Mom trying to regain custody of daughter
Mandy Mcgowen said on that Sunday she was in a car with her friend and had already sniffed fentynal when she got the call to pick her daughter up at her stepson's home. Her friend needed to go to the local Family Dollar, and Mandy said she doesnt remember anything else.
An awful thing to watch
The whole scene was caught on video and went viral. I remember seeing it and I remember how I felt as a mother myself. At that time I had no idea what she had taken. I even thought maybe she is just having a medical issue. I didn't want to think that a mother could purposely do something like that.
What exactly is #fentanyl, well it's a potent, synthetic opioid pain medication with rapid onset and short duration of action. Fentanyl is estimated to have about 80 times the potency morphine.
In the 1990's it was introduced for palliative care, in dissolving tablets, patches, lollipops, and sublingual spray which is absorbed through the skin in the mouth. Then, of course, it is used recreationally, and this use has led to thousands of overdoses and deaths each year.
Spiraling out of control
Mandy said her #addiction has spiraled out of control and has hit rock bottom. She needs to learn to love herself again. So she reportedly entered herself into a local treatment program but because of lack of insurance she had to leave. I hope New Hampshire has good custody laws and I sincerely hope she gets the help she needs.
Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. You may mistakenly think that those who use lack principles or willpower. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will.
Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences. The nitial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge the addicted person's self control. #love