Let's start a REVOLUTION...SIGN a PETITION Declaring ALCOHOL ABUSE a NATIONAL EMERGENCY!
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Dear Mr. President,
You keep announcing that the opioid crisis is a national emergency. Even more so, I believe that Alcohol Abuse a national emergency. The reason is simple. Many are using Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and do not understand how deadly the the combination when self-medicating with alcohol and easily can cause accidental overdose.
You also stated that "we're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.” We must also act on ALCOHOL ABUSE, which is causing suffering and death for millions as we speak. The time to act is now. An estimated 241 PEOPLE DIE EVERY DAY from ALCOHOL ABUSE and the diseases that stem from it. On average, 142 people die from the opiate crisis per day (99 LESS than from ALCOHOL ABUSE). The time has come to act and not hide the problem any longer. I have spoken to thousands on the front lines of the opioid epidemic and many agree that the underlying problem is alcohol use and its deadly combination when mixed with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). The problem lies in that the medications curb the appetite for opiates but do nothing to stem the urge for other addictions including alcohol use. This is what is causing overdose and death daily. It is time to wake up and realize the heartbeat of the problem and stop the blaming and hysteria. Ultimately, when overdose patients arrive at the emergency rooms across America the alcohol use combination is getting lost in translation by the user and by our enabling society that continues to turn a blind eye on a dreadful problem.
Too many Americans have been affected directly and/or indirectly by alcoholism, and it is time to stop the cycle of alcohol-related neglect and abuse. People are suffering with the legal drug alcohol that is celebrated in so many homes as a relaxer, when in fact it is anything but that to many.
The NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA) notes that ALCOHOL ABUSE causes the following: FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME, HEART ATTACK, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, CANCER, DEPRESSION, LIVER DISEASE, DIABETES, CIRRHOSIS, PANCREATITIS, DEMENTIA, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE and GOUT.
Productivity in the workplace is directly hindered related to irresponsible drinking and hangovers. On a personal level, this impacts one's quality of life. On a social and economic level, this means the loss of BILLIONS of dollars and countless hours of productivity.
Mr. President, I ask you to take this subject that affects so many American families to heart. It is time to stop the madness and act today. I beg you, Mr. President, to sign this National Emergency Declaration under the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act. Please sign both declarations to make the difference and help solve the opiate epidemic in the process. Mr. Trump you can actually help solve a national systemic problem that has been raging for generations by calling ALCOHOL ABUSE a true National Emergency.
As we speak, the opiate epidemic is only the part of the iceberg that is showing; but the true problem is what you can’t see. ALCOHOL ABUSE is the underlying issue, and it has been gaining momentum for a over a century. It is time to save our future, Mr. President. The time to act is today.
Please sign this petition to start the REVOLUTION for change and a brighter future, today!
Sincerely, Angela Einstein, Founder AEinstein Universe
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