The opioid crisis is taking over the United States. This refers to those that have become addicted to prescription drugs containing opioids, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone. Growing up in the hood, these types of drugs didn't have big fancy names, and their users weren't in a crisis. They were either called crackheads, fiends, or just simply "hooked on heroin." These types of people live in predominately black neighborhoods often referred to as the hood or projects, an area of a town or city that is most overlooked by society.
Here's the thing....when I was growing up, drug addiction was never televised. Basically, there was no need to make a big deal out of this for the black community because no one cares. Now imagine this same drug addiction taking over the white community, with the doctors and pharmacists being the dealer; it is no longer considered an epidemic, it is considered a crisis. And the proof is in the definition:
Epidemic~ a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.
Crisis~ a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.
Notice how the definition for crisis has more of an urgency to it. It basically means that the situation has progressed at a dangerously alarming rate and something needs to be done quickly. But as for the epidemic, it's just widespread and there is not much that you can do about it. Therefore; it's not a problem that black people can fix, but something must be done about it for our suburban white people, and that's the truth. In the 90s, crack was the drug that destroyed the black community, tearing children from homes and placing fathers in jail, and not much was done about it. Years later, this same drug is being sold to the suburban community through physicians and pharmacists (high-profile legal drug dealers), this drug suddenly enters into crisis mode.
The interesting thing about all of this is....this is how they make their money. They say it's dangerous and addictive, and they know this...but it doesn't matter because they have to make the money. Which all goes back to my previous blog on marijuana; the legalization of marijuana will NOT cause life-altering addictions or send a large number of people into widespread panic. All they want is money for chemically processed drugs, and money for rehabilitation in return. I know that I'm not the only one that sees this!! It's been going on in the black community for years and nothing was ever done, but once it made it's way into the suburbs they're sent into a frenzy. The plan was clearly put out to destroy the black family, the community and it's people. They failed to mention the fact that black children were not hooked on crack-cocaine or heroin, but Caucasian teenagers tend to get a hold of these strong pain-killers by the dozens! Bottom line, it was never supposed to make it's way into the suburbs the way that it has.
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