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Chronic pain and opioids

I take opioids (codeine) every day. I fulfill 12 prescriptions a year for codeine, a month’s supply in each prescription.

I live in the UK. The opioid crisis is happening in the US, yet if I tell people I take opioids/codeine, I get the weirdest looks. 409 more words

Chronic Illness

Living in Constant Chronic Pain

Today I watched an interview with a woman on the news.  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds just vetoed a bill that would allow this woman and other like her to gain access to alternative treatment for chronic pain, ie: CBD oil.    922 more words

COMMENTARY: Safe injection sites save lives, this doctor says

Ontario is undoubtedly in the midst of an opioid overdose crisis. From January to September 2018, an incredible 1,031 Ontarians died of an overdose.

The number of deaths in the province is second only to the… 993 more words

News

The cast of characters that gave us opioids also gave us vaccines

The pharmaceutical industry—in partnership with thoughtless, malleable doctors, corrupt and cowering legislators, inept and pliable health officials and a sick, scared and gullible public—have given us a national health crisis spawned by an epidemic of opioid use. 41 more words

Vaccines

Breakthrough Study Confirms CBD Effective in Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction a groundbreaking study says. The study, a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial assessed the acute (1-24 hours), short-term (3 consecutive days), and extended (7 days after the last of the three consecutive daily administrations) effects of CBD administration. 758 more words