Friday Sober Jukebox – The Epidemic

EpidemicSo Jeremy who contacted me before about his creative talents in support of his recovery and his track which I featured here has been in touch again with a new song 🙂

 

Over to Jeremy:

Hi. I just finished this song inspired by a friend who’s son died of a heroin overdose. It’s called “The Epidemic” – What do you think about the message? – might you consider sharing?

From Wiki:

  • An epidemic may be restricted to one location; however, if it spreads to other countries or continents and affects a substantial number of people, it may be termed a pandemic.[1]
  • An epidemic disease is not required to be contagious,

As regards alcohol and the UK:

Alcohol abuse ‘epidemic’ warning

Alcohol abuse is the “new lung cancer”, the medical director of Torbay Hospital has warned.

Dr John Lowes said: “We shall see an increasing epidemic as we did 20 or 30 years ago with lung cancer and cardiovascular disease with the effects of smoking.

“We’re going to see the same with the effects of alcohol on our population with people being admitted for a whole range of alcohol-related harm.”

Dr Lowes said not only were the costs to the NHS increasing, but society was paying “a huge price” with the physical and social harm caused by the effects of alcohol abuse.

Addiction is an epidemic, in fact because of it’s global presence, I would say it is a pandemic whether we’re talking about substances or behaviours.  It is a silent and deadly epidemic that isn’t being talked about enough.  Thank you Jeremy for sharing your song and I offer condolences to your friend and their family although this seems so small when compared to their loss ….

4 thoughts on “Friday Sober Jukebox – The Epidemic

  1. I agree, addiction is a silent pandemic that is not talked about enough. Great article, very interesting.

    1. Hi Hillary Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog 🙂 I completely concur.

  2. Great tune, Jeremy, so sorry about the loss of your friend. It is truly an epidemic, an enemy. Thanks Lou for sharing. xx

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