Involuntary Commitment For Addiction Treatment Raises Troubling Questions

Involuntary Commitment For Addiction Treatment Raises Troubling Questions : Shots – Health News : NPR

1.) The criminal justice system does not care about your loved one.

2.) If you put your loved one into the criminal justice system you are sentencing them to being treated like a criminal. Or worse.

3.) Parent your own fucking kids people.

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Regular Cannabis Users Need 220 Percent More Sedatives for Medical Procedures Than Nonusers

The authors noted that their study was limited because of the small sample size and because they used retrospective medical records. Also, it relied on patients being honest about their cannabis use. Because a stigma is associated with the drug, individuals may have underreported.  

Regular Cannabis Users Need 220 Percent More Sedatives for Medical Procedures Than Nonusers

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Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over six years in the US. Here’s who it’s killing

A National Center for Health Statistics report released in December found fentanyl to be the drug mostly commonly involved in overdose deaths. In 2016, the drug was responsible for nearly 29% of all drug overdose deaths, making it the deadliest drug in America.

…And while there were increases in fentanyl-related fatalities in all age groups, the largest rate increases were among younger adults between the ages of 15 and 34. The rate of 15- to 24-year-olds who died from fentanyl overdoses increased about 94% each year between 2011 and 2016, and about 100% each year for 25- to 34-year-olds.

Researchers also found that while whites had the highest overall rates of fentanyl fatalities, death rates among blacks and Hispanics were growing faster. Between 2011 and 2016, blacks had fentanyl death rates increase 140.6% annually and Hispanics had an increase of 118.3% annually.

Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over six years in the US. Here’s who it’s killing – CNN

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Rolled joints for aching joints: More seniors use marijuana

Relatively little scientific study has verified the benefits of marijuana for specific problems. There’s evidence pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, according to a 2017 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, but the study also concluded that the lack of scientific information poses a risk to public health.

At Bud and Bloom, winners of the bingo games take home new vape pens, but Atkin isn’t really there for that. He’s been coming regularly for two years to buy cannabis-infused chocolate bars and sublingual drops to treat his painful spinal stenosis since the prescription opiates he had been taking quit working.

Rolled joints for aching joints: More seniors use marijuana – silive.com