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Why are you not asking what you need to do to get a raise and then doing it better than what they expect!? Why are you not proving you're better at your job than everyone else?! Why are you not on hiring websites and in the newspaper classifieds every single day looking for higher paying jobs? Why are you not updating your resume and sending it out? Why are you not filling out applications? Why are you not starting a side business? What are your excuses for your mediocre income? Why are you choosing to complain about your income instead of doing something about it? Why are you accepting it? Stop thinking you don't have the job skills to get hired. A lot of time, they'll hire you and train you on the job! Stop thinking you aren't good enough. There's people a lot dumber than you making a lot more money than you simply because they went after it. Stop being afraid of the job change. The change of pace and environment is completely worth it. The opioid addiction epidemic now ravaging this country exceeds dependency on any other substance, including alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine. An important innovation in this fifth era is a new medical treatment of opioid dependence, which has not been widely adopted despite its strong promise. In 2002, introduced by federal legislation called DATA 2000, an office-based prescription treatment for opioid dependence became legal and available in the United States. The medication is buprenorphine, an opioid taken sublingually (and more recently in other preparations) that occupies the same brain receptors as do heroin, morphine, and prescription opioids. The hope was that because a month's supply could be prescribed by a physician who took a course and registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration, this agent would help stem the tide of growing opioid dependence in America.

But its prescription has been slow--first with doctors being limited to treating a maximum of only 30 patients (later 100, and now with special permission 275), limited insurance coverage and payment, required training (the only drug in America requiring a course and a special DEA license designation), and stigma among the medical community regarding people with substance use disorders. The gap remains too great: many more people can benefit from buprenorphine than currently do. Our lack of responsibility to ourselves occasionally crops up in our interactions with others. We find it difficult to relax when we have legitimate free time, because we feel guilty over all the tasks we still haven't gotten around to. We feel fatigued from the near constant states of worry, anxiety, and self-hate that plague our minds. Escape from responsibility becomes of paramount importance to us. Some of us further our escapism through the use and abuse of alcohol, recreational drugs, or other addictions. You begin to distrust your sense of judgment. We actively seek distractions just when it's time for dealing with unpleasant tasks. We find ourselves dumbfounded by the fact that our problems seem self-inflicted. We make promises to ourselves, but fail to keep them. We worry that we'll always procrastinate. But the burden of dealing with a depressed family member is frequently draining, especially for someone with a depressed spouse or a parent with a depressed child. Acting as a full-time caregiver for someone with depression is an enormous challenge. Even when the depression is relatively mild, encouraging depressed people to be more active, to take proper care of themselves, or even to communicate more can be a thankless task. Many depressed people may even resent these efforts or view themselves as being hopeless. Along with caretaking responsibilities, caregivers may also be required to do many of those activities that depressed people may not have the energy to do themselves. This can include managing finances, taking over work responsibilities (if possible), and interacting with legal and government services on their behalf. Considering the kind of strain faced by caregivers, it's hardly surprising that they are especially prone to developing emotional problems themselves, not to mention the physical problems that go along with chronic stress. While friends and family members may try to take over some of this burden, it is extremely easy to burn out because of the pressures as well as develop a sense of hopelessness if the depression fails to improve.

The first part is true. The second part isn't. I am happy with my ear. It earned me the nickname Evander Holyfield in high school and, for a guy who wears tweed, glasses and elbow patches on a regular basis, it was the closest I ever came to having a bad-boy image. The real reason I am here is to understand what you could call the beauty arms race. Estimates based on statistics from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate that one in fifty have turned to the knife or the needle in Korea, putting the country in first position on a per capita basis: twenty procedures per thousand people, compared with thirteen per thousand in the US. The UK is not included in these statistics, but data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons found that 51,140 procedures were carried out in 2015, which would put the UK at around 0.8 procedures per thousand people. However, it has been suggested that the numbers in Korea may be considerably higher, as procedures which take place at private clinics may not be registered - some reports say that 20 per cent of the female population has had plastic surgery at least once in their lives, while others claim as many as 50 per cent of women under the age of thirty have undergone cosmetic surgery in Seoul. Increasing your income is easy when you stop doubting yourself. Decide you're going to do whatever it takes and just do it. It's possible to make as much money as you want - you just have to believe you can have it. Saving money is painful but necessary. We're spending money in so many ways that our ego, emotions, and inner-child say is necessary, but in reality, they're not. We're wasting money on things that help us avoid discomfort, but are also non-essential to our health and survival. To get your finances together, trim the financial fat. Get rid of every single expense you don't need. Stop spending money at places you don't need to spend it. Find every single hole money is leaking out of and plug it. Do you really NEED a cable or satellite subscription with 250 channels? No.

Do you NEED cable? No. Do you even NEED a TV? Not really. Do you NEED a timeshare in the Bahamas? Of course not. Do you NEED a PlayStation subscription for online gaming? No. Do you NEED porn site subscriptions? No. Do you NEED a $600/mo car payment? No. Do you NEED an $1,800/mo apartment or house payment? No. Until you get your financial act together, you can't afford non-essential, entertainment, and luxurious items. You can't afford the illusion of success and money. You can't afford the luxurious car. You can't afford the expensive home. You can't afford valet parking. You can't afford the casino.

You can't afford going out and partying. You can't afford the cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. You can't afford vacations. You can't afford restaurants. You can't afford pizza and delivery. You can't afford shopping at the mall. You can't afford cable television. You can't afford Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. You can't afford the latest smartphones. You can't afford the latest headphones. You can't afford the newest pair of Jordan's. You can't afford the latest clothes and fashion. You can't afford online video games. You can't afford internet subscriptions for your sexual addictions. What can be done to understand and respond better to our country's opioid epidemic? And to the use of, abuse of, and dependence on other common drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, crystal meth, stimulant pills, tranquilizers, sedatives, and marijuana? The answers do not lie in an ongoing attachment and investment in the criminalization of drug use and abuse. The answers do not lie in exhorting people to stop, young and not so young. The answers are public-health in nature: prevention, early intervention, effective and comprehensive treatment programs, and a cultural shift toward understanding not just the neuroscience of addiction but also the psychological and social dimensions central to the commencement and continuation of addictive behaviors. Today we are witnessing a high point of drug use that exceeds that in all prior eras, and this is especially true of opioid use.