Ovtlier “Set The World In Flames” video begins with the well known addiction quote “The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up.” Yes, this video is a tough one to swallow but it helps spread awareness about the opioid addiction “epidemic” in America today. Briefly scrolling through the comments on YouTube the popular reaction seems to be the same as my initial thought which was this “hits home.” Think about that for a moment and let it sink in, it hits home. So many of us know someone or like in my case more than just one person that has struggled and lost the battle with addiction. Fortunately, I also know quite a few people who overcame their addiction as well, so hope is out there and recovery is possible. The video ends by reminding you that help is available and provides the phone number for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration which is 1-877-726-4727 Thank you Ovtlier for writing this song and doing this video.
(Side Note) Just as I was writing this piece the news came in that a friend of a friend died from a heroin overdose; unfortunately proving the point.
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