posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 12:10 PM
One point that has been missed with the rise of overdoses is their use in suicide and euthanasia. While some like the certainty and power of a gun,
most prefer the cleaner and pain reducing ride of the overdose. The overdose is also the most common method used by doctors and other medical staff
when they are to assist in a suicide. We all have to die some way and there are many ways to go that are a lot worst than an overdose.
It is unfortunate that there is a lot of exploitation, ignorance and dependency for those with opium addictions. It is tough how much of a priority
the opium becomes for those hooked on it, with many social implications.
With overdoses outnumbering gun wounds, it is good to see there is more effort going in to treating pain rather than inflicting it.