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Heroin comeback.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Thank you war on opiods.

    "Heroin is making a comeback in the Panhandle & law enforcement agencies are working to keep it out."

    Was it a secret buried in history that prohibition did not stop drinking or stop the production of alcohol? Too many narrow minded self interested persons in places of decision making.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    The opium and heroin crisis has far more to do with Big Pharma getting people hooked on oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine (to name a few) than the war on drugs. Big Pharma convinced our representatives that these were safe drugs that weren't prone to addiction and our representatives went along because these companies donate a shit ton of money to their campaigns.

    Now we have a nation of people hooked on prescription opioids, but those prescriptions are beginning to dry up. You know what isn't drying up? Supplies of heroin and fentanyl. Not only are the not drying up, they are astronomically cheaper than most legal pain medications.

    These people need real help, but the only thing our government is offering is token statements about the scourge of opium addiction. It's going to take a coordinated, multi-pronged effort to fix this problem, but it doesn't seem like our government cares enough to do anything about it.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Chet you should know it's not just in your area in N. Florida. It's everywhere and 98% don't want to use it but the draw of a powerful addiction is tough to fight. Many are in trouble and typically they want the least expensive easily available replacement. Sad story.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    I've worked around the shipyard for the last 35 years. Typically low income drinking , smoking pain medicine dependant . Opioid Pain medicine is the cheapest solution for almost all low income problems. Cutting the supply of opiods will lead to more crime to pay for escalating drug prices and higher prices of illegal drugs. The death rate from drug related causes will not decrease. It will get higher.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    The opium and heroin crisis has far more to do with Big Pharma getting people hooked on oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine (to name a few) than the war on drugs. Big Pharma convinced our representatives that these were safe drugs that weren't prone to addiction and our representatives went along because these companies donate a shit ton of money to their campaigns.

    Now we have a nation of people hooked on prescription opioids, but those prescriptions are beginning to dry up. You know what isn't drying up? Supplies of heroin and fentanyl. Not only are the not drying up, they are astronomically cheaper than most legal pain medications.

    These people need real help, but the only thing our government is offering is token statements about the scourge of opium addiction. It's going to take a coordinated, multi-pronged effort to fix this problem, but it doesn't seem like our government cares enough to do anything about it.

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dallas, TX
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    It’s what the white collar criminologists would call a Control Fraud.