Steady rise continues in drug deaths ...

Steady rise continues in drug deaths in Southwest Virginia

There are 15 comments on the Roanoke Times story from Nov 15, 2012, titled Steady rise continues in drug deaths in Southwest Virginia. In it, Roanoke Times reports that:

The death toll from drug overdoses in Western Virginia reached a new high of 270 last year, indicating that the plague of prescription drug abuse has yet to subside.

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Since: Nov 09

Wytheville Va.

#1 Nov 30, 2012
Good let the idiots keep killing themselves!
Skunk holler bill

Troy, VA

#2 Dec 2, 2012
This is good news!

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#3 Dec 2, 2012
but MJ is illegal.
go figure.
Non doper

Troy, VA

#4 Dec 2, 2012
Rob your drug dealer and send him or her home naked. If it is snowing let them keep their shoes.

“Nirvana”

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#5 Dec 3, 2012
There'd be less ODs if all these drugs were decriminalized.....you never know for sure what you're getting from street drugs ~ how strong or what rubbish it's cut with
If addicts could get regulated drugs from a regulated source there would be less accidental ODs
Graydog

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Dec 3, 2012
nathanielornament wrote:
There'd be less ODs if all these drugs were decriminalized.....you never know for sure what you're getting from street drugs ~ how strong or what rubbish it's cut with
If addicts could get regulated drugs from a regulated source there would be less accidental ODs
I agree,The "war on drugs" is a waste of money we don't have.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#7 Dec 3, 2012
nathanielornament wrote:
There'd be less ODs if all these drugs were decriminalized.....you never know for sure what you're getting from street drugs ~ how strong or what rubbish it's cut with
If addicts could get regulated drugs from a regulated source there would be less accidental ODs
Most of these drugs are coming from medicine cabinets. It's not a matter of decriminalizing them; it's a matter of reforming the FDA so that they're not in the pockets of big Ag and big Pharma. Most of these drugs are synthetic heroin. We’re also the only industrialized country in the world that allows the use rGBH and rBST on milk cows, and chicken litter to be fed to beef cows. Marijuana is a schedule 1 drug, but morphine, opium, codeine, and methamphetamine are schedule 2? Our system is seriously corrupt and broken.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm61...
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#8 Dec 3, 2012
Graydog wrote:
<quoted text>I agree,The "war on drugs" is a waste of money we don't have.
While I agree with reforming the FDA; I also agree with you. We need to look at other country's successes, like Portugal's
Earl

Troy, VA

#9 Dec 3, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text> While I agree with reforming the FDA; I also agree with you. We need to look at other country's successes, like Portugal's
The only thing good that ever came from Portugal is wine.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#10 Dec 3, 2012
Earl wrote:
<quoted text> The only thing good that ever came from Portugal is wine.
http://www.businessinsider.com /portugal-drug-policy-decrimin alization-works-2012-7
Earl

Troy, VA

#11 Dec 3, 2012
Dude wrote:
I stick by my original statement.
Earl

Troy, VA

#12 Dec 3, 2012
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Most of these drugs are coming from medicine cabinets. It's not a matter of decriminalizing them; it's a matter of reforming the FDA so that they're not in the pockets of big Ag and big Pharma. Most of these drugs are synthetic heroin. We’re also the only industrialized country in the world that allows the use rGBH and rBST on milk cows, and chicken litter to be fed to beef cows. Marijuana is a schedule 1 drug, but morphine, opium, codeine, and methamphetamine are schedule 2? Our system is seriously corrupt and broken.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm61...
Dude! ODs are helpful. It helps to rid society of thieves and criminals.
ihatewythecounty

Bluefield, WV

#13 Feb 10, 2015
ashley keeling is the one responsible for forrest jacksons overdose... shes the one that purposefully gave him suboxone and xanax together, out of her script, and she even laughed about getting away with it.. smh.. i hate wythe county she has sex with the cops though so of course they overlook it all
brother_jimbo

North Garden, VA

#16 Feb 11, 2015
This is America where we are supposed to be free but that's false, addicts aren't allowed to do drugs because it's illegal so where is this so called freedom? Hell, let the druggies do as they please...
Anonymous

Roanoke, VA

#20 Jun 23, 2015
nathanielornament wrote:
There'd be less ODs if all these drugs were decriminalized.....you never know for sure what you're getting from street drugs ~ how strong or what rubbish it's cut with
If addicts could get regulated drugs from a regulated source there would be less accidental ODs
I saw a great documentary about this in Amsterdam. Of course its not perfect but, users go to a regulated storefront and sign in then receive everything they need to shoot up. I found the people using this service to be quite interesting. Apparently it's working well there.

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