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/
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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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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