Inhalants Abuse

January 28, 2013


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Just recently I have been writing some pieces about suicide in this country.  Some of the statistics I found was that sixteen percent more Americans took their own lives in 2010 than in 2000.  That comes out to 12.1 suicides per 100,000 people compared to 10.4 per 100,000 before.

Information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is saying that guns are still the number one method of suicide.  Guns, Poisoning, and hanging account for 93 percent of all suicides in the US.  An interesting fact that was found is that suicide by firearms dropped almost one quarter among 15 to 24 year olds but it raised by almost the same amount those aged 45 to 59.  Some other interesting facts are that suicide rates are getting higher and faster among women than men and faster among whites than in non-whites.  Also it is noted that in terms of age the suicide rate went up 39 percent among people 45 to 59 and it dropped with people 70 and older.  More people die by suicide in the US than in car accidents and that makes suicide the leading cause of injury deaths.Sometimes suicidal thoughts might need attention from rehab.

Today I got the news that another NFL football player committed suicide right in front of his coaches.  The linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs shot his girlfriend then he drove to the tram training facility and killed himself in front of the coach and general manager.  This 25 year old did indeed go out in a blaze but not in glory.  He shot his girlfriend right there in front of her mom.  This one suicide follows a string of former NFL players who have taken their own lives.  Right now because this news is so fresh they are saying there may be risk of brain injury from repeated concussions suffered by veteran NFL players in a game that some people are saying has grown too aggressive and brutal.  I truly hope that in the short future we do not hear that this football player was not on drugs.  This behavior was very irrational.  Kansas City Mayor Sly James decried the violence as “part of the tragedy of urban living in this country.  Handguns all over the place, people blowing themselves away, and others.  At some point, we have to get a handle on this kind of stuff.  We are not doing a good job of it.”  At this time we are all confused about why he did this suicide.

If inhalant abuse has been a cause of suicidal thoughts, contact us.



January 23, 2013

Drugs all over the world

Here in the USA we have many problems with drugs and the abuse of them. But what about in other countries? Are they having similar problems? The answer to that is a resounding yes…
Just recently the government of Rwanda put into place strict measures of fighting drug abuse and illegal liquor and this is what the residents did with that. They crossed over to neighboring countries to get what drugs and alcohol they wanted and then they came back home. People who want and need drugs can be quiet smart sometimes. All of this information was given out during the meeting that was held in Muhanga district and it was chaired by Speciose Mukagahima from the Ministry of Youth and ICT. Mr. Mukagahima says, “Residents cross over to use drugs and come back because they can’t risk bringing them to Rwanda.”
There has definitely been a turn up of anti-drug and illegal alcohol measures and so the residents are being resourceful and getting what they want and need. They are crossing borders and this is reported to be happening at Rwanda-Uganda borders where there are no definite demarcations like rivers allowing residents to cross and make it back. Some forms of these drugs can include inhalants.
The most reported is Gatuna border where Ugandans set up brewery factories and confirm the biggest clientele are Rwandans. So where does all the blame for this lie? It seems it is being blamed on the fact that these residents listen to radios of neighboring countries instead of listening to Rwanda radio and follow government programs.
Well there you have it some problems with drugs across the planet. It seems like the use and abuse of drugs are existent it other areas as well as the USA. It believe it is up to each and every one of use to be responsible and don’t do drugs.

If you or someone you know has a drug abuse problem, contact us.

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