WOW. So much negativity in the responses here. I will never understand why people feel the need to tear other people down on the internet for no reason. Does it make the commenter feel superior somehow? Is there power in tearing down a creative think piece that harmed no one? Does it make the commenter feel good? I just don’t get it. I hope I never do.
The question is not substance abuse causing death, but what causes substance abuse. We have to go deeper for answers than just substance abuse which is a symptom of the bigger issues that hold the roots to the social and personal issues.