Name: CECILIA VILLARREAL
From: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Support of a Society
Support of A Society
I believe we as a Nation are dealing with an addiction crisis because the addiction is not just the problem of the addict. We are so quick to write off the addict and leave them fending for themselves when we really as a Nation should come together and offer that support that could potentially be needed tin that individual’s life to cause them to change.
The consequence of addiction to the individual is the self-abuse and long-term mental affects that could lead to disabling circumstances This also affect our society because that’s one less functional person in an already dysfunctional society.
We can remedy the crisis on both levels by taking responsibility and ownership regardless of who’s to blame because regardless it will come and fall back on us as a whole Nation anyway. We need to realize that it’s a codependent effort and that we shouldn’t have to be alienated to fight the battle of addiction alone when, clearly we are far from alone in our society.