Drug Use is Transmitted from Old to Young
May 15, 2020 (PittWire, May 13)
Does age play a role when it comes to the risk of fatal drug overdose? A recent study says yes.
The generation a person is born into (whether it is the Silent Generation, Baby Boomer, Generation X or Millennial) could let us know how likely he or she may be to die from a drug overdose, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Researchers analyzed data from over 660,000 drug overdose deaths reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 1979 and 2017.
They found that overdoses increased sharply among Baby Boomers, and rose higher than ever among Millennials.
For complete study https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/drug-use-transmitted-old-young
As a non-communicable disease, then the two medical imperatives are required in managing this disease
- Reduce susceptibility and
- Reduce exposure
The above article confirms what we have always known, it is the responsibility of the adult to create environments that don’t increase susceptibility and exposure to drug use, but reduce it.
The pro-drug, addiction for profit lobby/industry care nothing for the emerging generation, as the young are seen by them as purely a metric for profit. The hedonist cares nothing for community or child well-being as they are only clamoring for their faux ‘right’ to do with their body as they please and do not believe they are responsible, let alone accountable for the secondary harms caused by their capacity, agency and faculty reducing drug use.
Caring and responsible communities and governments should be setting up the emerging generation so be better, not worse.
The United States for the first time in its history has seen a reduction in life expectancy in the current generation for one reason only – Illicit Drug Use!
And they say this is ‘progress’?
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