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2021-10-13 3:39:17 PM  
Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way
 
2021-10-13 4:36:42 PM  
Wish the Sackler family would die off their own supply.
 
2021-10-13 4:40:05 PM  
Addiction and mental health access in this country took a massive hit during the pandemic. Our government should work on fixing that
 
2021-10-13 4:40:17 PM  
From the headline: Hit? High? Now I want some drugs!!!
 
2021-10-13 4:42:04 PM  
Pennsylvania: Pill Mills and Dirty Cops
 
2021-10-13 4:42:12 PM  
A friend's daughter recently died due to fentanyl.
 
2021-10-13 4:42:50 PM  
One of the best Chappelle lines: "now I know how white people felt about the crack epidemic of the 80s... Because I don't care, either."
 
2021-10-13 4:44:06 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way


Not going to change the fact we live in a reality where it's brutal and depressing to be sober
 
2021-10-13 4:45:43 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way


The crackdown on prescriptions is driving higher rates.

Prescription pain killers, while bad, are affordable for the most part.  Force people to get them from the streets, their lives fall apart and they dont always know what they are ingesting.

I dont pretend to know the solution.  I wish I did, but making doctors afraid to prescribe is clearly showing not to be the answer.
 
2021-10-13 4:46:22 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: Addiction and mental health access in this country took a massive hit during the pandemic.


Isn't that a double negative?
 
2021-10-13 4:47:35 PM  

The_Sponge: A friend's daughter recently died due to fentanyl.


My friend's childhood friend died a few months ago from fentanyl. (It was bound to happen. He was an ex-Marine. He hadn't been himself in years, apparently.) Unfortunately, I know a few people who died from fentanyl over the last five years.
 
2021-10-13 4:48:15 PM  

I sound fat: AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way

The crackdown on prescriptions is driving higher rates.

Prescription pain killers, while bad, are affordable for the most part.  Force people to get them from the streets, their lives fall apart and they dont always know what they are ingesting.

I dont pretend to know the solution.  I wish I did, but making doctors afraid to prescribe is clearly showing not to be the answer.


Their lives aren't falling apart. It's fetanyl cut into street drugs driving a lot of this. Some ODs are people seeking an alternative to prescriptions, others are just people accidentally ODing because they have an unknown substance they think is something they're familiar with.
 
2021-10-13 4:49:35 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way


Or let drugs be legal.  And let manufacturers pay for rehab, as needed/wanted/ordered. As it comes up.
That's the rational and moral thing to do
 
2021-10-13 4:50:09 PM  
Opioids are the opioids of the masses.
 
2021-10-13 4:50:32 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: Addiction and mental health access in this country took a massive hit during the pandemic. Our government should work on fixing that


Ain't that the truth. I regularly saw a therapist for anxiety and just general life issues, but once March 2020 rolled around everything shut down and I couldn't get a therapy session for months. Finally stuff started opening up but then everyone wanted to do tele-visits/zoom and it may not seem like a big deal, but that took all the intimacy out of it which makes it feel less personal and it's less helpful. Even today it's all tele-visits/zoom. My problems are minor in the grand scheme of things, I can't imagine what it's like for addicts whose help suddenly stopped.
 
2021-10-13 4:54:01 PM  

I sound fat: The crackdown on prescriptions is driving higher rates.

Prescription pain killers, while bad, are affordable for the most part.  Force people to get them from the streets, their lives fall apart and they dont always know what they are ingesting.

I dont pretend to know the solution.  I wish I did, but making doctors afraid to prescribe is clearly showing not to be the answer.


Attacking the supply never works. Look at the War on Drugs and Prohibition.

You have to get rid of the demand.

Addiction help for the people on pills already.

Don't be careless with prescriptions in the first place.

Deal with the underlying cause of pain instead of just the symptoms.

Right To Die. If you have incurable chronic pain condition suicide is not an irrational decision.
 
2021-10-13 4:55:24 PM  
That number would be a lot higher without naloxone.

A neighbor had someone overdose at their place about a year ago. With the ambulance response time, I'm not sure they would have made it if I didn't have it on-hand.

Get some and keep it close by whenever you can, you never know when you might need it.
 
2021-10-13 5:06:13 PM  

Karma Chameleon: AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way

Not going to change the fact we live in a reality where it's brutal and depressing to be sober


Yeah, but weed is usually enough to cope with that.
 
2021-10-13 5:06:37 PM  

I sound fat: AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way

The crackdown on prescriptions is driving higher rates.

Prescription pain killers, while bad, are affordable for the most part.  Force people to get them from the streets, their lives fall apart and they dont always know what they are ingesting.

