Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Officials: Deadly strain of heroin circulating VT

The Springfield Police Department (SPD) and the Vermont Department of Health are warning of a deadly strain of heroin packaged under the name “Game of Thrones” that has already caused at least 10 overdoses in central and northeastern Vermont.

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13 comments :

  1. Reminds me of Woodstock, don't take the brown acid.

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  2. People inject crap into their own bodies..

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  3. chuck gregory8/20/16, 6:06 PM

    We already have a pretty good public health infrastructure (Paul Ryan's efforts to the contrary notwithstanding). If we do as Portugal did and decriminalize substance use, then take the next step and have the state monopolize the market, we will not have: 1) Drug-profit-driven violence or product adulteration; 2) A profitable gray or black market (would be cheaper to buy it at the state store than to grow it at home or buy it on the street); 3) Employees stealing inventory to sell on the street (their jobs pay better; and 4) Individuals who know they are messed up willing to admit they have a problem because they don't face a DEA SWAT team.

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  4. Philip Caron8/21/16, 5:46 AM

    Chuck: what would be the plan to get people to stop taking heroin and other harmful substances?

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    1. He has no plan, just more paranoid, mindless rhetoric; replacing "the opium of the people" with actual opiates. He, like most others of the radical left, view criminals as the victims of society, and not the other way around. Eugene Debs is laughing from the grave.

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    2. chuck gregory8/22/16, 12:43 PM

      Philip Caron, there are already programs in place that educate young people about what they will face when they experiment with drugs, sex, etc. Funding the good ones with the money we save on the DEA SWAT teams alone will be tremendously effective. Funding support programs like N-Anon (for families of users) will also help in prevention.

      And, as has been seen in Portugal, simply decriminalizing use caused a drop in teen abuse rates after an initial spike.

      This has been attributed to the fact that while they were illegal, kids found them to be a forbidden fruit (just like the apple in the Garden of Eden). Kids were warned, "drugs will fry your brain," and often when they experimented and found their brain wasn't fried, they wondered, "What else did they lie about?" and proceeded to mess around some more. When drug usage was decriminalized and the kids had a chance to find out for themselves, first of all they found out they weren't somebody special, because anybody could sneak a reefer, and second, the Nancy Reagan messages about drugs were no longer operative because, hey, it's not any more criminal than having a beer.

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    3. Philip Caron8/23/16, 6:56 PM

      Chuck Gregory, I don't think what you describe is enough. Education is great, but will it actually dissuade people from "experimenting"? Will it prevent people from abusing or getting hooked? Will it get people who already use to quit? Use of heroin and certain other drugs is harmful to users, their families, their communities, and society as a whole. Frankly, I don't believe that decriminalizing will decrease usage, as it's counter to the what information, experience, intuition, and common sense I have. I'm sure there's lots of apolitical literature on the subject, reflecting well-designed studies and rigorous analysis, and it would be nice to absorb all that, or hear from someone with solid credentials who has. Unfortunately, the "legalize drugs" campaigns I've seen, though they quoted statistics, didn't appear to have that wide and solid basis: they sounded like opinions.

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  5. chuck gregory8/21/16, 2:01 PM

    Administrator: So, are we going to see Clnton political ads as well?

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    1. If you had clicked on the title, "Two Americas: Immigrants" you would have seen a Hillaryy spot for balance.

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  6. These Fentanyl Users would make a great opportunity for medical students studying Proctology. The drug I was given during my colonoscopy(s) was Fentanyl. The medical students could get a lot of practice shoving the tools of their trade up the butts of these junkies without the cost of providing anesthesia.

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    1. Philip Caron8/21/16, 9:57 PM

      Tsk. That would just lead to multiple addictions.

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  7. It only takes a few days to kick dope and be done with it. Where is the "gut" in people these days? How pathetic someone can't endure being sick for a few days to save their own lives? Be done with it. Many people have done this and live beautiful love filled lives today, and would never turn back time. Anyone who has overdosed and died (and brought back to life) will tell you they are still awake and aware of their surroundings while dead. Who wants to continue knowing they killed themselves?

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  8. Deadly strain? Like telling rats there is a new deadly strain of Decon being put out this fall.

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