Why the Opioid Epidemic is Overwhelmingly White

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The tools they used to break our communities are now absolutely destroying theirs. There will be no end to the opioid epidemic in White America because White America will never take responsibility and accountability for themselves, their lawmakers or their corporations for the mess they've created.

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That is true. My mom worked at a high school and saw first hand just how many white kids even parents were using. It is mostly affecting the rich kids in foothills here in Arizona.
 
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They did it to themselves! Look how our communities were treated with the crack epidemic. Their own racism has lead to this and they have to sit in it. You wanna deny hurting black people medicine because you're a racist but give any white person off the street strong painkillers. Deal with it!
 
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Poverty, we rise
Social welfare, we rise
Crack, we rise
Badly handled natural disasters, we rise
Bad water, we rise
....yeah, do I agree with the results? No but, we sustain no matter what!
 
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Simple, the challenge to their white privilege and the evening of the playing field economically, socially and educationally has meant that being white is just not enough anymore.

They now have to compete with everyone else and they are finding it hard because all they had to be before was mediocre or less and they still managed to succeed.

The USA government also gave them a helping hand, especially the GOP. Their blind and vengeful decades long propaganda and success in denying who they perceived as the "welfare queens" anything and everything; and their subservience to their corporate overlords have systematically destroyed the education system; the social net; and the unions.
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Simple, the challenge to their white privilege and the evening of the playing field economically, socially and educationally has meant that being white is just not enough anymore.

They now have to compete with everyone else and they are finding it hard because all they had to be before was mediocre or less and they still managed to succeed.

The USA government also gave them a helping hand, especially the GOP. Their blind and vengeful decades long propaganda and success in denying who they perceived as the "welfare queens" anything and everything; and their subservience to their corporate overlords have systematically destroyed the education system; the social net; and the unions.

You totally broke that the fuck DOWN. End thread/
 
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Oh. Opioid crisis?

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I went to a dentist for a cracked tooth. I was in so much pain, I was crying. That b*tch gave me a prescription for ibuprofen. I told her it didn't work. She didn't do anything. l found another dentist who examined me and asked why I wasn't taking my pain meds. I told them I didn't have any and what I was on. They gave me antibiotics, and a strong painkiller, and a medical excuse to take to work.

What pissed me off was the first dentist is black. I felt betrayed. I know if I had been a WW she would have taken good care of me.

Do you ever get tired of looking for new doctors because the level of care is unacceptable.
 
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In my prior line of work, I have seen crazy amounts of prescriptions for pain medications, benzos etc. being prescribed to people.

Morphine and Fentanyl used to be prescribed primarily for terminal cancer patients.

Now, people with back pain are getting it!!

Pain Management doctors are also giving prescriptions for Naloxone along with pain medications for a possibility of OD!

There is a huge disconnect on what pain medications should do for people. They are not going to eradicate pain completely, but bring it down to a 2-3/10.

Don't even get me started on the difference between how this epidemic is being handled vs. the crack epidemic.

Sorry, this issue really fires me up!
 
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Black people have the ability to rise and persevere no matter what our plight is. When you have been the opressor all your life you don't know how to overcome opression. The opiod epidemic is hitting them hard because they don't have the same grit we as black people have. We were given no tools but still built something out of nothing. They have all the tools resources handed to them yet don't know how to use them. I am supposed to feel sorry for them? Why?
 
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Exactly. De Blasio wants to bring that shit to NYC—moron.

A big contrast in how the predominantly white opiod user are protected while the black community suffered severly especially in the 80s from the crack epidemic. Not to mention the public health response around the two drugs are very different (see below). Nobody helped my ppl out like they helping these muthaf'ers.

in some cities they making little rooms where opiod users can do they business and not have to worry about being in public OR overdosing. There will be someone in the room with them to make sure of it. Crazy...
 
