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Who am I and where did it all begin?

I’m just an ordinary 33-year old guy, honest. I’m certainly not someone you would ever identify as a ‘junkie’. I got good results in school, I went to university, I graduated with honours, I got a good job, I lived my life (and continue to do so) as any normal person does. 346 more words

Experiences

Baker: $27 Million Needed To Fight Deadly Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is in the midst of an epidemic of deadly opioid abuse, according to a task force created by Gov. Charlie Baker that said Monday that drug addiction must be considered a medical disease. 512 more words

News

Prosecutors: Doctor's Painkiller Prescriptions Led To Deaths

LAPEER (WWJ/AP) – A 47-year-old Flint Township doctor is accused of giving prescriptions for the painkiller methadone that led to the deaths of three people. 196 more words

News

Understanding Abuse & Misuse

Understanding Abuse & Misuse

More than 12 million people reported using prescription pain medications nonmedically in 2010.That number encompasses both abuse and misuse. The abuse and misuse of prescription pain medications were responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a number that nearly doubled in just five years. 90 more words

Analgesics

Alternative Metrics of America's Divided Economies #3: Patterns of Drug Addiction and Hidden Pain

In place of topographic local detail, a pastel-tiled pavement of psychopharmaceutical pills marks how anti-depressants have both swamped the inhabitants of the United States and provided a new figure of reliance:  Stanford Kay registered a flattening of the psychic territory, rendering a land whose bounds and contours have become increasingly difficult to navigate, awash with psychic stimulants designed to depress the Central Nervous System.   14,165 more words

Addiction

Deaths from Prescription Painkillers Triple in 20 Years – What’s Going On?

Source: Natural Society, by Ella Jameson

The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger may have grabbed headlines, but there is a far larger tragedy behind America’s recreational painkiller epidemic. 190 more words

Health

Deaths from Prescription Painkillers Triple in 20 Years .

The deaths of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heath Ledger may have grabbed headlines, but there is a far larger tragedy behind America’s recreational painkiller epidemic…
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