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FRONT PAGE  |  8/23/2019
MONDAY, MAR 21, 2016  |  17 comments
Roots of opioid epidemic can be traced back to two key changes in pain management

Abuse of opium products obtained from poppy plants dates back centuries, but today we are witnessing the first instance of widespread abuse of legal, prescribed drugs that, while structurally similar to illicit opioids such as heroin, are used for sound medical practices.

So how did we get here?

We can trace the roots of today’s epidemic back to two well-intentioned changes in how we treat pain: early recognition and proactive treatment of pain and the introduction of OxyContin, the first extended release opioid painkiller. ...


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News Item8/10/17 6:42 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Joel Achenbach, John Wagner and Lenny Bernstein wrote:
“The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now it is an emergency. It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis,”---President Trump
--[URL=http://tinyurl.com/y9f3nm7g]]]Trump says opioid crisis is a national emergency, pledges more money and attention[/URL]
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News Item3/22/16 12:35 PM
just sayin | here  Find all comments by just sayin
JOB
16:1 Then Job answered and said, 16:2 I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all. 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldeneth thee that thou answerest? 16:4 I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you. 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief. 16:6 Though I speak, my grief is not asswaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased? 16:7 But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company.

16:10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. 16:11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.

16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death; 16:17 Not for any injustice in mine hands: also my prayer is pure. 16:18 O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no place. 16:19 Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high. 16:20 My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

our Saviour feels our pain

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News Item3/22/16 11:32 AM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
challenge of self wrote:
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It’s these findings that spurred Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam's health services, to warn people that sugar is a drug, “just like alcohol and tobacco.” He wrote a column on the city’s public health website
The head of Amsterdam's health services might do better by being more concerned with the health, moral, and spiritual issues raised by the legal prostitution and legal cannabis in his city, than with sugar.
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News Item3/22/16 10:28 AM
pennelope  Find all comments by pennelope
there are more options available for pain but much is suppressed, so the chronically in pain are left to act like drug addicts begging their drug pusher (the doctor).... would be nice to see more options put into people's hands. was reading about certain oils are helping people and available but now that gov is "researching" it, it has to be under their control until testing is done. they are doing this testing because it is working so well for people but net result is that now it is not available to people.

chronic and extreme pain are no light matter.

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News Item3/22/16 8:26 AM
challenge of self | normal  Find all comments by challenge of self
[URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?sourceonly=true&currSection=sermonssource&keyword=kingdombaptist&subsetcat=series&subsetitem=Drunkenness]]]drunkeness ON sugar caffein nicotine alcohol SA [/URL]


Drunk With Sugar
Joey Faust

what are you addicted to??

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Here’s something to think about the next time you’re craving something sweet: it could be more than just a sweet tooth. It could be an addictive itch begging to be scratched.

Brain scans have confirmed that intermittent sugar consumption affects the brain in ways similar to certain drugs.

A highly cited study in the journal Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews found that sugar—as pervasive as it is—meets the criteria for a substance of abuse and may be addictive to those who binge on it. It does this by affecting the chemistry of the limbic system, the part of the brain that’s associated with emotional control.

The study found that “intermittent access to sugar can lead to behavioral and neurochemical changes that resemble the effects of a substance of abuse.”

It’s these findings that spurred Paul van der Velpen, head of Amsterdam's health services, to warn people that sugar is a drug, “just like alcohol and tobacco.” He wrote a column on the city’s public health website

