Approximately 50% of the US prison population has a substance use disorder. What role should the prison system play in fighting the opioid epidemic?
You can recover. And as long as you survive it, you can especially recover after overdose. It can be a wake-up call to just how serious your addiction is. For some, it can be the big reveal in which friends and family finally realize you are very sick. It might be your own big reveal, in which you realize how sick you are. Maybe you wake up in the hospital, whereas before you've been able to sleep things off.