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How to Talk to Your Kids About Opioids

By now, most people are aware of the enormity of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose – more from opioid pain relievers than heroin.

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It's a Lot Easier to Get Hooked on Opioids Than You Might Think

A small number of people—about 6 percent—who had not been taking opioids before an operation, but got them to ease post-surgery pain, are still taking painkillers three to six months later. That’s long after what is considered normal for surgical recovery.

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In One Year, Opiates Killed Ten Times as Many Americans as ALL Terror Attacks in Last 20 Years

Safety of the people and security of the nation should be priority number one for any leader who wishes to have a successful tenure in office, perhaps even multiple terms — and the President of the United States is no exception to this model.

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New Study Shows Legal Weed Far Better Than Drug War at Stopping Opioid Overdose Epidemic

There’s one thing that appears to be saving more lives during the opioid epidemic than anything else – medical cannabis. While government touts meaningless attempts at addressing the problem – paying lip service to the people while protecting Big Pharma’s profits and filling jails – people are saving themselves by turning to an ancient plant.

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People Using Medical Marijuana Drink Less and Gobble Fewer Pain Pills

Medical Marijuana Linked To Decreased Alcohol Consumption, Less Opioid Use

Coming home after a long day at work has become synonymous with pouring a big glass of wine, but is this long-held American tradition changing? California-based medical marijuana technology company Eaze just released a new report which shows that alcohol drinkers in California are turning to marijuana as a safer, more natural alternative for alleviating everyday…

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As Cops Keep Going After Pot, the Three Deadliest Drugs Are All Legal

While certain members of the mainstream media are fixated on President Donald Trump’s tweets, one story written by MSM may have flown under the radar. The Free Thought Project has consistently reported the safety of marijuana, its uses, and its benefits. However, the federal government, state governments, and local governments, all continue to lock away otherwise law abiding citizens for using, and sharing marijuana. Now, one member of the mainstream media is starting to sound a lot like The Free Thought Project. Vox, in the article, “The 3 Deadliest Drugs in America Are Legal”, written by German Lopez, tells the truth about legal substances which are killing people left and right.

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Hospitals Are Training ER Docs to Resist Prescribing Opioids

Learning to say no: Hospitals train emergency doctors to resist prescribing opioids

Dr. Phillip Chang's emergency room epiphany started with a wreck. A patient admitted to the trauma unit of the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital was prescribed opioid painkillers for injuries he sustained in a nasty car crash. Within days, the patient returned for more pills, the first of many trips to multiple doctors."This guy…

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Opioid Epidemic Greatly Exaggerated?

Last week, when Michael Walker of Beckley, West Virginia, read in his local paper that high-potency heroin—or opioids sold as or cut with heroin—caused an outbreak of 27 overdoses in just four hours in the nearby city of Huntington, he thought of his 19-year-old son, Matthew, who has been off of opiates for three months, the longest he’s been without the drug in years.

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The Media's False Narrative About Teen Athletes, Prescription Pain Pills, and Heroin Use

Over the past several years, the sports media have presented several stories of youth athletes who have become addicted to prescription painkillers and eventually turned to heroin. If fact, one of these reports in Sports Illustrated was ominously titled “How painkillers are turning young athletes into heroin addicts."

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Congress Short-Changes Opioid Crisis, Passing Bill Without Necessary Funding

Opioid bill passes, but there's little money to act on its wish list

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Opioid Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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