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(Sun Sentinel)   Rapid rise in baby boomer drug addicts reported. So, where's that "Just Say No" crap at now, grandpa?   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 162
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2012-06-17 06:50:43 PM
As has been said... the Baby Boomers were the ones who perpetuated the "Drugs are bad, Just Say No" bullshiat and made it an advertising slogan after they finished snorting and smoking their way through the 60s and 70s.

Subby wasn't wrong.
 
2012-06-17 07:00:27 PM
Thinkin' about old dudes bein' dopers is creepy!
 
2012-06-17 07:03:49 PM

Molavian: Bongo Blue: And I should live long enough to see GenXers screw things up.

Not once we take over.


I like your style. We can use a man like you in HR.
 
2012-06-17 07:22:43 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Perhaps the 'Boomers' are stealing the drugs from their children and grandchildren who are still living with or have moved back in with them.


Happens all the time -- especially with prescription drugs. My mom's an elementary school nurse. Its amazing how the same families every single month claim to be shorted by the pharmacy on their child's Aderrall or Vivanse prescription. You'd really think they'd find a better pharmacy or, you know, report a pharmacy that misfilled a Schedule II prescription. The smarter ones get their kids' dosage raised and pocket the new "excess".

In fairness though, as they get older, their children and grandchildren will be stealing Medicare-paid prescription opiates, benzos, and hypnotics from them.

/ Then again, since that's probably the only Medicare benefit most of us younger people will ever get, we might as well take advantage while we can.
 
2012-06-17 08:32:10 PM

Mugato: Victims. The boomers weren't the ones being lectured to.


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What boomers not being lectured to might look like.
 
2012-06-17 11:56:07 PM
I'm amazed at the amount of people who honestly think that groups of people vote and think according to their birth year. Guess what kids, you'll have just as many facists and hippies amongst your number as the boomers did.
Welcome to the human race.
 
2012-06-18 05:47:19 AM
Let me guess....benzos and painkillers? Like the rest of America's new drug addicts?

Old people typically have some degree of health problems like pain as they get older and many start taking Oxy or Vicodin to treat the pain. Maybe even a little Ambien (I've got a script for that...that shiat is POWERFUL) or Xanax for sleep or anxiety problems. The problems arise when you start washing down the pills with vodka instead of water or doubling up on doses. Then you develop a nasty little dependency and start pill shopping to supplement your prescription. Pills don't have the stigma of street drugs, but they're almost equally addictive. You also don't have to drive into a scary inner city neighborhood to pick them up, which makes them more attractive to boomers.

Doctors are probably more likely to write scrips for painkillers for a doctor shopping boomer because they're way more likely to have chronic pain than some dipshiat in their 20's who's obviously trying to score opiates to abuse. It also seems like (at least from the article) that the booze and pill cocktail is really how they're getting in serious trouble. The crack thing is a bit of a surprise...then again this IS a South Florida newspaper.
 
2012-06-18 10:00:40 AM

HairBolus: A Fark Handle: HairBolus: FTFA: "The younger people are when they take their first drink or their first toke, the more likely they are to become addicted adults, Hall said, due to brain development not being complete until about age 25." This sounds like an old wives tale. Is there any research to back this up?

What is probably true is that if someone has a bad addiction to alcohol or drugs as a teenager they also are likely to be addicted to something late in life. I don't know if there is any research on whether such early addicts who become "clean" during their middle life revert in later years.

plenty of research, but lots of confounding. ... the correlation between a 12-year-old drinking whiskey and later drug/alcohol problems is there. ...

True, but the FTFA old wives tale doesn't distinguish between a 12 year old who has had 1 taste of whiskey vs a 12 year old alcoholic.


well both are more likely (not causal, just correlated) to have drug and alcohol problems later in life. but again there's a lot of confounding.
 
2012-06-18 10:11:55 AM

StoneColdAtheist: But while you're sulking, do a little research. It's not boomers who are in debt. It's you youngn's. Us boomers have jobs, own businesses, homes and equities, and are paying our way. You have a degree in something squishy, a minimum wage McJob and a shiat-pile of college loan debt. Good luck with that.


yep the boomers that went to college when it was affordable and a sizable portion of aid was in the form of grants. after attending well funded public high schools. or could just jobs that paid a living wage with just a high school degree thanks to strong unions. they entering the last job market that had wages raising with productivity. then it was the boomers turn to pay it back to the next generation, they basically said, "fark you. i've got mine. let's do some coke and vote for reagan since he claims we don't have to pay for shiat, but can still have it all..." and ta-da we are where we are. crumbling infrastructure, college grads with massive debt, etc. thanks.

but maybe now that wall street stole enough from everyone the boomers might consider trying to reverse the years of shiat they have caused. i can only hope, but...
 
2012-06-18 11:18:25 AM

ghare: The biggest mistake boomers made was having gen-x-y-z lazy losers as children.


Oh, so we can add "crappy parents" to their list of failures.
 
2012-06-18 02:46:36 PM

PiffMan420: Let me guess....benzos and painkillers? Like the rest of America's new drug addicts?

Old people typically have some degree of health problems like pain as they get older and many start taking Oxy or Vicodin to treat the pain. Maybe even a little Ambien (I've got a script for that...that shiat is POWERFUL) or Xanax for sleep or anxiety problems. The problems arise when you start washing down the pills with vodka instead of water or doubling up on doses. Then you develop a nasty little dependency and start pill shopping to supplement your prescription. Pills don't have the stigma of street drugs, but they're almost equally addictive. You also don't have to drive into a scary inner city neighborhood to pick them up, which makes them more attractive to boomers.

Doctors are probably more likely to write scrips for painkillers for a doctor shopping boomer because they're way more likely to have chronic pain than some dipshiat in their 20's who's obviously trying to score opiates to abuse. It also seems like (at least from the article) that the booze and pill cocktail is really how they're getting in serious trouble. The crack thing is a bit of a surprise...then again this IS a South Florida newspaper.


And peer reviewed by your friend and mine, Rick Scott.
Take a lesson. That prick is sneaking in your backdoor, stealing your drugs.
 
2012-06-18 07:42:23 PM

Shirley Ujest: I was at a friends cottage and I had a bit of a headache. My friends mother offered me a vicodin and told me to "Stay ahead of the pain." .


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