“The factors which cause people to be increasingly vulnerable to addiction and suicide are largely socio-economic.”
And the country awash in opioids has nothing to do with it!
The factors which cause people to be increasingly vulnerable to addiction and suicide are largely socio-economic.
Not sure I agree with this!
What I am going to relate is NOT a scientific survey but an interesting set of personal observation.
In every case (I have kept count! - over 100 now!) of people who have an addiction story to tell me, its either personal or family\friend related not one is a “socio-economic” story. Every one is a recreational drug use story. We have had two generations where drug for recreational purposes is the norm for dating, music listening, hanging with friends, etc. In every “story” it was one of looking for that better improved “high” that led to opioids. I was actually quite surprised I was expecting to hear some pain victim stories where someone is looking for better relief. Not one story so far!