VICE presents an immersive and personal feature film about the fentanyl crisis in Canada told from the perspective of a community of drug users.
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I was prescribed the patch . Small patch at first then a larger patch . This along with norco . Due to a past unpaid balance that was owed to the Elkhart clinic in Indiana I was told I had to find another doctor . This after I had been on the drug for months . I have been on opiates for years due to degenerate disc disease and peripheral neuropathy . At that point they pulled the rug right out under me which as I understood was illegal . No medication all because they wanted their money . The withdrawal symptoms I still recall . I should have sued that clinic . If I had the money to hire a lawyer , I probably would even though this happened years ago . Terrible withdrawals.
What breaks my heart, is that people who abuse these typed of medications have made it so hard for those with TERMINAL diseases to get help. When NOT abused, gives someone quality of life. But there always is a demon in the pot. God Bless.
It's crazy to think about that people manage to come up with 100,000.00 a year but only when they're under addiction. After or before they only make 40 maybe 50. If they had the same drive and belief in themselves they could start a business and sustain 100,000.00 yearly. It comes down to how bad you want it!
It doesn't matter who's going through this - it's a terrible thing to watch far less experience. *These people really do need to count their blessings considering the amount of pity, sympathy, protection, empathy, care, love, consideration, support... being given to them.* Those selling - actually more so those using the drugs are fortunate enough not to be called thugs / criminals / super predictors /opioid -heads... They're portrayed being human - everyday people - victims. *They have the system on their side*. *Everyone should be given such a PRIVILEGE*. Lucky them. 😥
EDIT: That doctor said that it was startling *who* it was affecting which is everybody yet I see only a certain type of people that they are more concerned about which really confirms how *privileged* they are. It's amazing how they know when to change to dramatic music and to have certain communities as being filled with the drug dealers therefore the police have to go after these criminals. WOW!
"for the first time in my life, i felt like i mattered" 43:55 This right here. When you don't feel like you matter, or that people don't care about you--thats why so many turn to the artificial joy of drugs.
The dude with the spiked hair and glasses is an idiot. The only thing that helps stop cravings is time spent doing other things that make you happy. At first it might be hard to find things you like, but eventually you will find things that you would rather do than drugs. I hate when people cop out and tell people all they can do is go to "meetings". That is just hoping someone else will be there to prevent relapse when he can't. Meetings aren't a solution.
I have been on opiates longer in my life then I haven’t. I gave up even trying to get 100% off I know it want happen it’s just been to long and I have to many problems so I use suboxone to stay cleanish. I do good on it I take a piece a day and I’m good I have never felled a drug test in my 8 years of being on it and I live a normal life just like I was sober. Yes it’s a little expensive but no where near what a oxy habit is and it’s money well spent. I now get it with insurance but I paid $400 a month for years. I do find it funny that the people who sold the oxy invented the suboxone as a cure just like they invented heroin as a cure for morphin addiction. Guess big Pharma has enslaved us all.
I was prescribed fentanyl for almost two years. I used the transdermal patches and they'd always come off and I'd run out and experienced these withdrawals and they fkin suck ass. Been nearly 4 years off of it though and I'm thankful for that!
The war on drugs has been an utter failure. By making the manufacture, distribution, possession and use of these drugs crimes, the manufacture and transportation becomes unregulated. There is no government agency to insure that these drugs are made in a safe
sanitary manner, and they rarely are.
Much of the harm caused by these drugs actually comes from the chemicals and conditions they are made with, along with the cutting agents used.
When prohibition went into effect, there was a sharp rise in alcohol related illness, mostly having to do with drinking unsafe booze.
We need to legalize these drugs, just to make them safer, not to mention making more room in our prisons for truly dangerous criminals.
The main kid in the documentary isn't even doing heroin or fentanyl. He's just doing Oxy extended release pills. He's just filing them down into a dust to snort them. Which is honestly stupid because they're specifically made into a hardened gel with a hard coating. These ER opioids essentially can only be taken orally to get the full effect of the substance. Snorting the oxy ER will mostly just cake the substance inside the nasal cavity and go no where. It won't be absorbed as the physical state of the substance is specifically designed NOT to be absorbed any other way than the oral route.
This counselor kid with glasses is an absolute idiot. Addicts can't stay clean 5 days in order to get into treatment. If they could do that they'd just quit on their own. Withdrawal is NOT simply "the easiest part of recovery." It's one of the hardest and it's strictly the reason people can't quit. There are medications that make withdrawal tolerable which is what is needed to even make quitting even possible. Withdrawal medications allow people to remove their chemical dependence which then allows people to think clearly enough to remember withdrawals and the fear of that pain has a powerful effect to keep people from relapsing. Withdrawal medications are key. Especially since many of them, many when currently taking them, can actually chemically prevent the hard opiates from being effective in the body. So these medications not only make withdrawal possible and manageable, it actually forces the user to stay clean on a chemical level.
iv solved the coputer chip thero an hlow it works....i hav know nothing till i used my brain power... im almost overwelmed ... its like hundres of botens ... in hundreds of cuicits ... joining in diffrent conclutions....
