Maine Police Officer’s Tragic Death Highlights How Drug Addiction Can Affect Anybody
America has a big problem and us Americans need to do something about it!
The opioid crisis is out of control, and this story is more proof that drugs can affect anybody. Some people say that it just affects kids in poor neighborhoods with broken-down families, like that really matters. Drugs affect everybody from rich wealthy people, to middle-class people, to poor people, to every race and color.
And according to WGME TV, that's exactly what drug experts were saying about the accidental drug overdose of Officer Nicholas Meserve from the Lewiston Police Department in Maine.
"It doesn't matter if you're wearing a badge, if you're homeless, if you make a lot of money, none of that matters,” Jeremy Hiltz of Recovery Connections of Maine told the news station about drug addiction.
This is truly a sad story.
Meserve was only 34, according to WGME.
Drug addiction and mental health are no different than someone with cancer/heart problems. It's a disease and a sickness.
If you die from the flu, many people would be like "How unlucky that they got sick from the flu and died."
You die from an overdose, and plenty of people go, "Well they shouldn't be doing drugs."
No one would ever look down on someone who has cancer right? Let's stop judging people who have a drug addiction, and learn to help them instead!
If you are reading this and you suffer from drug addiction please seek help. You can call the national hotline at 1-888-633-3239.