Opioids Contributed to Carrie Fisher’s Death

This disease does not discriminate! Sex, race, net worth, social standing…it does not matter. No one is immune. Yes, there are factors that can make one more susceptible to opioid addiction. Factors like sex; mental illness (which Carrie suffered from) genetics; service in the military (yes, veterans have a higher likelihood to become opioid addicts… Continue reading Opioids Contributed to Carrie Fisher’s Death

Opioid Addiction – The 80% Rule We Can Never Forget

I have poured over a great deal of data regarding the opioid crisis in this country and none of these facts and figures are particularly good or even encouraging. In fact, whether by coincidence or due to the fact that this is still such a one-sided battle, the 80% figure keeps popping up in a… Continue reading Opioid Addiction – The 80% Rule We Can Never Forget

The Unpleasant Business of Tracking Death

So the image below would be a wonderful chart if it was portraying a company’s sales increases or tracking the price of a company’s stock. Unfortunately this chart is tracking something far more sinister, though, heroin overdose deaths in the U.S. through 2014. That’s right, sinister: that which suggests a general or vague feeling of… Continue reading The Unpleasant Business of Tracking Death