07 Mar Marietta GA News Headlines – The Opioid Epidemic Continues To Gain Strength
Hot off the press, here is your Marietta GA news. It’s always a good idea to stay up on what’s going on in Cobb County, and that includes the weather this winter season. You want to be in the know. By now, one major news story you are used to seeing chronicled in the news is the opioid epidemic in Atlanta and the greater metro area. It is getting worse, and the television station A&E has created a series that is centered around the epidemic.
Right now in the news, you have likely been hearing about how the flu has become an epidemic in the US. That is true, and it is very unfortunate. You think about how every single person has limited protection when it comes to the flu. Now parallel that with the opioid epidemic and consider that while we feel sympathy for the victims, we don’t quite equate the opioid epidemic to the flu epidemic if we are honest with ourselves.
That is a tragedy because opioids are wreaking havoc on people and communities. Yes, you have to make a choice to take them or use them. But if you have heard the stories of many addicts, you already know how this addiction can sneak up on you. It is a tragic event, and we need to collectively do something to help those struggling to beat opioid addiction.
What can we do? Many cities are already trying to take many steps of course, but more needs to be done. Cobb County and metro Atlanta have been hit hard. Many people in Marietta GA are struggling with opioid addiction, and if we don’t do more, there are going to be more overdoses and heartbroken families, bottom line. That is the sobering news for this Tuesday in Marietta GA. Everyone have a great evening.