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Aging Millenial
Nov 24, 2016

by zen death robot


https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/20/o...e-skyrocketing/

quote:

We are running out of ways to emphasize how dire the opioid overdose crisis has become. In 2015, United States drug overdose deaths exceeded 50,000; 30,000 involved opioids. There were more deaths from opioid overdose than not only from motor vehicle accidents, but also than from HIV/AIDS at the peak of the epidemic in 1995

Yes, easy access to opioids in the first place is a problem, but that's NOT why the people are dying. They're dying because they can't get clean opioids after their supply of pills runs out.

My brother recently went to a free rehab program for alcoholism. He left there after two days because so many fellow patients kept offering him heroin.

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Tolkien minority
Feb 14, 2012




Aging Millenial posted:

[url]https://capitolfax.com/2017/03/20/opiod-overdose-deaths-are-skyrocketing//url]


Yes, easy access to opioids in the first place is a problem, but that's NOT why the people are dying. They're dying because they can't get clean opioids after their supply of pills runs out.

My brother recently went to a free rehab program for alcoholism. He left there after two days because so many fellow patients kept offering him heroin.

lmbo

No. 6
Jun 30, 2002



Fallen Rib

Religion is the opiate of the masses, OP.

Jimmy Hats
May 8, 2012

Hail Satan

Gosh Bles



Like saying no to drugs is correct and good but also makes your brother a huge pussy OP

No. 6
Jun 30, 2002



Fallen Rib

I think we should ban religion is what I'm saying.

1gnoirents
Jun 28, 2014


weird, I'll take a hydro or oxy if im in pain or once in a blue moon it might be relaxing but i just dont get the appeal. taking more than even a regular real dose seems uncomfortable and not pleasurable to me at all. I get like every other drug but not that one. I mean id understand if it was heroin probably but just regular rear end pills??

No. 6
Jun 30, 2002



Fallen Rib

Other opiates too.

Tolkien minority
Feb 14, 2012




imo we should start writing shitloads of scripts for k for pain that would be a far more hilarious painkiller epidemic to witness

Luxury Communism
Aug 22, 2015



bernie sanders is my opiate

Aging Millenial
Nov 24, 2016

by zen death robot


Jimmy Hats posted:

Like saying no to drugs is correct and good but also makes your brother a huge pussy OP

He is very susceptible to going own this road given his already existing substance abuse problem. Least I can I do is scare him everyday about so many people dying of heroin.

He told me the horrible story of some 19 year old girl shooting up heroin at a party he was at and I'm like this girl is going to be dead next week.

Tolkien minority
Feb 14, 2012




Aging Millenial posted:

He is very susceptible to going own this road given his already existing substance abuse problem. Least I can I do is scare him everyday about so many people dying of heroin.

He told me the horrible story of some 19 year old girl shooting up heroin at a party he was at and I'm like this girl is going to be dead next week.

if someone wants to kill themselves with drugs thats their right as a fuckin american

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



man this stresses me out. *takes half a vicodin*

1gnoirents
Jun 28, 2014


Hell Yeah posted:

man this stresses me out. *takes half a vicodin*

dude smoke some weed !!! I dont get it!

Rasta_Al
Jul 14, 2001

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


Fun Shoe

Tolkien minority posted:

if someone wants to kill themselves with drugs thats their right as a fuckin american

But only if they're legal drugs being pushed by big pharm

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004
No sense in punishing everyone

Pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in making sure there's an opioid epidemic. Those same companies hand out tons of money to politicians, so this poo poo will never get fixed.

food court bailiff
Oct 2, 2007

order in the sbarro


Soiled Meat

Marijuana is not the ultra safe cool drug every stoner ever tells you it is, but it's still insane that it's illegal most places. States that have legalized marijuana use see substantial drops in opioid addiction levels and OD deaths.

Jose Oquendo posted:

Pharmaceutical companies have a vested interest in making sure there's an opioid epidemic. Those same companies hand out tons of money to politicians, so this poo poo will never get fixed.

Also this - it sounds like some kind of crazy conspiracy theory but it's 100% true.

PokeCrysis
Apr 15, 2013



Luxury Communism posted:

bernie sanders is my opiate

i took a sander and now it berns when i pee

Rasta_Al
Jul 14, 2001

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


Fun Shoe

Hardcore drugs like weed are way worse imo. Just the other day a neighbor down the road lost a son because he shot up weed. Found him in his bedroom with a needle in his arm and a Peter Tosh album skipping on the record needle

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004
No sense in punishing everyone

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-...pidemic-2016-12


Some interesting WV factoids:

Between 2011 and 2013, West Virginia suffered from a rate of 33.5 drug overdoses per 100,000 people, compared to a national average of 13.4 deaths

Kermit WV, population 392, received shipments of nearly nine million highly addictive and potentially lethal hydrocodone pills to a single pharmacy over a two-year period.

