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Ep 393: Skype Date

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“I basically had to force a blow job on him.”

I found a headline today that made me kind of laugh to myself. This article says, “OxyContin: It’s time to raise the alarm.” I was like duh? Hasn’t this been a problem for a while now? I mean fuck, when was Rush Limbaugh hooked on this shit? That had to have been quite some time ago. Of course, anything as mentally and physically addictive as oxycontin is going to cause problems once the shit hits the street. I’ve written about how street thugs new drug of choice is oxycontin, and how the numbers of illegal use have gone up tremendous amounts. This is just funny to me because the signs have been all around us, it’s just now that people are figuring out this is a wicked problem. I’ll tell you again from personal experience, this is a hard horse to kick. I feel really bad for anyone having to deal with opiate detox, on any kind of level. So the place written about in the article is called Shasta County, and the head of the Shasta Interagency Drug Task Force, John Thulin says, “I would call it close to an epidemic in our county right now, a lot of kids are using it, from athletes to straight A students in schools. This is very scary in our community. I think it’s time to raise the alarm.” Back in 2008, his agents seized 376 oxycontin pills. In 2009 that number went up to 1,079. That’s quite the increase. If it’s happening here and there you can be sure to bet it’s happening everywhere else as well. I see it happening right here in our valley. Honestly, what can you really do about it? Start drug testing kids? Yea right, that’s going to go over real well with the parents. You can try going up against one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers on the planet, but good luck with that venture. So the only thing you can really do is educate your children, show them what these harmless feel good pills can do when you get addicted to them, and just hope that they have enough common sense to not go down the path so many of us have chosen. Because once you start down that path, it’s a trip and a half to get back. Even once you get back, depending on how long you were using for, you aren’t ever yourself again. I’ve noticed changes in my own mind that never would have happened otherwise. It kind of sucks, but hey that’s life right?

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