Opioid Crisis

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Will
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Opioid Crisis

Post by Will » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:15 pm

Do not know if the OxyContin drug addiction problem is reaching the rest of the planet, but here in USA it is killing vast numbers of addicts.

Here is an expose of the Sackler family & drug company behind it:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/09/ameri ... g-addicts/
Whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon, that will become the inclination of his mind. -- MN 19

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Re: Opioid Crisis

Post by bodom » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:25 pm

Will wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:15 pm
Do not know if the OxyContin drug addiction problem is reaching the rest of the planet, but here in USA it is killing vast numbers of addicts.

Here is an expose of the Sackler family & drug company behind it:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/09/ameri ... g-addicts/
It truly is an epidemic. I struggled with opiate dependency for years. Ive seen many people die, many friends. There were over 50,000 deaths by opiate overdose last year in the US. More killed than in car crashes, more than were killed in the Vietnam War.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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