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Opioid memorial puts victims faces on pills, opens outside White House
abc15 ^ | Apr. 11, 2018 | Chris Welch

Posted on 04/11/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT by bgill

When Missy Owen heard that the non-profit National Safety Council was putting together a memorial for opioid victims called "Prescribed to Death" and was, in effect, looking for personal stories to help put a human face on the crisis, she was excited. “I was like, 'oh yes, this is a great idea,'” Owen said, “This is an awesome project, yes I’ll do that!” The project would be another way to try and keep the memory of her son Davis alive. Not only that, but it could potentially help make an impact on others in the hopes of one day ending the epidemic that takes 22,000 lives a year. “I knew that it would help other people,” she said.

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Another waste of tax dollars.
1 posted on 04/11/2018 3:34:01 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Oh good God.

It is not an “epidemic”. It is man-made, if you will.

These people choose to be obsessed with drugs. It is a moral problem, not a health or natural-disaster problem.


2 posted on 04/11/2018 3:37:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: bgill

They are not victims, they just made poor decisions.

We don’t need another monument to people that made bad choices.


3 posted on 04/11/2018 3:38:10 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: bgill

Remember the Crack Memorial? Yeah, me neither.


4 posted on 04/11/2018 3:38:11 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: bgill
It's not the people that are prescribe meds for good reasons, it's people buying street drugs that are dying.

Yes some people get addicted to prescribed meds and I think if they are not smart enough to seek help, well that's on them.

The fact that now every first responder is required to carry NarCan or whatever is a just another big pharma cash cow.

5 posted on 04/11/2018 3:43:28 PM PDT by No_Doll_i
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To: bgill

Just peachy. My husband has stage 4 cancer and can’t get a freaking sleeping pill unless he gives up the pain meds which are helping him get through these last days. Thank you people who want to have a cause because of those who abused the medicine, making it ever tougher for people like my husband. FU all.


6 posted on 04/11/2018 3:43:55 PM PDT by mrsmel (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Wolfie
"Remember the Crack Memorial? Yeah, me neither."

Hmmm... I don't remember that one, either. Progs would probably say that makes this one "racist".

7 posted on 04/11/2018 3:46:43 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: bgill
I just want to remind everyone who has ever argued with me about drugs and the natural progression of drug addiction to take note. What happened in China would have already happened here were it not for the "drug war." (which really isn't a war.)

All are so called "drug war" did was to slow the process down, but it still seems to be happening.

Logistic growth curve.

8 posted on 04/11/2018 3:47:32 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: Blue House Sue

I agree about this whole Monument-Epidemic thing. It is inappropriate. Saying it’s just bad decisions is a bit simplistic. A LOT of people get hooked on this crap following accidents etc.


9 posted on 04/11/2018 3:47:52 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: the OlLine Rebel
These people choose to be obsessed with drugs. It is a moral problem, not a health or natural-disaster problem.

By 1900, about half the male adult population of China was addicted to Opium. Might have been a "moral problem", but it turned into a major National crises for China.

10 posted on 04/11/2018 3:48:54 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: bgill

It’s a hand to mouth problem. The Left wants to legalize opioids and now that addictions are now the fault of what, the president?


11 posted on 04/11/2018 3:50:14 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: mrsmel

Hugs for your hubby.


12 posted on 04/11/2018 3:50:51 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: bgill

What. The pills forced themselves down their throats?


13 posted on 04/11/2018 3:51:13 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: bgill
"...looking for personal stories to help put a human face on the crisis..."

Dammit! Why do they always have to put a human face on these things?? Why not tell the personal stories of the many dogs, cats, and other critters who have succumbed to opioid addiction? It's discriminatory I tell you!!

14 posted on 04/11/2018 3:52:00 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: bgill

Oh I remember when this happened during the Obama admin when this occurred in areas he did not care about. Oh wait, that did not happen.


15 posted on 04/11/2018 3:52:33 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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We need pill control. No one needs these powerful military-style assault pills that come in dangerous 30-pill bottles!


16 posted on 04/11/2018 3:53:31 PM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: DiogenesLamp

Logarithmic.


17 posted on 04/11/2018 3:53:50 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have the easiest life in the history of the world.)
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To: bgill

Opiods are simply not a constitutional power delegated to the feds.

Go to your freaking state’s capital or start a referendum or initiative or something.


18 posted on 04/11/2018 3:57:04 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Tax-chick
Logarithmic.

Logistic. It has a limit based on the carrying population, while logarithmic is capable of going to infinity. Real world growth curves cannot reach infinity. They can only go to the point where they are sustainable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logistic_function

19 posted on 04/11/2018 3:57:30 PM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: DiogenesLamp

Oh, thanks. If one doesn’t learn something new every day, one might as well lie down and die!


20 posted on 04/11/2018 3:58:27 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have the easiest life in the history of the world.)
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