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Celebrate Lost Loved Ones Map: The Opioid Epidemic

Celebrate Lost Loved Ones Map

Celebrate Lost Loved Ones Map: Mapping our way out of the Opioid Epidemic: Hey there. The opioid epidemic is still raging, and people are still dying as a result. Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic made it worse. The opioid epidemic is the biggest health disinformation campaigns in my lifetime. It was fueled by a cartel…though not […]

What Fueled the Opioid Epidemic?

What Fueled the Opioid Epidemic

What fueled the opioid epidemic? This is a heated question for some folks. Many get offended. Others get emotional. Either way, it’s good to ask research questions, conduct the research to answer the questions in a systematic, unbiased way and discuss what is found. That said, in my latest episode of Causes or Cures, I […]

Overdose Deaths-Alarming New Data Released

Overdose Deaths

OverDose Deaths: Just another expanding tragedy taking young Americans to their graves. Drug overdose deaths are on the rise, as highlighted in a December’21 report released by the National Center for Health Statistics. I follow the opioid epidemic closely as one of the public health initiatives I work on has to do with opioid abuse […]

The Opioid Epidemic is Still Here

The Opioid Epidemic

Prior to the current pandemic, the news cycle was dominated by the opioid epidemic, a beast that has taken the lives of many people from all walks of life. Recently, the Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, plead guilty to federal criminal charges related to the marketing and selling of opioids. Universities, like […]

Opioids or Marijuana? A Podcast with a Spoonie

Opioids and Marijuana

    Opioids or marijuana? Some people say increasing access to marijuana, or making it legal, will reduce their use of opioids and therefore the potential for opioid addiction. What do you think? The second episode of my podcast Causes Or Cures is posted, and hopefully with only few interruptions from my pup, Barnaby. I […]

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