opioid addiction

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Every 49 minutes

That’s how frequently people died of drug poisoning in Canada during one dreadful week last summer. Here, their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters share a message: the opioid crisis touches everyone.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery’s agonizing drug addiction

Diaries show the disastrous extent of the ’Anne of Green Gables’ author’s addiction to prescription drugs, as well as parallels to our modern-day opioid crisis
OxyContin 80 mg pills are shot in the studio on August 1, 2013.

Why people hooked on opioids, especially in the U.S., keep falling through the cracks

The author notes that the culture of pill-taking often takes hold in early life, when kids are prescribed drugs such as Adderall or Ritalin for ADHD