Opiates & Heroin Info

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Will Big Pharma ever pay the price for the opioid epidemic?

By | 2017-11-10T05:51:09+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

The question on whether or not big pharma will ever pay the price for the opioid epidemic is complex. Historically, tobacco companies did have to pay for their manipulative marketing ploys. This may be the platform that district attorneys will work with as they take big pharma to court. Through large marketing campaigns, big pharma got doctors to prescribe OxyContin and Percocet which caused the opioid epidemic of 2016. Painkillers landed in the hands of patients but also their teens who learned these drugs were a source of getting high. They are sold on [...]

Are ‘Normies’ are Unknowingly Contributing to the Opioid Epidemic in the U.S.?

By | 2017-11-05T03:10:45+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|

The unsuspecting normal people who need pain killers after surgery or injuries are a major factor in the opioid epidemic. Currently, it’s the average American supplying the black market supply of opioids. There are over 200 million prescriptions written out every year for opioids. About 92% of people won’t finish their prescription and less than 10% will dispose of the drugs. ‘Normies’ using opioids isn’t the problem but how they manage their prescription is. The seemingly harmless medication just sits in the medicine cabinet. This has been a major contribution to opioid deaths which [...]

Why We All Really Need to Reject the New Health Care Bill

By | 2017-10-09T20:59:42+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

It’s not hard to see why so many people are up in arms about the new heath care bill. The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) — an amended version of the American Health Care Act — will see taxpayers paying a lot more money for a whole lot less benefits. But one of the biggest concerns about the BCRA isn’t the tax breaks for the wealthy or added surcharges from insurers. It’s the cuts to Medicaid funding that are going to drastically worsen America’s opioid crisis— and that’s something that affects all of us. [...]

My Stint in Jail: A Truly Sobering Experience

By | 2017-10-09T21:08:30+00:00 October 10th, 2017|

“Opium: that terrible truth serum. Dark secrets guarded for a lifetime can be divulged with carefree folly after a sip of the black smoke.” ~ Roman Payne, The Wanderess Here’s the truth about addiction: drugs are fun until they’re not. Even the most casual drug use can quickly turn into addiction, and addiction can turn into all kinds of desperate actions. This is a lesson I learned the hard way, first by becoming addicted to heroin and then by being sent to jail. Here’s the truth about me: I’m a recovering heroin addict, but [...]

The Ugly Truth About Opiate Withdrawal

By | 2017-09-25T15:44:46+00:00 September 18th, 2017|

Opiate withdrawal is challenging on its own. What makes it even more difficult is the cycle of opiate drugs that are given out to someone. Withdrawal medication of opiates like heroin will be matched by another opiate like methadone. Methadone can then become the new drug of addiction. Opiate withdrawal symptoms can be intense. To make it more comfortable, the addict will be given an opiate withdrawal supplement as a replacement. This means that the user never quite deals with the acute issue. It is merely exchanging one addiction for another. A medication that happens [...]

Heroin Withdrawal: What it Felt Like For Me

By | 2017-09-25T15:38:19+00:00 September 12th, 2017|

It felt like I had the typical heroin addict’s story but through the help of a loving family I was able to rise above it. I grew up in one of those houses on the hills they showed during cutscenes in the television show Laugna Beach. Yeah, I seem to be one of those heroin addicts. You know, the type where it feels like mom and dad pay for rehab after rehab just to get their kid out of the trap house for a week. But they’re shooting dope again the moment they get back [...]

The New Jerry Garcia Documentary Highlights the Danger of Heroin

By | 2017-09-08T03:35:58+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Most people know that Jerry Garcia was the founder and front man of Grateful Dead – but not as many realize that his life and death were a testament to the danger of heroin. Released this year, Long Strange Trip is a new Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead documentary that highlights the danger of heroin and the drug culture as a whole. “[The documentary] clearly shows what a complicated, creatively talented and unconventional Jerry Garcia was. He had an equal proclivity for transcendence and self-destruction.” ~ Barbara Meier, Jerry’s girlfriend So what is this story [...]

The Battle for the Bathroom: How Public Restrooms Are Changing the Opioid Epidemic

By | 2017-08-09T01:26:26+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

The United States is in the middle of a drug crisis the likes of which the world has never seen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that an astounding 91 Americans die every single day due to opioid overdose. That’s almost 34,000 deaths in a single year. In fact, the problem has become so widespread that opioid addicts have begun getting high in the public restrooms of restaurants, gas stations, shops and other small businesses. And while this spilling over of addicts into the public sphere undoubtedly points to the growing epidemic itself, [...]

Gray Death—Authorities Warning About This New Deadly Drug Trend

By | 2017-08-08T21:11:34+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

“Gray Death is one of the scariest combinations that I have ever seen in nearly 20 years of forensic chemistry drug analysis.” ~ Deneen Kilcrease, Georgia Bureau of Investigation A dangerous new opioid threat is growing in the United States – “Gray Death” – and it is so overwhelmingly potent that users risk overdose and death with just a single dose. And the difference between living and dying is measured in micrograms. This is just another painful reminder that the opioid epidemic is still ongoing and, worse, is evolving in unexpected and frightening ways. What [...]

Introducing Prescription Heroin: Diacetylmorphine

By | 2017-08-01T16:13:05+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|

For about two decades, prescription heroin was administered to patients. It was considered a wonder drug for its effectiveness in respiratory diseases. The Bayer Company originally started commercial production with heroin as a prescribed opioid narcotic in 1898. They eventually realized that giving someone heroin over and over would create tolerance and then heroin addiction. Things got worse. In 1910, people addicted to morphine realized the euphoric feelings heroin could offer. They found that the heroin effect could be heightened when taken intravenously. In the 1920’s, heroin was pulled off the shelves. It’s been an [...]

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