You may have recently read about Chris Cornell, a singer who recently hung himself after performing. According to his wife, he struggled with addiction and according to her interview with People Magazine the drug Ativan, an opiate, was the real cause of his death.
A significant observation by Dr Nordstrom confirms the destructive power of opiate addiction.
According to Dr. Benjamin Nordstrom, addiction psychiatrist at Phoenix House, “It’s hard to overstate how unpredictable the effects of mixing various mind-altering substances can be. Some of these combinations, especially those that involve sedative drugs, can lead to levels of impairment that are far out of proportion to what would have happened if the drugs were taken separately.” He adds, “In addition, suicide is nearly impossible to predict for families and professionals alike. Anyone struggling with substance abuse should seek help.”
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