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Ohio’s Drug Deaths Hit High

Fatal overdoses at rate of one every five hours

April 27, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans are dying from drug overdoses at record-high rates, the state Department of Health said Friday as it released 2011 figures that place the blame on prescription......

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Apr-28-13 9:16 AM

Weebefleeing, it is really STRESSFUL to be waiting for a welfare check to pay the Meth dealer for last weeks HIGH.

What's it like to get up every morning and know you live in America's Armpit, Weflee?

Is an Inferiority Complex fatal??

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Apr-28-13 6:33 AM

Over 350,000 people were interviewed over the course of a year and were asked to answer the question: “Did you feel stressed during a lot of the day yesterday?”

cause we have to work for a living. can't count on legal weed or p o r n to bail us out.

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Apr-28-13 6:30 AM

more deaths realated with booze. so while you have your are as bad as those you rant about. drunks are worthless.

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Apr-27-13 1:38 PM

Just to be Callous and for the sake of arguement. "Who Cares"? They are doing it to themselves. It saves the tax payers money caring for them. No matter what- Most saved go right back to their habits.

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Apr-27-13 12:49 PM

Sheila, you are right. Everyday we read about crimes that are drug related, some resulting in extremely long (20 years to life) jail/prison time for addicts who turn to crime to support the addiction. Children are being neglected/endangered, people are being robbed and theft crimes are at an all time high due to drug addiction. Drug rehabs are far and few between, expensive and few addicts will be accepted for admittance due to overcrowded facilities. A national problem growing to epidemic proportions with no solution in sight.

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Apr-27-13 12:34 PM

We also have pain clinics popping up here now. There is actually a pain clinic in McMechen that is open 24 hours a day. I had no idea we needed a 24 hour a day pain clinic here in the Valley. Then we still have the handy dandy methadone clinic that has addicts lined up waiting to get their daily fix. How can people be expected to get clean when they can easily get pain meds and get high on synthetic drugs? What kind of a moral base do these people have that they would actively participate and gain financially on the backs of our weakest and most vulnerable citizens?

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Apr-27-13 10:40 AM

Everyone knew this problem was growing. Instead of closing these places all the politicians turn away. Now we have a serious Pill problem, Overdoses, home invasions, robberies, child abise. It's only going to get worse.

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Apr-27-13 10:35 AM

Supposed to be tracked!!! All tge politicians in that state knows about it under Jeb's watch. The drug companies know,l. Where was the Justice Dept. No arrests the ones who are now hooked!! Everyone jnee

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Apr-27-13 10:35 AM

He l l I say give them all the pills they want. Let natural selection do the rest.

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Apr-27-13 10:31 AM

Let's see if I can enlighten some of you on this subject: About 5 years ago they were having a problem in Broward Co. Florida. There are over 100 Pain clinics in tgis one county supplying the whole East Coast especially WV, OH, KY, TENN and so on.. They only DEAL in CASH!!! Legalized drug dealing goin on because these narcotics are suppos

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Apr-27-13 9:57 AM

Fifty nine scripts per Ohio resident? This sounds like poppycock, because you know there are people in Ohio NOT getting 59 scripts per year. This is such an incredible shame, because here in West Virginia, you can't get pain medication unless you are fresh out of a car wreck and have broken every bone in your body. There is no relief for old people with severe arthritis, people with cancer, skeletal problems, or anything else that would be a justifiable reason. The doctors are to scared.

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Apr-27-13 7:56 AM

where are all of the pills coming from?it's not like you can grow them.they must be stealing them off somebody or the doctors ain't paying attention.if these people are intent on killing themselves then so be it.but there's somebody out there making all these pills.that's where you start checking and track these things.maybe they can blame this on the mexican cartel again.

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Apr-27-13 7:20 AM

Get a job!

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Apr-27-13 6:34 AM

WV ranked as the number ONE most stressed out state in recent Gallup Healthways poll and Ohio was not too far behind at number 8 of 50.

No surprise people are OD on drugs.

What else is there to do for fun? Shovel Snow?

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