I dont pretend to know the solution.  I wish I did, but making doctors afraid to prescribe is clearly showing not to be the answer.


My BIL is a doctor who refuses to give a prescription for any pain killer unless the patient goes to a pain clinic and gets an order from them.  He wanted back up records in case the DEA comes looking. The pain clinic ordered it.
When he took over a rural doctor's practice he said about 70 % of the patients were on oxycontin.
He started cracking down and wasn't renewing their prescriptions.  One guy he denied a refill came in a few days later complaining of excruciating pain due to a gunshot wound in his foot. BIL got him to admit he shot himself on purpose to get more of that sweet Oxy.

Rehab needs to be covered fully with insurance or without.
 
2021-10-13 5:07:22 PM  

ryebread: That number would be a lot higher without naloxone.

A neighbor had someone overdose at their place about a year ago. With the ambulance response time, I'm not sure they would have made it if I didn't have it on-hand.

Get some and keep it close by whenever you can, you never know when you might need it.


That and trying to go clean. And dumb ass dosages.
That would happen less with legal dope and labels and weening off doses.
 
2021-10-13 5:08:18 PM  
I'm thinking that the people that overdosed hit the all time high!
 
2021-10-13 5:08:30 PM  

waxbeans: AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way

Or let drugs be legal.  And let manufacturers pay for rehab, as needed/wanted/ordered. As it comes up.
That's the rational and moral thing to do


Rational? Moral? Son, this is America. Now drink your corn syrup and watch some reality TV while the 1% loots the nation and pisses on what's left.
 
2021-10-13 5:09:37 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: waxbeans: AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way

Or let drugs be legal.  And let manufacturers pay for rehab, as needed/wanted/ordered. As it comes up.
That's the rational and moral thing to do

Rational? Moral? Son, this is America. Now drink your corn syrup and watch some reality TV while the 1% loots the nation and pisses on what's left.


What don't the people that vote with the 1% get that...........
 
2021-10-13 5:11:58 PM  

waxbeans: Natalie Portmanteau: waxbeans: AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way

Or let drugs be legal.  And let manufacturers pay for rehab, as needed/wanted/ordered. As it comes up.
That's the rational and moral thing to do

Rational? Moral? Son, this is America. Now drink your corn syrup and watch some reality TV while the 1% loots the nation and pisses on what's left.

What don't the people that vote with the 1% get that...........


Apparently, it's pretty easy to keep people voting against their self interests when you design an entire political party to appeal to the basest human instincts.
 
2021-10-13 5:13:40 PM  
i worked on a dipstick idea that you could put in street drugs to at least get an idea of potency. That way you could know if your drugs are laced with fentanyl or not. I gave up after pitching it to a pharmacist friend of mine who stated the obvious fact that an addict isn't going to throw their drugs away because of what your strip says.
 
2021-10-13 5:14:13 PM  

Badafuco: Wish the Sackler family would die off their own supply.


If we tied some pipes to their toes I bet we'd really enjoy the noise it makes when they swing in the breeze.
 
2021-10-13 5:15:12 PM  
Stupid reporter didn't say how many of those deaths were from cannabis ODs.
 
2021-10-13 5:16:15 PM  

chasd00: i worked on a dipstick idea that you could put in street drugs to at least get an idea of potency. That way you could know if your drugs are laced with fentanyl or not. I gave up after pitching it to a pharmacist friend of mine who stated the obvious fact that an addict isn't going to throw their drugs away because of what your strip says.


Only because there are no refunds.  Which is why they need to be legal.
 
2021-10-13 5:16:26 PM  

Russ1642: Stupid reporter didn't say how many of those deaths were from cannabis ODs.


Only one. Some girl named Becky.

Sad.
 
2021-10-13 5:16:38 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: Addiction and mental health access in this country took a massive hit during the pandemic. Our government should work on fixing that


Some of them don't want to.

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2021-10-13 5:17:15 PM  

waxbeans: Which is why they need to be legal.


They need to be legal because it's dangerous going into the run-down-bad-part of town looking for dealers.
 
2021-10-13 5:17:15 PM  
You really shouldn't become addicted to opioids.

This helpful life tidbit brought to you by Captain Billy's Fish Sticks. Get hooked on fish!
 
2021-10-13 5:19:21 PM  

steklo: waxbeans: Which is why they need to be legal.

They need to be legal because it's dangerous going into the run-down-bad-part of town looking for dealers.


