A study of more than 1,200 luxury real estate purchases in B.C.’s Lower Mainland in 2016 found that more than 10 per cent were tied to buyers with criminal records. Continue reading →
As a psychiatrist, I have encountered countless individuals in the emergency room who come through and do not want help. “What K2? I don’t use that stuff.” They will deny it, laugh it off, or scoff at me. They threaten to commit suicide if I don’t let them stay the night, and demand extra sandwiches and clothes. These individuals have the ability to decipher their options. If the person’s thinking suddenly clears and there is no sign of physical instability, he or she can just walk out the emergency room almost minutes after presenting. In the dead of night, I’ve had unconscious patients who wake up abruptly only to demand to leave. I have no choice but to discharge them “home” to no particular address, since none are listed.
Here’s the link to the full article.
Mexico is on track to have the deadliest year ever since modern records began. In the first 10-months of 2017, there were more than 20,878 murders nationwide, as many in the war-torn country have blamed President Enrique Pena Nieto’s failure to tackle drug violence.
Read the source article here.
If you are interested in more online articles and resources similar to the linked articles above go to my Wakelet page The Drug War in the United States.
I would like to suggest that the root of this opioid epidemic lies far deeper than “physicians overprescribing.” The problem is that we are now a society of adults who have no coping skills. No ability to deal with the curves that life throws us. Everyone is looking for a quick fix. We have taught our children that they should never have to feel any sort of discomfort whether emotional or physical.
I’ve been concerned about the lack of coping skills for quite some time.
Then I read this:
The number of Americans who say they’ve taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, a new government survey finds.
This is depressing.
F. Perry Wilson, MD, looks at the data on how patients get hooked
And if you’re having trouble falling asleep one night here’s the link to the source study.
Deaths from synthetic opioids spiked 72% in one year
Thank you China. Thank you Mexico.
Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored — contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico. (Graphic copyright Stratfor 2016)
With increasing legalization of marijuana in the US the cartels are now selling more heroin and methamphetamine. It’s been a while since I read up on this issue.
Still looking to buy that beachfront bargain in Mexico?
“I had been nursing this baby through a drought, and I was pretty pissed to tell you the truth.”