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Dire Wolf
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Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
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More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever.

The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids.

Heroin deaths rose 23 percent in one year, to 12,989, slightly higher than the number of gun homicides, according to government data released Thursday.


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The Mick
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
Heisenberg runs H now


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ShoeBang
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
But go to your doctor for knee pain and enjoy the tabs! Nothing bad gonna happen


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jimbeam
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
Thanks Trump.



Is that the new thing?


Vandyrone
Vanderbilt Fan
Nashville, TN
Member since Dec 2012
3529 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
Thinning the herd.


Lsupimp
Colorado Fan
Acceptance.
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
Sad news for 50,000 families. That's a lot of parents burying their children.


MSMHater
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Houston
Member since Oct 2008
18576 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
It's such a tough problem. We Americans will get our dope, one way or the other. Via legal or illegal means.


LesMiles BFF
Kansas State Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2014
4917 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
It is amazing to me that this epidemic gets getting larger with drugs like suboxone out there.

BUT suboxone is so damn expensive that a heroin junkie has a hard time coming up with about $750 for a Dr visit and prescription every single month.


LSUTigersVCURams
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
That's great news. The fewer degenerates in this country the better.


The Mick
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
A lot of times its a junkie that got clean and then has a relapse and hits the same amounts they used to.


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NYCAuburn
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
The CIA funded afghan H has to go somewhere.


LesMiles BFF
Kansas State Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2014
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
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That's great news. The fewer degenerates in this country the better


I really hope you are young.


ShoeBang
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since May 2012
8380 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
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That's a lot of parents burying their children.


Preach. I have the unfortunate badge of sorrow from carrying my 30 year old cousin to his resting place when I was 25. H is a bitch.


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LSU alum wannabe
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Jan 2004
20259 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
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by soaring abuse of heroin due to prescription painkillers being changed to schedule II


Fixed it for them. Sweeping change has consequences. They took Vicodin and made it essentially as hard to get as Oxycontin. Making Oxycontin even more expensive.

Foolish policy. And you are talking to an ER nurse who loves telling drug seekers to frick off because our docs don't carry triplicates.


The Torch
LSU Fan
DFW The Dub
Member since Aug 2014
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re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
This guy is a coworkers family friend, killed a kid and now in jail for life.
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Tarik One
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Lsupimp
Colorado Fan
Acceptance.
Member since Nov 2003
47177 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
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That's great news. The fewer degenerates in this country the better.


Were that only the case. My brother had a six figure income by the time he was 25 and was an accomplished and respected guy. Not to mention lovable. Then he had an accident, got hooked on opioids and died of an overdose. It wrecked my Mom and my brother's daughter, absolutely wrecked them. If only he was a cartoon "degenerate" instead of a guy I loved with all my heart.

It certainly would have been much easier had he been a "degenerate" instead of the older brother who saved and bought me a motorcycle for my 13th birthday and who was devoted to his grandparents and who went to LSU football games with me and who laughed at every lame joke I ever made.




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OMLandshark
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Apr 2009
62064 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
Ok, this is conclusive proof that the War on Drugs kills more than it saves. The failure on heroin and opiates particularly means we need to reevaluate everything in the War on Drugs. That is simply inexcusable. 23% spike in deaths? What the shit?


Solicitor
Virginia Fan
Member since Nov 2013
245 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
You're heartless.


OMLandshark
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Apr 2009
62064 posts

re: Heroin deaths up 23% in one year
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That's great news. The fewer degenerates in this country the better.


Stay classy. You know someone with an opiate addiction, probably much closer to home than you think. You'll re-evaluate your position once you're directly struck with this.

You're a total twat and should be ashamed.
This post was edited on 12/9 at 2:26 pm


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