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News Item3/22/16 6:44 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
...All I know for certain is that we can't blame God for a single thing. Life is like one giant jigsaw puzzle and God uses each and every piece, the good and bad, for His purposes which are far beyond our feeble, finite understanding.
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News Item3/22/16 6:43 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Hi Jojo, there sure is a whole lot we can't explain in life. We wonder how one can suffer so terribly while another seems to have all the good things handed to them, whether that be money or good health. We wonder how it is a child can be allowed to be abducted, raped, and murdered. We wonder why one person lives under a dark cloud of depression while their neighbor wakes up smiling at the new day. We wonder why a loved one passes so young while the vile live to ripe old ages. We wonder why children are painfully dying from malnutrition while their neighbors are provided with so much food that they throw the excess away.
We wonder all sorts of things and the world tends to blame God whenever something bad happens, seemingly forgetting about Satan who is in charge for a season. Nobody knows the answers to the why this or why that, but we do know that God knows when even a little sparrow falls from the sky and knows each of us so intimately, that he knows how many hairs are on each of our heads. Man chose to disobey God, introducing sin into, and bringing death to a perfect world, handing its keys over to Satan. We asked for the death, the pain, and the suffering. We all suffer differently, but we suffer, though, some much more than others for whatever reason. All I kn
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News Item3/21/16 6:20 PM
Jojo | nogo  Find all comments by Jojo
I don't feel sorry for a lot of people who use certain drugs anymore because I know for a fact how hard God made this life to endure and the fact is He made it way to hard to endure, beyond basically what any human being can withstand without going insane. People take drugs (including alcholol which is prescribed in the bible for people in pain near death) in order to endure through the tormented extreme madness that God put in the curse upon the earth just so they can survive and not go insane. If you even take a tylenol to get over the madness and torture of a bad headache you are doing not much different than many people who have way worse health problems that are taking stronger pain killers, they for the most part just want to find some peace and relaxation for their mind and body from the pain and torture they are constantly under. Yes some people take drugs for twisted reasons to show off to others, to fit in with some stupid crowd or whatever but many many don't take them for that reason at all. Just go to any hospital ward or nursing home and see the tortured pain people are in, screaming and wailing, I know 100% what this is all about and I don't believe it is what life is for and I don't care one iota what God thinks if He disagrees with me, tortured pain is meaningles
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News Item3/21/16 1:45 PM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
The studies always tend to concentrate on the addicts, never mentioning an even larger population, the dependant. Anyone who is on any sort of opiate for pain, from pre-teen to the elderly, have become addicted to the drug, whether they know it or not, if they've been on them daily for, say, a month or so. Everyones nervous system is different, but a month is a good timeline. The addict being the person who can't live without the drug, and the dependant being those who will suffer withdrawals afrer having been on them long enough. Then, they have to get on Suboxone to stop the withdrawels, and become dependent on the Suboxone which is far more difficult to break free from so it's a vicious circle.
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News Item3/21/16 1:11 PM
Nose in tent | Camel barn  Find all comments by Nose in tent
sf from TX wrote:
I have loved ones that have chronic pain of some sort or another and are on multiple pills.
Compassion much?

Alana Alexander: “It is time for a class action law suit against CDC and DEA. They are destroying our civil rights as Americans to access available medical treatment so we may live a life of freedom and be functional in society. This is a Medical Discrimination that passes cruel and inhuman punishment until you sue them they will not listen!”

Staci Lynn Dangerfield: “So frustrating.”

Proper use of medicine normalizes chronic pain.
Not using the drugs NEEDED returns to chronic pain

Yes. Being in excruciating pain disrupts normalcy

Yes- over / improper meds makes sleepy,etc

But making it impossible to access due to Gov agenda is Stupid& Heartless Government- an oxymoron.

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News Item3/21/16 11:05 AM
sf from TX  Find all comments by sf from TX
I've seen this drug abuse take place so many times. I have loved ones that have chronic pain of some sort or another and are on multiple pills. They're all the same in the end, each sleeps all day, has gone loopey in the head, has all kinds of other issues now such as stomach problems which leads to more medicine, the Dr is their god as their lives revolve around him and their appts, and by golly don't you ever let them run out or else you'll have an even crazier person to deal with!
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News Item3/21/16 10:04 AM
pennleope  Find all comments by pennleope
Afghanistan
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News Item3/21/16 9:10 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Hi Get Real, I had the same issues once. My back was out so.I went to the emergency room. I was obviously in great pain, my torso twisted, and I could only take small steps. I sat there forever only to be referred back.to my primary for meds who wasn't around and then they called an urgent care I had been to, talked to a PA I've seen before and he said he'd give me what I needes. Ended up having to get back in my truck while in excruciating pain, drive clear across town, painfully get out of my truck, walk through the parking lot, go to the third floor, and wait in pain again. Everyone's afraid to prescribe pain killers because of the epidemic, even to those who.clearly need them.
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News Item3/21/16 8:08 AM
Gov offers euthanasia pill | replacement  Find all comments by Gov offers euthanasia pill
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Christine Grable Lewis:“I’m so tired of people who don’t have a clue about how we feel telling us that we don’t need pain medicine or it’s all in your head. If that was the case then there would no need for them to even make these types of pain medications.”

