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Thu Nov 5, 2015, 09:10 PM Nov 2015

46,471: Drug Overdoses


My sister sent me the above article.

I went to a community outreach program in September at my local high school. Last year 3 local high school kids OD'd on heroin. Another OD'd on prescription drugs stolen from his parents medicine cabinet. Those were the 4 that died. Several more ended up in the hospital. The local sheriff breaks up underage drinking parties every weekend some with up to 100 kids. Over the years we've lost local kids to DWI. I cried in the car afterwards, worried if I've been keeping a close enough tab on my kids without smothering them.

Are we losing a generation?
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46,471: Drug Overdoses (Original Post) JonathanRackham Nov 2015 OP
It's getting out of control. I hear about it the epidemic almost every day here in Mass. smirkymonkey Nov 2015 #1
At work JonathanRackham Nov 2015 #2
We must ban drugs bigwillq Nov 2015 #3
And that doesn't include the 29,001 killed by alcohol. Angleae Nov 2015 #4
your right wing news source sucks, no offense. nt m-lekktor Nov 2015 #5
None taken JonathanRackham Nov 2015 #6


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1. It's getting out of control. I hear about it the epidemic almost every day here in Mass.
Thu Nov 5, 2015, 09:24 PM
Nov 2015

The Republican Governor is even making it a priority. I think part of the problem is that prescription painkillers are so restricted so that people end up turning to cheaper street drugs to meet their pain needs.

Fortunately, I am violently allergic to opiates so I don't find them attractive. The downside is much worse than the upside is good. I am pretty much that way with all drugs. One bad reaction and I never touch it again. Unfortunately, too many people find the pull of the high too compelling.


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2. At work
Thu Nov 5, 2015, 09:48 PM
Nov 2015

Over the years I've worked with a few alcoholics and seen them go downhill to the point of killing themselves via their vice. Addiction is a hard thing to overcome.

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