Thinking About Addiction
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Now, with the introduction of fentanyl and carfentanil, the decision to inject heroin or cocaine can easily result in a fatality.
Then there are the users who seek to overcome their own elevated tolerance, which interferes with ordinary drug-taking, by simultaneously consuming a second substance of the same general effect
It’s easy to take too much. When that happens, a coma may result. After waking, it’s common to have suffered memory loss.
Topics: drug abuse
Drug dealers at the higher levels of the marketplace are much like other businesspeople in their natural aversion to bad publicity.
We will have to deal with electronic smoking, which has exploded among young people even as cigarette use has declined.
We should remember that Ohio’s Republican governor had to go against the wishes of many in his own party in order to achieve this.
Not Latin American cartels or Afghan warlords, but advocates for opioid treatment of chronic pain, and pharmaceutical firms with a substantial financial interest in selling opioids.
Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?