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Re: accidental overdose/suicide
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2021, 01:06:58 PM »
The attached file has the drug over dose deaths in the US by type of drug.  The incredible rise of fentanyl. There were more fentanyl deaths in the last 12 months than all drug overdose deaths in 2015.  And it is uniquely a US problem.  The US has 21.1 overdose deaths per 100K.  The next closest "advanced" country is Norway with 5. Why? Everyone else arrests the homeless drug addicted and gives them a choice: rehab or jail.  The open air tent cities have to be shut down.  And before the democrats start whining, that is exactly what Amsterdam and other European cities did.

https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/the-reason-theyre-letting-fentanyl



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« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2021, 03:22:43 PM »
Very sad.
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« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2021, 06:48:24 PM »
https://thedispatch.com/p/the-changing-face-of-social-breakdown

This is an important article, I think. It makes the point that society used to be organized to channel potentially destructive desire and energy--all the exuberance of unrestrained sexuality, aggression, desire for status, whatever-- into healthy forms that were good for individuals and society. But most of the the social problems as understood in the past, like teen pregnancy, violence, divorce, etc. are all measurably in decline. But the reason they're in decline is that the exuberance, the energy, the potentially destructive desire seems to be missing. The more problematic social problem today involves social lethargy and risk-aversion. Failure to launch is more common than crashing and burning, though overdose/suicide might be the ultimate end either way.

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« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2021, 10:57:20 AM »
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/22/fentanyl-deaths-spike-us-tragedy

I think this should be a bigger story than it seems to be. Fentanyl is a disaster.

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« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2021, 12:53:11 PM »
This is a somewhat related problem.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/facebooks-dangerous-experiment-teen-girls/620767/

One thing that tends to distinguish involved caregivers from uninvolved caregivers is how much screen time they're comfortable with allowing kids to have, and what they're allowed to do at what age. In our case, our kids don't get their own phones until high school (actually, we've tended to give them a phone for Christmas their 8th grade year on the theory that if we're going to buy them something expensive it may as well be a Christmas gift) but that makes them a real oddity.