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Massive spike in OD's in Philadelphia, 165 people in 2 days

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posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:12 PM
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This is a direct result of the illegal drug trade. Cartels, gangs and police officers are handling our addicted populations and not doctor's and the medical community.

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He was one of 165 people who landed in Philadelphia hospitals over two days last weekend for opioid-related overdoses, more than twice as many as usual. According to the city Department of Public Health, the overdose cluster included about 10 deaths, which was in line with the typical rate in the city.


First off, this is more than an accident. This is an attack and should be viewed as such. Secondly, where I live (near Philly) nobody would even notice because OD's are just a daily occurrence. They are literally happening by the hour. I am in a FB group that follows crime in my area to stay up on what's happening due to the high volume of crime here. Can't wait to move in a few months.

Back to my original point. This is a direct result of the insane Drug War. The largest failure in policy in American history. In 200 years people (if they still exist) will look back at this as a total disaster and probably one of the largest disasters in American history.




posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults
actually it is more directly a result of toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan and opening up the poppy trade which has led to a global proliferation of opiates and heroin in general across the globe since 2001. So really this is the War in Terror's fault, not the war on Drugs. Your getting your wars against nonsense stuff mixed up again.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

no I'm not, the illegal drug trade doesn't exist in the US if it's not illegal



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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Trump did such a good job fixing up the economy that people can now afford enough drugs to overdose.

But seriously, dont even start using drugs you can't grow in your yard. Why would you take something that some hilljack cooked up in his tool shed?



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults


DEMOCRAT RUN city?



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Philly is a cool city but most of it is a s***hole



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

the opiate epidemic was not one until a few years after conquering Afghanistan. Crediting this fubar situation to the WOT just seems more accurate.
edit on 7-27-2018 by worldstarcountry because: ps, the majority of opiates are not even illegal, just prescription.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Yeah, brotherly love my butt



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

Shouldn't we be blaming the drug problem on the people taking the drugs?
The liquor store doesnt cause drunk driving.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: carewemust

Philly is a cool city but most of it is a s***hole


I drove there 4 years ago. You're right. To get downtown, I went through sections that made Chicago ghettos look really well-kept.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: toysforadults

I agree.

People should be free to kill themselves if they so choose.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

yes, but also if they had a reliable clean source of drugs they may have less of a chance of ODing



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

I worked down there once, it was pretty scary. Once they started circling our truck like vultures we got the hell out of there.

It was in the badlands.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:31 PM
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But Trump...



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:32 PM
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this is a direct result of someone saying, I want to put _______ in my system

Personal responsibility, no one has ever ODed that didn't put ________ in their system. Maybe one or two of the people with dirt on the CLintons, but that's taking the post off topic....



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:34 PM
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There must be a bad batch out there that is cut with a large (relatively speaking, since it is unbelievably strong) dose of fentanyl. if the addict doesnt anticipate it being in there and doses like normal, they are going to OD immediately......that is why Narcan is so important to get out there in the community.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: toysforadults

I agree.

People should be free to kill themselves if they so choose.



I am firmly in the legalize everything camp.......took me a while to get there, but we gotta stop the war on drugs, it is an absolute joke and things have gotten worse, not better.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: annoyedpharmacist

this state has one of the highest OD rates in the country, it's mostly due to economic conditions and ghetto culture



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: toysforadults

I agree.

People should be free to kill themselves if they so choose.



I am firmly in the legalize everything camp.......took me a while to get there, but we gotta stop the war on drugs, it is an absolute joke and things have gotten worse, not better.


I agree.

If we're to embrace personal responsibility, then we should and not just mouth the words.



posted on Jul, 27 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: annoyedpharmacist

this state has one of the highest OD rates in the country, it's mostly due to economic conditions and ghetto culture


Yep. Problem is real bad here in Western PA too.



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