Drug overdose is a terrifying national problem. It’s an epidemic, and it’s on the rise. Unfortunately, some people using drugs can slide under the radar. Others see drugs come into a friend’s or family member’s life, overtaking them day by day. In an effort to stop this drug epidemic in Fort Worth, our team of investigators use K9 dogs for private drug searches. What we do alerts our minds to these issues, always paying attention to the drug scene, recovery options, and nearly everything else in conjunction. Today, we’re going to focus on how an example of today’s pop culture is addressing the drug epidemic in the United States.
American Pop Culture, The Drug Epidemic, And How Our K9 Dog Drug Team Connects
American Pop Culture
“Kevin” by Macklemore
Hip-hop singer and songwriter Ben Haggerty, commonly known by his stage name Macklemore, recently released a thought-provoking album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. On this album is a song called “Kevin,” a song that puts the narrator directly in contact with a friend who overdosed on painkillers. It is real. It is raw. It calls for action. Here’s a bit:
“Might as well go crack a seal and might as well go chug a bottle
Might as well go pop a pill and band-aid that problem
And escape this world, vacate this world
Cause I hate myself
No praying’s gonna cure this pain
Doctor, please, give me a dose of the American Dream
Put down the pen and look in my eyes
We’re in the waiting room and something ain’t right
All this is on you, we’re over prescribed”
The song continues.
“But me? I don’t blame Kev or his mom freebasing while pregnant with him
I blame the pharmacy companies
And country that spends trillions fighting the war they supplying themselves
Politicians and business and jail
Public defenders and judges who fail
Look at Kevin, look at Kevin
Now he’s wrapped in plastic
First dealer was his mom’s medicine cabinet
Got anxiety, better go and give him a Xanax
Focus, give him Adderall, sleep, give him Ambien
‘Til he’s walking ’round the city looking like a mannequin
Ups and downs, shooting up prescriptions you’re handing him
So America, is it really worth it? I’m asking you”
The Drug Epidemic
As we briefly touched on in the intro and as can be read in the lyrics, there’s more to the drug epidemic than the stereotypical slingin’ drugs on the street and drugs only affecting the weak. Drugs are killing people each and every day, and it’s time to approach the problem head on.
How Our K9 Dog Drug Team Connects
We are fully prepared to approach this drug epidemic by your side. Do you know someone who is on the verge of becoming Kevin but can’t quite find the way to save him? Hiring our team of private investigators and K9 drug dogs means hiring a team who is dedicated to sniffing out the drugs that might take your friend’s life. Finding the drugs that are causing the problem is the first step to healing from an addiction and epidemic.
Hire our private investigators, RK Agency, and our K9 drug dogs for a thorough drug search in Fort Worth and Granbury, Texas.