Nicole Delancey-Border:“The CDC says over-the-counter pain meds should be used first. I don’t know a single person that has pain that didn’t start there. Most people take fist full of OTC for years before they seek help. OTC pain meds are just as dangerous if not more so than other types of pain meds. I have a 19 yr. old with pain and no one will help her. She is going to die with all the OTC meds she takes. To be honest I don’t think it will come to that. She tells me once a week at least she will take her own life. And to think the gov. is worried about people in pain taking heroin. I don’t see the connection people who have pain if given what they need to control their pain will not seek street drugs.”

Roberta Henry:“I’m very disappointed in the CDC. The government has NO business telling doctors what they can and cannot prescribe for their patients. And, heroin should not be categorized in the 40+ deaths they claim take place daily from painkiller overdose..."

BHO gov wants you to DIE & shut up.

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News Item3/21/16 7:50 AM
Get Real | Wisconsin  Find all comments by Get Real
when I was in agony I went to the ER where the physicians could not prescribe me pain meds for fear of repercussions, they told me to smoke pot for pain management ...

Is this the way they are going to peddle the heroin from all those poppy fields our troops have to protect?

Flood us with immigrants and heroin ...

Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production

http://www.globalresearch.ca/drug-war-american-troops-are-protecting-afghan-opium-u-s-occupation-leads-to-all-time-high-heroin-production/5358053

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News Item3/21/16 7:08 AM
Christopher000 | Rhode Island  Find all comments by Christopher000
Doctors in RI and MA have over prescribed opiates for many years. My own doctor was giving me bottles of 10mg Vicodin for my back whenever I asked, and at 200 per. That's how free they were with pain meds. This was before anyone realized how serious the epidemic was. Now, most primarys refuse to subscribe pain meds for any reason. Unless you walk in with an arm dangling by a tendon, they won't even discussing it because they came to find out that many patients were faking injuries, and either abusing or selking the meds, causing their primarys license to be in jeopardy. Now, pretty much anyone who genuinly needs pain meds has to go to a seedy pain management clinic where others go to get their Suboxone, etc, and wait for hours. Really not fair to those who need it occasionally or chronically
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News Item3/21/16 6:56 AM
From gov and here to help | Pitfall  Find all comments by From gov and here to help
Free health care=CRIMINALIZE pain management.
Christine Grable Lewis: “I’m so tired of people who don’t have a clue about how we feel telling us that we don’t need pain medicine or it’s all in your head. If that was the case then there would no need for them to even make these types of pain medications.”

Nicole Delancey-Border: “The CDC says over-the-counter pain meds should be used first. I don’t know a single person that has pain that didn’t start there. Most people take fist full of OTC for years before they seek help. OTC pain meds are just as dangerous if not more so than other types of pain meds. I have a 19 yr. old with pain and no one will help her. She is going to die with all the OTC meds she takes. To be honest I don’t think it will come to that. She tells me once a week at least she will take her own life. And to think the gov. is worried about people in pain taking heroin. I don’t see the connection people who have pain if given what they need to control their pain will not seek street drugs.”

[URL=http://nationalpainreport.com/chronic-pain-patient-reaction-to-cdc-guidelines-8829813.html]]]People in Chronic Pain comment on Idiot gov[/URL]

Roberta Henry: “..,The government has NO business telling doctors what they can prescribe... "

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