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Old 06-20-2017, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Northern United States
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Boston is pretty bad in some areas. There is an area of Massachusetts Ave in the South End called Methadone Mile.

https://apps.bostonglobe.com/graphic...ethadone-mile/

The North Shore of Boston, particularly in Everett, Revere and Lynn have some of the highest rates of Opioid related deaths.

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Old 06-20-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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Burlington VT and Parkersburg WV are two.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Exeter, NH
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This thread is just more repetition (aka advertising) for the made-up "Opioid Crisis": the excuse for Doctors & Big Pharma to rack up a fortune by making chronic pain patients attend a costly doctor office visit every 28 days, while government politicians get to increase the power they can't get enough of.

According to the CDC, deaths from prescription painkillers have been stable since about 2006: https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/paink...ses/index.html

Here's the headline: "Illegal Street Drugs, Not Prescriptions, Now Powering Opioid Abuse, Study Finds" https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/25/...eet-drugs-cdc/

So the people who pay the price (in physical pain, money & endless hassle) have nothing to do with the problem, while the delinquents & n'er-do-wells who abuse drugs recreationally aren't affected at all.

Why don't the constant "Crisis" advertisement / articles mention that the endless laws, regulations and roadblocks have done NOTHING helpful--conveniently, the "Crisis" continues. The suffering of those with cancer and chronic horrible pain is simply ignored, so the profits and power can continue to grow. Our Big Government / Big Business Ruling Class now systematically tortures the sick and the elderly, since we have the most ridiculous over-regulation of prescriptions on the planet.

Funny how nations that don't have a "Drug War" to justify confiscating citizen's money and assets don't have any Opioid Crisis.

Funny how Doctors, Big Pharma & Big Government get rich, and treat honest people with painful diseases like delinquent drug addicts.

Funny how prescription & health care costs are in the stratosphere, but the tiny tweaks to the Status Quo just increase cost and government micromanagement.

When you are in agony from a chronic condition, what in the world is accomplished by making you physically attend a doctor visit every 28 days--when NOTHING CHANGES for decades at a time? Every year that's 13 pointless (and expensive) doctor visits for even a minimal (non-addictive) Schedule III Rx here in NH--all to say "Hi" to the doctor and then go wait for the Rx (no refills), and you'll be in withdrawal unless you get the pills that day.

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Old 07-10-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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Long Island NY has a huge heroin problem. (I know nothing about drugs... not sure if that's an opioid)
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:47 AM
 
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25 worst cities in the US for opioid prescription abuse | WNCN

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Worst Cities For Drug Overdose
These rankings are based on cities with over 400,000 people. Because of the way the Heroin outbreak is affecting America, many small and rural areas are effected as badly as the big cities. While our map contains statistics for all drug overdoses, the primary focus of drug overdose is on opiates:

City State Deaths Death Rate
Dayton OH 270 50.6
Baltimore MD 271 43.5
Philadelphia PA 527 33.8
New Bedford MA1 186 33.6
Birmingham AL 217 32.8
Cincinatti OH 264 32.7
Warren MI 268 31.2
Knoxville TN 137 30.5
Albuquerque NM 201 29.8
Toledo OH 122 28
Manchester NH 113 27.9
Detroit MI 487 27.6
Indianapolis IN 250 26.8
Milwaukee WI 253 26.5
Akron OH 143 26.4
Camden NJ 134 26.2
Kenner LA 114 26.2
Pittsburgh PA 319 25.9
Flint MI 106 25.7
Louisville KY 195 25.7
Providence RI 159 25.2
Bakersfield CA 215 24.6
Salt Lake City UT 268 24.5
New Port Richey FL 112 23.1
Cleaveland OH 290 23
Tuscon AZ 231 23
Oklahoma Cit1y OK 170 22.2
http://www.arrestrecords.com/these-a...es-in-america/
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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25 worst cities in the US for opioid prescription abuse | WNCN

Also...

Worst Cities For Drug Overdose
These rankings are based on cities with over 400,000 people. Because of the way the Heroin outbreak is affecting America, many small and rural areas are effected as badly as the big cities. While our map contains statistics for all drug overdoses, the primary focus of drug overdose is on opiates:

City State Deaths Death Rate
Dayton OH 270 50.6
Baltimore MD 271 43.5
Philadelphia PA 527 33.8
New Bedford MA1 186 33.6
Birmingham AL 217 32.8
Cincinatti OH 264 32.7
Warren MI 268 31.2
Knoxville TN 137 30.5
Albuquerque NM 201 29.8
Toledo OH 122 28
Manchester NH 113 27.9
Detroit MI 487 27.6
Indianapolis IN 250 26.8
Milwaukee WI 253 26.5
Akron OH 143 26.4
Camden NJ 134 26.2
Kenner LA 114 26.2
Pittsburgh PA 319 25.9
Flint MI 106 25.7
Louisville KY 195 25.7
Providence RI 159 25.2
Bakersfield CA 215 24.6
Salt Lake City UT 268 24.5
New Port Richey FL 112 23.1
Cleaveland OH 290 23
Tuscon AZ 231 23
Oklahoma Cit1y OK 170 22.2
These Are The Most Drugged Out Cities in America - Arrest Records.com
What's considered abuse for this data? Technically abuse is anything other than taking as prescribed. If you take your so Vicodin bc your back hurts, you're abusing. Imo, that's way different than being addicted.
Interesting that the majority of cities are east of the Mississippi. Wonder why it's not as prevalent in the western US.
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