to 64, the drug overdose death rate increased from 6.7 deaths per 100,000 people, or 4,314 deaths total, in 1999 to 24.3 per 100,000, or 18,110 deaths total, in 2017. (NVSS, 2019)
The comfort of family support, which is a building block of structure for many is missing by those plagued by addiction. According to a study, women were more likely to report that addiction was a cause of their homelessness. (Edens et al, 2011) We as a people need to be less judgmental and more helpful in eradicating this epidemic. These drugs harm our families and shatter our minds creating issues that no-one really wants. Drug addiction counseling is a needed service in order for those who are affected to be contributing members of society and to be comfortable with themselves. Shelters across America are holding predominately women and children. Many of those utilizing these temporary homes are there due to domestic abuse. It is hard raising children alone when income is low is the cost of living is so high.
Our men need to step up and be father's to their children and supportive of the mothers who raise them. Men dealing with issues of their own also need support and it is important that they seek it. Projecting your anger on to someone else isn't fair or necessary. When mental issues and addiction are at play it is time to get counseling or join a support group. Abuse is unnecessary whether it would be "patriarchal terrorism" or "common couple violence". Both of which create an unhealthy environment for both parties including children most of all.
A child shouldn't grow to bear a Woman's Pain.
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