Those of us who are on the front lines of addiction treatment know that detoxification from opiates can be a grueling experience that is difficult to witness. Imagine having to help a child under the age of 5 through such an ordeal.
A recent article on CNN.com shows us a tragic side effect of the global system of opiate addiction and supply that OxyContin acts as kind of a fuel for.
Of course, it is logical that the community where about 75% of the world’s heroin is manufactured is going to be hit hard by the phenomenon of opiate addiction. This would be Afghanistan, where the poppies are grown, harvested, and processed into heroin.
The result is that the drug opium is widely available and abused. Sadly, families become hooked on the sensation of smoking opium, and the addiction is …