Another Epidemic–Overdose

Another epidemic plagues the U.S.   55,000  people, die each year due to some form of drug addition.  Here are two reminders that this crises hits not only us regular folks, but also the rich and famous.

Actor Logan Williams, who played a young Barry Allen on CW’s The Flash and also appeared in Hallmark Channel’s When the Heart Calls, died Thursday of an overdose of fentanyl.  He was 16.

a young girl standing in front of a curtain © Liane Hentscher/The CW

Speaking to the New York Post,  Marlyse Williams said her young son had a three-year battle with addiction. She hopes by speaking out on it that she can help stem the rising opioid crisis, where teen mortality rates continue to rise.


The opioid crises also claimed the life of another young man, Beckett Cypher, Melissa Etheridge’s son with her former partner Julie Cypher. He was 21.

photo credit: Chris DELMAS , AFP

“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” the statement from Etheridge said. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today.”


This craziness must end.  We have a mental health crises in the U.S. made much worse by the existing pandemic.  Enough of the millions of dollars that are handed out to NPR and the Kennedy Center.  Enough talk of millions going to Planned Parenthood.  We need a comprehensive mental health program starting in our schools.  It will cost many millions for a program of this scope to succeed.  We have the money, but it’s going to organizations with political clout.  Enough already !



Author: Dennis Hickey

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