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[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The "opioid epidemic" began with the "OxyContin Express" as it was called- basically a route to Florida where doctors were insanely over-prescribing absurd doses of oxycodone and morphine to hundreds of people from out of state. They then travel back home and sell the pills at $50 mark-ups.

And then, the heroin started flowing in from Afghanistan. The government clamped down on oxycodone prescriptions, and now you have a bunch of opiate addicts looking for a cheap high. And it just so happens that heroin started hitting streets in places it had never been before.

And the timing of it is no coincidence- about six years after we invaded Afghanistan (which produces 90% of the world's opium supply) we suddenly have an "opioid epidemic".

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[–] Oh_Well_ian [S] 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

One has to ask: With the massive military presence in Afghanistan just how is heroin leaving the country?

Answer: US military transport

Note: Afghan heroin production was at historic lows in 2001. For all its evil, the Taliban knew of the evil of heroin.

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[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A ton of US troops who did tours will tell you that they spent a lot of time guarding poppy fields. Poppies are Afghanistan's greatest cash crop- without opium, their barely existent economy would explode. At least that was the justification for using US lives to protect their drug crops.

I can't remember the exact number, but something like 70% of that opium gets processed into heroin as it is being smuggled through one of the 3-4 routes out of Afghanistan. These routes were observed by US forces, but the smuggling caravans were very rarely stopped and seized.

The final piece of the puzzle: The CIA absolutely loves seizing and selling drugs/weapons, for the simple reason that any money made from such activity is off the books. This means that it can be used to finance the shady "black operations" such as bribes, assassinations, etc.. I'm also positive that some of that money goes into the bank accounts of corrupt Americans/(((Americans))).

So as a whole- we invade the world's greatest producer of opium in 2001. By 2009, heroin is all over the USA in quantities never before seen. 8 years is about the amount of time it would take to seize distribution/production operations and set up smuggling operations using pre-existing routes and paid goons. But the timing of the epidemic is just a (((coincidence))), don't worry about it, just go get some methadone for your drug addicted friends and family!

It should also be noted that a lot of the opium from Afghanistan is used in production of painkiller drugs such as morphine, oxycodone, codeine, hydrocodone, and so on. How many pharmaceutical companies are funding terrorists by buying their raw opium to process into pills? HMMM...

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

"treatment" is a misnomer - it doesn't SOLVE the problem. You have to focus on what is causing people to use these drugs and get addicted to them. The answer is the market was flooded with prescription versions of these drugs, given out based on bribes of doctors from the pharma producers.

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[–] Norn 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They're purposely doing it to kill off poor and working class white people.

As an added bonus, they get $$$ for the drugs, more kids raised by the state and organs from those who OD.

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[–] Oh_Well_ian [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yep... and now they are trying to get paid on the back end by stealing taxpayer money to fund their corrupt treatment programs.

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[–] Brigbjones 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The drugs have an effect. They treat the symptoms instead of the cause and bring a host of other complications. We need to reduce the cost to field new meds and stop the insurance supplication to end this hyperinflated market.

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[–] RoBatten 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I had a doctor tell me, long ago, "There is no money in cures. There is only money in treatments," meaning to treat symptoms . . .

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[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

^ This. That's why there are a lot of conspiracy theories about cancer cures or HIV immunizations; the amount of money cancer drug producers would lose if there was suddenly a pill that you take 1 time and you're immune to cancer would be ABSURD. Possibly BILLIONS of dollars in a matter of months.

Suddenly people don't need chemo drugs. Suddenly the "HIV cocktail" of dozens of different pills taken 3x a day are worthless. And that means whoever owns the patent for these drugs is FUCKED.

There's a great, specific example of this "better to treat than cure": Ibogaine. It's a drug that comes from some african root, it has powerful hallucinogenic properties. In the few studies that were allowed to be done with it, it would seem it has an extremely high effectiveness in curing heroin/opiate addiction after a single 5 day session. Amazing, right? So why wouldn't they want this stuff freely available?

Because Suboxone/methadone are VERY expensive. And they don't cure addiction- they maintain addiction, simply preventing withdrawal symptoms in the afflicted patient. Patients will stay on these drugs for YEARS. A month's supply of a mild Suboxone dose can cost around $500. Some patients will be on those drugs for LIFE. So don't you think the manufacturers of Suboxone/methadone would be very upset if suddenly a one-week long treatment popped out?

They do not look at us as PATIENTS, they view us as CUSTOMERS. The goal for dealing with a patient is to "make them not need my services for as long as possible". The goal of dealing with a customer is "make this person come back to me as frequently as possible to spend more money".

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[–] allupinyogutts 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

My dad got off of heroin because of kratom, he swears by the stuff. He was able to quit cold turkey and he says he didn't have any withdrawls. Of course the government wants to make it illegal because people could get off of opioids on their own without the government getting their cut

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[–] Suckmebeautiful 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Used to be an epidemic was something spread by a contagion. Substances are lifeless objects, hence making the word "epidemic" something that should piss off every English teacher seeing it's misuse.

'Course, ACTUAL wars used to require ACTUAL nation states with geographical boundaries, too.

Methinks the zombies of science fiction may be trying to bite us all with the disembodied fangs of modern journalism...

oh SHIT..."Journalism""--- I DIDN'T MEAN... aww fuck it

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[–] RevDrStrangelove 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If you really want to "cut the shit" you need to accept that the problem is not that there is a supply of drugs but that there is a demand for drugs. That's all there is to it. There is no 'epidemic', only a lot of losers that would prefer to not participate in society. Fix that and you'll solve your so-called "epidemic".

Drugs don't make you do them.

Guns don't make you kill people.

Forks don't make you fat.

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When they shut down the factory making that shit by the ton load, then I'll believe they care. They are just doing what Jews do, deflecting their fault onto someone else.

"We can't stop making millions of pills, or selling them; it's your fault for buying them."

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