Americana / Acoustic Blues / Rock
Jim St. James and Zkott Jordans
with/ Evan Clifford on bass and Joseph Dean Largent on drums.

Opioid/heroin stats and referral information are below the lyrics.

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Throw that Needle Down
The Jordans & James Band
www.JordansandJames.com
©2017 Jim St. James BMI
All Rights Reserved

Produced by:
"Rayn Cloud Productions LLC (2017)
rayncloudproductions.com
rayncloudproduction@gmail.com

Produced and Directed by: Rachel Diaz & Ryan Malarik

Lyrics:

Throw that Needle Down

So we're going down that road again
Barreling down a one way street
Not a stop light or a round-a-bout
Nothing discreet

Cutting hearts out like a power saw
Deep the scars filled high with pain
Smoke and ashes are no metaphor
That black tar in your veins

Because, death waits in your corner
Till you're 6 feet underground
Rise up to redemption
Throw that needle down
You'd better throw that needle down

Voices cryin' all around you
Still you hold the smokin' gun
The smell of death surrounds you
and soon the damage is done

Because, death waits in your corner
Till you're 6 feet underground
Rise up to redemption
Throw that needle down
Better throw that needle down

♪♪♪

Because, death waits in your corner
Till you're 6 feet underground
Rise up to redemption
Throw that needle down

Cause that's you in the graveyard
You're family you've drowned
Rise up to redemption
Throw that needle down
Better throw that needle down

©2016 Jim St. James BMI
All Rights Reserved

*Notes

*The purpose of this song and video is to raise additional awareness of the frightening reality of opioid and heroin addiction. 

*National Opioid Overdose Stats

Over 59,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, in 2016. The most ever. Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic.

This is the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data.

The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.

Although the data is preliminary, all evidence suggests the problem has continued to worsen in 2017.

Referral:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: (800)662-4357. Write this number down. Save it. Put it in your purse or wallet or BETTER YET, save it to your cell phone. At this very time, almost everyone in the United States has lost friends, co-workers, neighbors or family to this epidemic OR knows of friends, co-workers, neighbors or family that have suffered a loss. It also means that we're hearing about those who are currently suffering addiction. This connectivity means that we, the general public, are becoming more aware and can make a difference by stepping up and sharing this resource information among ourselves. Many don't know how to go about getting help for themselves or those they love and unfortunately call on private clinics and hotlines that promise results but at the cost of thousands and thousands of dollars for their treatment protocols. Many can't afford this and are left feeling hopeless and with nowhere to turn, as if they don't feel hopeless enough already..

Share this number (800)662-4357 when the conversation comes up in your circles. Post flyers at work and on public bulletin boards. Share this video on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter or Google+. The more we can share this number and website (www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator ) the more of a difference we can make in changing lives. The lives of those addicted and those who suffer through their connection to the addicted. The sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, uncles and aunts, co-workers, friends, neighbors and the list goes on...

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Call at 1-800-662-4357 www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator

The above website lets you search by location to find referrals for assistance with addiction. They can find help with Medicare, Medicaid, or any state sponsored insurance or if you are seeking free help.. SAMHSA can provide you with several program options to fit your needs.

For more info on opioid and heroin addiction, this is also a very informative site packed with stories of survivors and info about addiction itself:

https://heroinaddictionstories.com/he...


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This song, video and referral information is dedicated to the memory of someone we loved.