One of the most prevalent outcomes of abortion is shame and guilt that the mother suffers, sometimes for years. This is the most common postabortion syndrome symptom. A study in 2004 showed that just over 50% of American women who have had an abortion felt it was wrong to do so (Coleman, 4). This indicates that they probably did not want to have an abortion in the first place. Because they believe they are doing something wrong, they will have difficulty talking about it. Many women hide this secret. This self-protective measure is self-defeating, women need support and help if they are going to heal from the devastating effects of an abortion, yet many of them are too ashamed to talk about it.
Long-term Klonopin use also affects memory. BMJ 2 explains, “Benzodiazepine use is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease…Unwarranted long term use of these drugs should be considered as a public health concern.” The effects of long-term Klonopin use are serious enough to warrant a need for public action. Addiction is more than an individual disease. It affects families and communities. It affects you now and long into the future. Ending Klonopin and other drug use gives you the opportunity to restore and protect your mental and physical health. It gives you the opportunity to develop real coping skills and build a joyful, enjoyable, and drug-free life.