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Psychologically Transmitted Disease: Heroin Addiction

Heroin has regained the attention of the media, as its use is now reported to be of epidemic proportions. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) the amount of deaths related to opioids including heroin has quadrupled since 1999 to 2014. 1,713 more words

HEALTH

Chili Peppers Could Free Us From Opioids

Sometimes the media cracks me up, like with this headline. Do you know how long the medical industry has been promising a breakthrough for the treatment of pain with chili peppers? 501 more words

Chronic Pain

Officers failed to follow procedures prior to Cape Breton jail cell death: review

Correctional officers at a provincial jail in Cape Breton failed to follow proper procedures earlier this year when they placed a man in a cell, where he died of a drug overdose 13 hours later, Nova Scotia’s Justice Department says. 687 more words

Crime

Progress?

What would progress in the opioid war look like? For the government, progress is a decrease in the supply of opioids, along with the number of doctors prescribing (treating pain). 735 more words

Chronic Pain

Goddamnit, Jackie.

I just finished up a television series on Netflix called Nurse Jackie. Her character is so real and so alluring to viewers because she is a self-sabotaging, sociopathic, opioid addict. 609 more words

Dead Cape Breton inmate had opiate in his blood, pills in pants

A Cape Breton man who died in his cell had near-fatal levels of methadone in his blood as he entered the jail and a bag full of pills in his pocket, according to an autopsy report that has raised questions about how jails monitor dangerously intoxicated inmates. 845 more words

Crime