Thursday Truth

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Marijuana is now legal in some form throughout 24 states, and despite the growing use and knowledge of weed, the number of Americans who have fatally overdosed on the drug may still surprise you.

In 2015, the rate of absolutely zero deaths from a marijuana overdose remained steady from the year before, according to figures released in December by the Centers for Disease Control. But while Americans aren’t dying as a result of marijuana overdoses, the same can’t be said for a range of other substances, both legal and illicit.

A total of 17,465 people died from overdosing on illicit drugs like heroin and cocaine in 2014, while 25,760 people died from overdosing on prescription drugs, including painkillers and tranquilizers like Valium, according to CDC figures.

Opioid overdose levels rose so sharply in 2014 — spiking 14 percent from the previous year — the CDC described the levels as “epidemic.”

“More persons died from drug overdoses in the United States in 2014 than during any previous year on record,” the CDC reported earlier this month.

@ HUFFPO

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16 Responses to Thursday Truth

  1. Den says:

    Self-medication continues to be Americas favorite pastime, next to sex obsession.

  2. David B. Benson says:

    My coffee maker takes an hour to drip one cup.

    • º¿carol says:

      We use Taster’s Choice. Nuke a cup of water, add two heaping teaspoons. With our softened water it doesn’t taste like instant, it taste like brewed coffee.

    • Den says:

      Hamilton Beach makes a good one cup@a time coffee maker, mine is the “Scoop”
      Reasonable prices, check for local stores that carry them.

  3. David B. Benson says:

    Same as yesterday in 47 minutes. Less wildlife. Some overcast but a helpful breeze.

    Perrier is good but Pellegrino is better.

    Day 5: 218+47=265 minutes.

  4. º¿carol says:

    I’m late today. It’s time to go out for my walk. I’ll leave this site open to remind me to post when I come back in.

  5. º¿carol says:

    Prince died, my daughter was devastated. She went to every concert but the last one that he put on in Detroit. I’ll make sure I get a flu shot next fall.

  6. Den says:

    Those LLamas will come in handy after that one, off this way then…

  7. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the choral concert. Was very good, all 3 groups. Afterwards complemented Keadrin, who had worked at looking nice. She played in the string accompany for two pieces of the second group and also sings in the audition chorus. Congratulated several and, in effect, said my goodbyes to the Straubs and Sara Tisinger. Complemented the two conductors.

    I’ll miss those three, but one cannot remain a student forever.

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