deficiT said:I agree in the sense that it should be called the overdose epidemic, as that's what's really happening here.
I don't think the word epidemic is ideal. There has been a massive increase in opiate-overdose deaths and meth/coke-overdose deaths... but the opiate deaths are much higher and rising at an alarming rate.
The U.S. government does not track death rates for every drug. However, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collects information on deaths involving many of the more commonly used drugs available through 2019 at a searchable...
December Flower said:That's probably one of the smartest things I've read on the internet
Well, I am the smartest person on the internet.
Seriously, what a lovely compliment. Thank you.
We've come a long way, me and you.
Mu_Opioid said:The CDC does not publish peer reviewed scientific papers as far as I'm aware. CDC can therefore assert facts and figures at will (whether or not they're accurate) without being subject to rigorous peer review.
Is there a real need for peer review with data as simple as opiate deaths?
Why would the CDC lie about this? Do you honestly think the numbers are wrong?
Mu_Opioid said:the overwhelming vast majority of opioid users — whether the opioids are used for analgesic purposes, recreational purposes or otherwise — do not descend into desperate and immoral addicts who escalate into fiendish and dangerous IV use.
A) You can die from opiates via all methods of ingestion.
2) You don't have to be desperate to die.
III) You don't have to be immoral to die.
D) You don't have to be fiendish to die.