That's a given
 
2021-10-13 5:21:54 PM  
Say you you're a doctor in one of these backwaters that have been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. Someone comes in, and tells you they're in pain, it's constant and they can't sleep. Since there are few white collar jobs in those places, you know they're doing a physically grueling job, or, used to anyway, before work dried up because the mine was closed down because you're just noticing the Medicaid on file.

You probably throw pain killers at them - because you can't prescribe societal changes that would allow him to heal. You can't prescribe a more robust social safety net, or new jobs, or a better standard of living, or a better home; but you can make the pain go away temporarily.

Here's some oxy.
 
2021-10-13 5:22:30 PM  

Porous Horace: You really shouldn't become addicted to opioids.

This helpful life tidbit brought to you by Captain Billy's Fish Sticks. Get hooked on fish!


Did herion once. Missed the vain. Still epic. Omfg. Knew instantly why people ruin their lives. That good. Never did it again.
And I can attest.  Get really drunk, but not farked up and get in a hot bath.  Same feeling.  And not addictive.
Ymmv.
 
2021-10-13 5:27:53 PM  

waxbeans: Porous Horace: You really shouldn't become addicted to opioids.

This helpful life tidbit brought to you by Captain Billy's Fish Sticks. Get hooked on fish!

Did herion once. Missed the vain. Still epic. Omfg. Knew instantly why people ruin their lives. That good. Never did it again.
And I can attest.  Get really drunk, but not farked up and get in a hot bath.  Same feeling.  And not addictive.
Ymmv.


I've snorted it, but never injected it. Too afraid. I can do a tipsy, hot bath, though.
 
2021-10-13 5:35:50 PM  

Fonaibung: One of the best Chappelle lines: "now I know how white people felt about the crack epidemic of the 80s... Because I don't care, either."


I think being scared of black people and wanting lock them up for decades counts as some sort of caring.
 
2021-10-13 5:38:21 PM  
I can only hope these are white Trump supporters.
 
2021-10-13 5:42:10 PM  

I sound fat: AlgaeRancher: Opioids huh I thought they were cracking down on the perpetrators

/ let them be liable, it's the only way

The crackdown on prescriptions is driving higher rates.

Prescription pain killers, while bad, are affordable for the most part.  Force people to get them from the streets, their lives fall apart and they dont always know what they are ingesting.

I dont pretend to know the solution.  I wish I did, but making doctors afraid to prescribe is clearly showing not to be the answer.


Also make it so that many doctors aren't afraid to subscribe suboxone.
 
2021-10-13 5:43:08 PM  

Fonaibung: One of the best Chappelle lines: "now I know how white people felt about the crack epidemic of the 80s... Because I don't care, either."


The older I get the more I realize Dave don't like African Americans.
Especially when I see his first few appearances on Letterman, decades ago. I suspect Chappelle is a non poor kid making fun of genuinely poor people.
I think he left comedy central because he saw it too.
 
2021-10-13 5:45:29 PM  
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2021-10-13 6:01:48 PM  
On the plus side, lots of really dumb people are fully de-wormed now.
 
2021-10-13 6:14:22 PM  
Who says that euthanasia isn't alive and kicking!
 
2021-10-13 6:17:55 PM  
Make all drugs legal, it's you responsibility.  And I mean all
 
2021-10-13 6:21:56 PM  

maudibjr: Make all drugs legal, it's you responsibility.  And I mean all


I agree.  But, make the manufacturer tote the cost.
 
2021-10-13 6:36:57 PM  
Saw this memorial for opioid overdoses in Sudbury, ON (pop. 150 000) on a recent visit.  Very sobering...
(not my image - I was driving by...)
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2021-10-13 6:39:38 PM  
96,779 wow. Now let's include the Ivermectin overdose deaths... takes us to 96,781.

/not that you should take Ivermectin in lieu of getting a Covid vaccine, but is there really a need to make stuff up?
 
2021-10-13 6:54:47 PM  

proteus_b: 96,779 wow. Now let's include the Ivermectin overdose deaths... takes us to 96,781.

/not that you should take Ivermectin in lieu of getting a Covid vaccine, but is there really a need to make stuff up?


If you're going to count Ivermectin deaths you have to count the deaths from taking it instead of the vaccine.
 
2021-10-13 6:58:55 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: Addiction and mental health access in this country took a massive hit during the pandemic. Our government should work on fixing that


The government we have now ?    Bwahahahaha..  good luck with that..
 
2021-10-13 7:10:42 PM  
Farking tell me about it. Opioids. Opioids everywhere.

Stay away from Fentanyl, kids. I see it so much. Just don't.
 
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