The First Step To An American Dream

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Hello, it’s Dr. Abraham again! Thank you for returning to my blog.

In my initial post, I explained that I created this blog in the hopes that it will help someone who is struggling with addiction. I have dedicated my life to serving others with addiction issues, and working as a psychiatrist allows me to help addicts and other mental health patients.

I am very grateful and happy with my career, but it is never what I saw myself becoming when I was growing up. When I was younger, I wanted to be famous. I didn’t care how or doing what, I just wanted people to know my name and see me perform. I had no plans for what my career would exactly be. I considered singing, dancing, standup comedy… anything that would put me in front of a crowd and have people pay to see me.

It’s funny to think about this now, because there isn’t really a performance aspect at all to my work, yet people still pay to see me.

I wanted to move from Israel to the US because America has two of the greatest cities in the world, especially for performers and celebrities: Los Angeles and New York City. I thought my first step to stardom would be to get to one of those cities.

Sadly, although I applied for several universities in both cities, I either wasn’t accepted or the schools were impossibly expensive.

I did get into an affordable school in the Midwest though (I won’t disclose the name of the university) and thought that at least it was America. It wasn’t a big city, but I was still getting closer to my dream!

What I didn’t know at the time was that the Midwest is the meth capital of America and that I would become dangerously addicted to that monstrous drug.

Studies show that while the opioid crisis is getting all the media attention, meth use has crept up as well. Meth use is more common in small, rural towns than in large cities. This is large because it can be made at home with common store ingredients (such as cold medicine and household cleaners) without requiring a lot of specialized knowledge, skill, or equipment. Meth abuse is also like an infestation; once it reaches a small town, it can quickly spread and take over the region like a disease.

This article is briefly explaining some of the history and geography of methamphetamine.