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All of this :yesyes

THEY SHO IN THE F WONT!!!!! AND isnt lean an opiod?? Thats a young black male drug. I bet money lean Drinkers will get treated like shit but if i pop 40 vicodins in a day i can go in a safe bathroom amd do it.

And the crazy part these white and jew drs is the ones just freely giving these drugs to people.
 
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Good! I hope they continue to implode, not a single fuck given here when they drop like flies. Let’s keep the exact same energy.
 
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Let me tell you it’s sickle awareness month and I am in the middle of a crisis. When I went to the Er last time it was for stomach pain not crisis related. I didn’t get any morphine or the usual like I do in crisis. I was relieved because I hate getting it,but when I was about to leave, one of the nurses said to her co-workers “looks like she’s not getting any drugs” and laughed thinking I wouldn’t hear. Sickle cell is already hard to live by, I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I’ve been told that we’re difficult. I’ve been blamed, I’ve been so mistreated. I’m in pain right now but rather suffer than go to the ER! The racism is too much!
wow, I know i'm late but did you report that woman? what a bitchy thing to say.
 
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Went to the dentist a couple months ago for excruciating toothe pain and they wouldn’t give my Black ass shit but some ibuprofen

I have rheumatoid arthritis (sigh) and the first time I saw a rheumatologist he prescribed ibuprofen 800 mg 3x a day which was fine. It did the trick. It got my hands working again (...yay...). Thankfully, it subsided to the point where I didn't have to do that anymore (praise God). If I remember to take my Vitamin D supplements regularly, my knees stay happy.

But once (and apologies if I posted this before), something went wrong with my right arm. DEAR GOD It was like electric shocks going down my arm. I went to the ER and told them I had RA. They gave me some lousy ibuprofen (I'd NEVER had pain like this before). It did nothing. They sent me home. I had to go back the next day. They did a wrist tap. That didn't work. They didn't find anything. Morons. I told them I had RHEUMATOID arthritis but they sent some bone surgeon to look at me. I finally got a percoset out of them. It took the pain down 1 maybe 2 notches. That's it. I got an oxycontin from them. Same deal.

Do you know how bad that pain had to be for Percoset and Oxycontin to do basically NOTHING?

This all happened on a weekend when my primary was out of the office. Finally on Monday she's back. She's been treating me for over 20 years. I describe my symptoms. She prescribes STEROIDS (Prednisone) and something called Indomethican(sp?). Within 2 minutes of taking that, the pain was basically GONE.

ER docs are morons.

Narcotics can't handle some kinds of pain. (and I usually don't want them anyway; it's only after having been in pain for days and crying for hours that I finally gave up and asked for it)

And now I clutch my Indomethican to me like a baby.

I will say though the last RA specialist I saw in the office just prescribed me Tramadol (an opioid) as a matter of course for pain (which frankly wasn't that bad). I used it once when I was at home and could go right to sleep. I used it again at work. Never again. I had to go take a nap, it put me to sleep. Also, it made me throw up. So nope. Won't be using those ever again. One friend (white) was like "Can I have 'em)?" cause I basically had a whole bottle left. I was like "Hell, no!" I threw 'em out. I'm not tyring to get myself or anyone else strung out. *shaking my head*

Oh well time for my wrist meds...
 
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No I was over it, and jast wanted to go home. I wish I had said something.
I would've reported her ass right away. its alright though, don't worry about some ignorant comment like that. there's vile, miserable people in this world who are only happy when they tear others down. let her wallow in her own ignorance.
 
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This is a case of white on white crime from the pharmaceutical company on down. White privilege finally backfires. It's not taking out enough of Trump country though or at least not quickly enough.
 
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I have rheumatoid arthritis (sigh) and the first time I saw a rheumatologist he prescribed ibuprofen 800 mg 3x a day which was fine. It did the trick. It got my hands working again (...yay...). Thankfully, it subsided to the point where I didn't have to do that anymore (praise God). If I remember to take my Vitamin D supplements regularly, my knees stay happy.

