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"The alcohol industry makes their money off of people like me who drink far in excess because I'm an alcoholic." - #patrickkennedy .............................. This is the leading voice in the country 'against' #medicalmarijuana because he says he's trying to address mental health, Oh and he's also the guy who ran his car into a barricade because he was drunk and high on #opiates πŸ€”

Listen to this man's struggle with addiction but how cannabis helps relieve his withdrawal. #opiates #heroin #opiates #cannabisismedicine

"It's really yooooooou.... on my mind." - 🌊🌊🌊 Link in bio. #frankocean #chanel #opiates

Hi everyone, former Port Adelaide and Fremantle superstar Clive Waterhouse here. Since retiring I've transitioned into the fast moving tech sector, making my mark as a thought leader in using social media as an effective tool to grow your brand. Below are my tips on the top 5 times to post on your socials for maximum reach & effectiveness. Good luck!
5. Whilst under the influence of heavy opiate-based painkillers.
4. Crossing at a busy intersection.
3. At half time, just as your line coach pulls you aside.
2. When you're angry.
1. 3.00am, Tuesdays (AEST).
#clivewaterhouse #thoughtleader #brandbuilding #opiates

PATHOLOGY TRIPLE TONIGHT with @mrs_angemi and @jmgardnermd!! Image: human lung under polarized light, 400X. Photo by @deathunderglass. As you may have heard, the death of the late entertainer Prince has been attributed to a fentanyl overdose. Fentanyl is a synthetic painkiller that is 80-100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl isn't new - it was invented in 1958 - but a recent rash of recreational use has led to a spike in opiate overdoses.

I practice forensic pathology in an area that has one of the most pervasive opiate and opioid problems in the country. From an operational perspective, the number of overdoses is problematic in unexpected ways; for instance, we not infrequently run out of room for bodies in the mortuary cooler. It's a little like Groundhog Day at the morgue, because it's as if we cut the same case, over and over - that of a young person with no natural disease who might have lived another 60 years, were it not for their addiction.

There has been a trend over the past 20 years that began with abuse of prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, Percocet, and Vicodin. As regulations tightened, prescription drugs became expensive and hard to get. So, users switched to heroin because it binds to the same opiate receptor. Most addicts begin with oral ingestion of pills, then crush pills and snort them (to get around the time-release mechanism), and end up injecting crushed tablets. So from there, it's a short hop to intravenous use of heroin. Painkillers contain many other ingredients than the painkiller itself - like colorants, binding agents, and coatings - and heroin is often cut with bulking agents. NONE of these added substances are designed to pass through your bloodstream and so they often become lodged in the walls of the blood vessels of the lungs. If I turn the light down on my microscope and use a polarizer, they light up like stars in the sky, as in the image above - beautiful, but deadly.
Many addicts are now intentionally or inadvertently buying heroin adulterated or completely replaced by fentanyl or its rarer analogs like acetyl fentanyl or methyl fentanyl.

#forensic #pathology #opiates

Big Pidgeon turns 21 #herestosummer #euphoria #opiates

Straight from the motherland 😈 #50mg #tramadol #trams #opiates #shlumpcity

⚠️ Warning ⚠️ if you swipe there is medical/sensitive content. Don't swipe if you don't want to. I wanted to shed some light on my motivation. Why I am the way I am. I have Crohn's disease and have since I was 9. I try to not dig into it too heavy because it really is shit. But I figured I'd pull out the stops today. Everyone with Crohn's is unique and so is their story. After 6+ years in remission I flared HARD I started going to the bathroom and it was urgent, painful, and mostly blood. I lost my appetite and was unable to eat hardly at all, clumps of hair fell out and my skin turned grey. I lost 25lbs. My face became swollen from steroids and my eyes were sunken in from lack of nutrition and copious amounts of Oxycodone. I couldn't leave my house without having crippling anxiety and/or shitting my pants. I kept an emergency kit on me at all times. I developed c Diff as well which left me mostly bed or hospital bound (32days) besides the 20+ trips to the bathroom a day where the majority of time I didn't make it. I was sleeping 16 hours a day but no longer than 2 hours without a bathroom break for months! I was stuck somewhere in this living hell of opiate and steroid haze coupled with indescribable pain and exhaustion. I turned to medical marijuana to help me back off on pain meds: after crying uncontrollably at a pharmacy when they said my ID was expired and I couldn't pick up my medicine. It helped me eat enough to keep me off a feeding tube but not enough to spare me from the withdrawals when I finally started to come off opiates. I'm an optimistic person and tried to put a smile on for myself and everyone but I was dying inside mentally and physically. You can only take so much especially when your doctor says 'we really don't have any more options for you, people don't stay sick like this'. I got to the point where I expressed that I couldn't live like that any longer and we may need to decide to remove my colon and leave me with a bag for the rest of my life. Thankfully we found a medication not even approved for Crohn's yet and it led me into remission again. For months I was trapped in that. That's my why. Next time you can't find yours, think of me.


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