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Just let the addict idiots off themselves, already

16 Mar

Recall my recent post about The Powers That Be’s sudden concern about opioids?

Well, now they’re freaking out about the ostensible antidote drug:

The Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. (APBC) are raising concerns that naloxone kits are being misused by illicit substance users and dealers.

Bronwyn Barter, the president of the APBC, says drug users have developed a false sense of security with naloxone or narcan, the antidote to the overdose of drugs such as fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, morphine, and oxycodone.

“A lot of the people with addictions are doing different things with those kits. For example, some have a false sense of security, and what they can do is something called yo-yo-ing.  They’ll drop a little bit of the naloxone, and they’ll drop a little bit of their choice of drug and they think that that will stop them from overdosing,” said Barter.

 

 
Clearly, what is needed is an antidote to the antidote, then. 😉

Just let teenage idiots who are dumb enough to abuse street opioids off themselves, and spare the gene pool!

I mean, it’s not like you can really save dumbasses from themselves, anyway; sooner or later, they’ll likely do themselves in, one way or another.

Sheesh.

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11 responses to “Just let the addict idiots off themselves, already

  1. Will S.

    March 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Hello would-be commenter:

    I was talking in particular about the panic in Canada, which is about middle-class parents upset that they’re losing some teenagers. I am well aware of the working-class opiate problem, which has been around for quite some time, and which I referred to in my original post. The politicians don’t care about that, alas; they only care now about a smattering of middle-class constituents’ kids offing themselves, because they get to have a moral panic and increase the scope of government.

    I am well aware of neo-reactionary and alt-right dogmas, but I march to my own drum; some I may go along with, others I may choose not to. Others here, like ElectricAngel, may be different from me; we don’t subscribe to automatic groupthink.

    You don’t have to visit, or comment, if you don’t like it here. You are free to go elsewhere.

     
  2. Take The Red Pill

    March 17, 2017 at 10:56 am

    When I first heard about this problem, I swear that my first thoughts were “Darwin is in action among the idiots again”, and “This sounds like another ‘First World’ problem “.
    Now, I think that it looks like an undiscovered facet afflicting the “Beautiful Ones” (from ‘The Mouse Utopia’ experiment).
    …makes me sooo glad I never married nor fathered children.

     
    • Will S.

      March 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Yep; that’s what it is. They don’t care about the long-standing opiate problem among the lower classes, which has been around for at least a decade and a half or more; they only care because now it’s affecting a few of their own.

       
  3. Lance Boyle

    March 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I work in a healthcare-related office on Davie Street in Vancouver. I tell my fellow ‘concerned citizens’ there are only two answers. 1. Let them die 2. Have the safe injection sites give free and pure heroin to anyone who asks for it. It is the most affordable long-term solution.

     
    • Will S.

      March 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      I’m in favour of (1), because I believe in personal responsibility, not enabling.

       
  4. feeriker

    March 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

    The “War on (Some, Non-Big-Pharma-Sanctioned) Drugs has killed more people than the drugs themselves. Of course that’s purely unintentional and coincidental, riiiiight?

    Indeed, let them off themselves. If they’re that determined to do it, they’ll find a way, no matter how many troops and weapons you committ to the “‘War’ on (Some) Drugs.” Someday the brainless majority willl wake up and realize this and stop trying to insist on using the State and its big guns to “fix” people and problems that are not fixable.

     
  5. Yggdrasil

    March 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    There would be a lot fewer drug addicts if parents, friends, do-gooders, health professionals and government agencies didn’t enable them.

     

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