POP CULTURE AND DRUG ABUSE: Is it creating a climate where drug use is okay?”
More than 100 people a day are dying from drug overdoses of familiar illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine, as well as pills. And the number keeps climbing.
This deadly drug epidemic is impacting every type of community. In many cities, first responders now carry overdose antidotes.
At the same time, some of the most popular songs in the US on the Billboard charts are about drugs…The Weekend’s “I Can’t Feel My Face,” Pop star Tove Love’s “Habits – Stay High” and many popular hip hop songs from huge stars like Young Thug “Halftime” and many others.