OPIOID CRISIS

Ren Brabenec in Opioid Crisis
October 23, 2018

The Addiction Epidemic, U.S. Politics and Our Way Out

When we examine a problem as big as drug and alcohol addiction across the U.S., we need to come at this from every angle possible. Drug and alcohol addiction in the U.S.

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Ren Brabenec in Opioid Crisis
July 31, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic in Numbers

The United States is struggling with a health epidemic, a crippling crisis that affects more than forty percent of the U.S. population. It started as a problem. By 2006 it was a crisis. In 2012 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labeled it an epidemic.

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Ren Brabenec in Opioid Crisis
May 4, 2018

Overprescribing Trends for Opioid Painkillers—We Need Prescribing Reform Now

Perhaps the most prevalent factor of 21st-century drug addiction in the United States is that the majority of addicts are not hooked on illegal drugs. They are hooked on legal, supposedly safe, supposedly helpful, pharmaceutical drugs.

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Ren Brabenec in Opioid Crisis
May 2, 2018

People Who Survive an Overdose Still Receive Prescriptions—A Huge Flaw

The prescription drug epidemic of the 21st century has the United States in the throes of a constant, vicious cycle of addiction. In a lot of ways, this seems like a problem that we can’t escape from, no matter what we do.

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Joanne in Opioid Crisis
April 22, 2018

Drug Gang: Oklahoma Irish Mob

Tulsa, Oklahoma is a city on the Arkansas River. It’s known for its art deco architecture, yet, it has a nasty problem; drug gangs, kidnapping, and murder, all fueled by its prison society. This article highlights the largely unknown Irish Mod of Oklahoma.

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Joanne in Opioid Crisis
April 11, 2018

Prince Killed by Chinese Drug Company?

On April 21, 2016, another American artist died of a drug overdose—this time, it appears that Prince might have been killed by the Chinese. The drug was found in unmarked prescription bottles and a government lab analysis identified the drug as fentanyl.

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Ren Brabenec in Opioid Crisis
March 27, 2018

The Shocking Cost of the Opiate Epidemic Could Cripple the Economy

One day soon the stock market may not be the only indicator of how well the economy is doing. The opiate epidemic is out of control and its toll on public services such as Law Enforcement and Health Care has the potential to force painful choices….

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Joanne in Opioid Crisis
March 15, 2018

Time Magazine Releases “The Opioid Diaries”

TIME magazines release of this digital exhibit of the opioid crisis will create enough public outcry that we can stop big pharma and drug distributors from drugging our people and instead of throwing these addicts into the prison we insist they go into treatment.

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Joanne in Opioid Crisis
February 27, 2018

Kratom: Addictive and Dangerous

Kratom is an herb derived from the leaves of a Southeast Asian tree. It’s sold in the U.S. as an unregulated herbal supplement and commonly taken in powder form in capsules or tea.

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Joanne in Opioid Crisis
February 16, 2018

Stop Addict Blaming

Big Pharma is killing our country, one pill at a time.

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