But once (and apologies if I posted this before), something went wrong with my right arm. DEAR GOD It was like electric shocks going down my arm. I went to the ER and told them I had RA. They gave me some lousy ibuprofen (I'd NEVER had pain like this before). It did nothing. They sent me home. I had to go back the next day. They did a wrist tap. That didn't work. They didn't find anything. Morons. I told them I had RHEUMATOID arthritis but they sent some bone surgeon to look at me. I finally got a percoset out of them. It took the pain down 1 maybe 2 notches. That's it. I got an oxycontin from them. Same deal.

Do you know how bad that pain had to be for Percoset and Oxycontin to do basically NOTHING?

This all happened on a weekend when my primary was out of the office. Finally on Monday she's back. She's been treating me for over 20 years. I describe my symptoms. She prescribes STEROIDS (Prednisone) and something called Indomethican(sp?). Within 2 minutes of taking that, the pain was basically GONE.

ER docs are morons.

Narcotics can't handle some kinds of pain. (and I usually don't want them anyway; it's only after having been in pain for days and crying for hours that I finally gave up and asked for it)

And now I clutch my Indomethican to me like a baby.

I will say though the last RA specialist I saw in the office just prescribed me Tramadol (an opioid) as a matter of course for pain (which frankly wasn't that bad). I used it once when I was at home and could go right to sleep. I used it again at work. Never again. I had to go take a nap, it put me to sleep. Also, it made me throw up. So nope. Won't be using those ever again. One friend (white) was like "Can I have 'em)?" cause I basically had a whole bottle left. I was like "Hell, no!" I threw 'em out. I'm not tyring to get myself or anyone else strung out. *shaking my head*

Oh well time for my wrist meds...

Smh!! Tell your doctor to refer you to a rheumatologist or find a good rheumatologist yourself, You should've started seeing rheumatologist when you first got diagnosed. I'm taking humira injections every week and meloxicam for pain its strictly for people with RA. Also gabapentin. They need to get you on something before your RA becomes aggressive this is nothing to play with hun.
 
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I see the only solution for opiod epidemic - legalize weed in every state.

I'm a recovering opiate addict. I'm on a cocktail of Neurontin and Clonazepam, +Temazepam at bed, and I smoke a lot of weed.


It's already medicinal in a lot of areas and recreational, too. It helps. A lot. According to many resources, opiod epidemic statistics is much better in states that legalized weed than in states where weed is still illegal. More information
 
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It seems like white people are able to get all kinds of prescriptions with relative ease.

I've had two doctors refuse to refill my prescriptions for Xanax. Benzo's can be incredibly addictive, so I understand not allowing people to pop them like candy. But it takes me 5-6 MONTHS to go through a 30 pill prescription since I only take them when I really feel I have to.

Meanwhile, my coworker (white woman) refills her prescription monthly and has been doing so for YEARS. Her doctor doesn't even bother to check on her, and she has admitted that at this point she can't even sleep without them. Smh.
 
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It seems like white people are able to get all kinds of prescriptions with relative ease.

I've had two doctors refuse to refill my prescriptions for Xanax. Benzo's can be incredibly addictive, so I understand not allowing people to pop them like candy. But it takes me 5-6 MONTHS to go through a 30 pill prescription since I only take them when I really feel I have to.

Meanwhile, my coworker (white woman) refills her prescription monthly and has been doing so for YEARS. Her doctor doesn't even bother to check on her, and she has admitted that at this point she can't even sleep without them. Smh.
My friend is a Medical Assistant in the Midwest and she said this is standard practice.

Black patient: met with skeptical attitude and all protocols followed and denial rate high.

White Patient: Ask and ye shall receive.
 
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This thread really reminds me of the Unsung episode on the Debarges. El was the only sibling in the group who was drug free. How he got hooked on drugs is his dentist prescribed an opioid to him. He liked how it made him feel and he's still an addict.
 

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