An estimated 20.8 million people in our country are living with a substance use disorder. This is similar to the number of people who have diabetes, and 1.5 times the number of people who have all cancers combined. This number does not include the millions of people who are misusing substances but may not yet have a full-fledged disorder. We don’t invest nearly the same amount of attention or resources in addressing substance use disorders that we do in addressing diabetes or cancer, despite the fact that a similar number of people are impacted. That has to change.
Hey! Just want to send you all the hugs and anony support possible. What's going on seriously sucks but I hope that things turn out as well as they possibly could. Here is to hoping for minimal anxiety, speedy operation scheduling, and an easy operation! :D