Currently taking a pharmacology class that is centered around drugs of abuse and it's just so heartbreaking to see how addiction brings people to such unfortunate circumstances. While watching this Ryan mentions he needs fentanyl to supress feeling unwell, so he can function normal, and that must be the worst, if not the hardest part for anyone abusing drugs :( my thoughts and prayers are out to those in need! <3 please please please reach out for help if you need it!
People say weed is the best, and isn't addictive. Try, being in a relationship with a someone addicted to weed. Can't stop smoking it, steals to get money for it and eventually it killed our relationship. Accusations all the time, paranoid behaviour, depression. It's no fun I'll tell you.
Damn it was just two cops who took down a drug dealer without their guns drawn knowing the dealer had guns and knives meanwhile in America you have like 5 swat cars outside police throwing flash bangs with m16s breaking down doors yelling “GET TF ON THE GROUND YOU PIECE OF SHIT”
The only thing that will get you through it IS will power! You have to really want to change your life, you have to be ready to face what ever demons you're running from, be prepared to address the underlying issue/s, all serious addictions are symptoms of some kind of emotional dis-ease and the only way you will be able to make the changes necessary to get where you want to be is to use your will power. To say will power cannot overcome biology/evolutionary survival instincts is ridiculous, suicide is a clear example of this. Nobody is saying it's easy, but humans are extraordinary creatures and we all have potential for greatness.
Methadone, subs nothing i mean nothing works other than will power. The addicts in the states are treated as criminals which blows my mind. Theyre the victim of a greedy sociopath named big pharma, but never do you see the jails or prisons filled with those pricks who truly have blood on their hands, but you see new commercials for new drugs. FUCKING LIFE AIN'T FARE & THE WORLD IS MEAN! FIND GOD BECAUSE IT IS A DOG EAT DOG WORLD sucks i know but if your addicted you can beat it just tell yourself over and over you can beat it and you matter because you do and you are loved so fuck that cry baby shite. You can do this you can overcome
There is a way and you are loved and YOU MATTER! Please get help. There are treatment centers (at least in my city) that will take patients the next day when they call for an appointment. They have opened up 5 new locations in the past year so please do research if you are in need of help! Hopefully there is a place near you that can help ❤️ Narcotics anonymous also is a great help. If you find good meetings that suit you and you feel comfortable and helped at, try to continue to go. Don’t forget all of you are loved and you all matter and your life matters!💕💪 you are strong and you can do it
Kratom can help through opiate withdrawals. Granted it is basically a very weak opiate itself, and you can become addicted to/physically dependent upon it as well, but it is legal in a lot of places, a lot cheaper and safer, and you can ween yourself off of it pretty easily, it just takes a while. Just hoping to get info out there that can maybe help someone.
"Not the demographic we'd like" - "you don't need money it's healthcare"- "they're human beings" Jesus where was all these people with resources when the crack epidemic flooded the nation. I'm amused at the empathy and compassion! I guess that same gesture doesn't apply of your brown! Sickening to think one race is human and the other is like disgarded trash! 2018!
At least in Canada healthcare is free. I suffered for almost two years because I didn’t have insurance but thankfully I’m 7 months clean now. US needs free healthcare! A lot of people are still struggling with addiction because they don’t have healthcare and it’s sad.
This is crap I think they should let them in without having to be 5 days sober. If they took addicts without them needing to be clean prior then a lot more people would go to treatment there’s a ridiculous amount of people that want go into treatment and the only reason is because they do not want to be sick at all being dopesick is the worst thing ever I’d rather go through labor without pain meds a hundred times rather than go through withdrawals. They need to give the people that can’t handle being sick an option to get treatment without being clean if it was them in that situation they might understand that them saying I can’t handle 5 days being sick and they say well if you want it then you’d do it. I couldn’t do it and i found a place that I didn’t need to be clean to enter and it’s been t years with absolutely no slip ups and I know if I had to be clean to enter treatment I wouldn’t have done it because being sick is for me absolutely horrible.
in college, about to graduate, and did cocaine for the third time this year. The comedown sucks though, so really that's what keeps me from doing it often. I told myself I wouldn't do it again after the first time, but I did anyway. Honestly, I'm just trying to have as much fun as I can before I start applying for jobs (had to quit weed to detox, easy though, since I'm more of a drinker anyway). Ironically, the job I want to get is at a toxicology lab near me...basically a drug testing lab.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.