Tuesday, June 17, 2014

What Doesn't Kill You...


By
Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

Many people have grown up hearing the phrase, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."  In particular, many of us have heard this phrase, after we have complained about something that has hurt us, as a two-part piece of advice: one part semi-motivation to press on in spite of the pain and the other part semi-get-over-it-sarcasm! In many ways, the statement is very true.  That is, pain is a way of growing and building strength.  As the Marines often say, "pain is weakness leaving the body".  What happens, however, when something doesn't make you stronger and instead it just kills you?  Heroin is like that.  In fact, it specializes in it.  

Case in point.  Heroin deaths are on the rise in Pennsylvania.  In fact, the alarming increase in heroin-related deaths has caused one town to have public hearings to solve the problem.  The problem is getting that bad.  And, unlike the popular phrase, heroin will kill you.  It's a fact.  

If you or someone you love has a problem with opiates, maybe even heroin, we can help.  At The Coleman Institute, we specialize in helping people get clean and stay clean through our unique outpatient detox that allow people who are addicted to opiates, alcohol, benzos, Methadone or Suboxone to have a brand new life.  Please call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1.877.773.3869 today.  

Please take a moment and read this article about the increase in heroin-related deaths in Pennsylvania.  We have to stop this epidemic.  Learn more here

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