"Wyoming County, where shipments of OxyContin have doubled in recent years, the county’s overdose death rate leads the nation, with 54.6 per 100,000. “One mom-and-pop pharmacy in Oceana received 600 times as many oxycodone pills as the Rite Aid drugstore just eight blocks away,” according to the newspaper’s report."

Major drug wholesalers flooded the state with 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills. WV has a population of about 2 million.



This will never get fixed. WV Senator Joe Manchin's daughter is the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, one of the biggest generic drug manufacturers in the world.

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



1gnoirents posted:

dude smoke some weed !!! I dont get it!

don't worry i am

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 7 days!


People who have good character don't get pleasure from opioids except for the pain relief

the people who get addicted to legitimately prescribed pills have bad character

GORILLA BASTARD
Jun 20, 2005
SEXUAL DYNAMO

No. 6 posted:

I think we should ban religion is what I'm saying.

Testify my brother!

The Brown Menace
Dec 24, 2010

Now comes in all colors.




Jose Oquendo posted:

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-...pidemic-2016-12


Some interesting WV factoids:

Between 2011 and 2013, West Virginia suffered from a rate of 33.5 drug overdoses per 100,000 people, compared to a national average of 13.4 deaths

Kermit WV, population 392, received shipments of nearly nine million highly addictive and potentially lethal hydrocodone pills to a single pharmacy over a two-year period.

"Wyoming County, where shipments of OxyContin have doubled in recent years, the county’s overdose death rate leads the nation, with 54.6 per 100,000. “One mom-and-pop pharmacy in Oceana received 600 times as many oxycodone pills as the Rite Aid drugstore just eight blocks away,” according to the newspaper’s report."

Major drug wholesalers flooded the state with 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills. WV has a population of about 2 million.



This will never get fixed. WV Senator Joe Manchin's daughter is the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, one of the biggest generic drug manufacturers in the world.

remember when bernie went to a townhall in wv and got a standing ovation, proving conclusively that hes a racexist

Jimmy Hats
May 8, 2012

Hail Satan

Gosh Bles



Ein cooler Typ posted:

People who have good character don't get pleasure from opioids except for the pain relief

the people who get addicted to legitimately prescribed pills have bad character

well yeah this goes without saying

Edgar Allan Pwned
Apr 3, 2011

Quoth the Raven "I love the power glove. It's so bad..."


Columbus OH has a fentanyl related death about once a day.

RIP bitches

PokeCrysis
Apr 15, 2013



Ein cooler Typ posted:

People who have good character don't get pleasure from opioids except for the pain relief

the people who get addicted to legitimately prescribed pills have bad character

i'd say the exact opposite is true

Putty
Mar 21, 2013


my Dad kept me off hard drugs by throwing a dead hooker at me while playing videogames whenever i least expected it

myDad
Jan 20, 2010

ceci n'est pas mon père

College Slice

Putty posted:

my Dad kept me off hard drugs by throwing a dead hooker at me while playing videogames whenever i least expected it

You're welcome

Fuck da Mods
Jun 27, 2013

fina get poz'd?


its sad isnt it? this is what marijuana does to a nation

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015


That is cool and good imo. More deads = more jobs for everyone!

Magnitogorsk.
Nov 14, 2004



opiods have a long way to go to catch up to alcohol at killing people, let alone tobacco lol

Edgar Allan Pwned
Apr 3, 2011

Quoth the Raven "I love the power glove. It's so bad..."


Colonel Cancer posted:

That is cool and good imo. More deads = more jobs for everyone!


But do i want the jobs that a heavily drug addled person can do?? I need more programmers to start opiod abuse.

PromethiumX
Mar 5, 2003


I can't drive anywhere without seeing 3 cops sitting running radar. If I go 2 blocks west I get offered prescription drugs by random dudes at the gas station when I pull up to the pump.

Shows where the priorities really are.

emoji
Jun 4, 2004


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LAwS2piHrU

myDad
Jan 20, 2010

ceci n'est pas mon père

College Slice


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5u1sLJEmEo

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004

Thank You,
Thank You,
Thank You GOD!


we solved aids though

EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!

thread, ban OPioids

Jim Barris
Aug 13, 2009

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


I had to hit this girl with some narcan once cause she was obv dying and my reward was her punching me in the face. I had an EMT tell me once this is relatively common with hitting a dying opiate addict with narcan they tend to come out of it super pissed that you just saved their life.

myDad
Jan 20, 2010

ceci n'est pas mon père

College Slice

Dang It Bhabhi! posted:

we solved aids though

Turns out the real aids was inside us the whole time!

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Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015


EorayMel posted:

thread, ban OPiods

OPoid epidemic out of control

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