Category Archives: Drugs

The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

 

Dean Anderson
Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

By Christopher Glazek, October 16, 2017, Esquire.com

 

Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia

You’re aware America is under siege, fighting an opioid crisis that has exploded into a public-health emergency.

You’ve heard of OxyContin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted.

But do you know that the company that makes Oxy and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family? Continue reading The Secretive Family Making Billions From the Opioid Crisis

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Shorter Life Expectancy In U.S. Attributed To Painkiller Epidemic

By Amelia Kinney, True Activist

Deaths due to opioid overdose have risen most among people ages 25-44.

Last year in the US, deaths from drug overdose surpassed deaths from car accidents. Now, research shows that the opioid epidemic (heroin, Fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.) has officially driven down life expectancy for Americans—unprecedented for a developed nation and former leader in longevity. Continue reading Shorter Life Expectancy In U.S. Attributed To Painkiller Epidemic

Drug Cop Who Spent 14 Years Undercover Tells Truth About the Drug War

By Carey Wedler, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Yet another police officer is speaking out against the drug war, this time in the United Kingdom. Former officer Neil Woods worked as an undercover drug cop for 14 years, infiltrating some of the most violent gangs in Britain only to learn his tactics were worsening the drug epidemic. Now, he advocates ending the drug war and decriminalizing drugs as he admits his own role in fueling violence and the proliferation of narcotics.

Woods recently spoke with the Independent to make his case and recount the struggles he faced enforcing the British government’s drug war. He was first enlisted by the Home Office to tackle the crack cocaine epidemic in the early 1990s, an effort that apparently ‘pleased the crown.’ Continue reading Drug Cop Who Spent 14 Years Undercover Tells Truth About the Drug War

The Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption

By Zahrah Sita, Waking Times

Although it is mass-produced, mass promoted, legal, and ingested by a multitude of people all over the world, most people don’t ever consider or understand the spiritual consequences of drinking alcohol.

Let’s begin by taking a look at the etymology of the Word alcohol. Etymology means the root of the word… where it is derived from.

The word “Alcohol” comes from the Arabic “al-kuhl” which means “BODY EATING SPIRIT”, and gives root origins to the English term for “ghoul”. In Middle Eastern folklore, a “ghoul” is an evil demon thought to eat human bodies, either as stolen corpses or as children. Continue reading The Spiritual Consequences of Alcohol Consumption

TSA Busted In Massive $100 Million, 40,000 lb Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

By Jay Syrmopoulos, Activist Post

San Juan, Puerto Rico – In a case highlighting the infiltration of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) by transnational criminal organizations, twelve current and former TSA officers and airport staff were indicted for allegedly trafficking over 20 tons of cocaine — worth over $100 million — into the U.S. over an 18-years timeframe.

Last Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against the twelve defendants, who are charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

From 1988 to 2016 the conspirators allegedly smuggled about 40,000 pounds, or twenty tons, of cocaine through Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and into the United States, according to the DOJ. Continue reading TSA Busted In Massive $100 Million, 40,000 lb Cocaine Smuggling Conspiracy

Illegal Drug Trade Essential to Geopolitics, Says Former Diplomat

By Isaac Davis, Waking Times

The illegal drug trade is an essential component of global politics, playing a central role in the proliferation of arms used to destabilize countries and unseat unfavorable regimes in the geopolitical quest to create favorable conditions for oil ventures while bolstering the banking industry.

Peter Dale Scott, a Canadian born scholar, poet and former diplomat, the world’s foremost researcher into the inner workings of government conspiracy (conspiracy meaning organized plans and programs). He has for decades been exposing the shadow elements operating under the cover of government, deep politics and big oil, Continue reading Illegal Drug Trade Essential to Geopolitics, Says Former Diplomat

Reclaiming My Power From Big Pharma: A Journey of Healing Depression, PTSD, Ambien Addiction and Beyond

By Juliet Tang, Wake Up World

“Healing is resolving the separation between the journey of the body and the journey of the soul.” – Dr. Brit Cooper

My Drugged Love/Hate Relationship

One of the most arduous and testing experiences I’ve gone through in life was overcoming my Ambien addiction, or in my case, changing what felt like a most convincing belief: “I need this drug to sleep.” That was a story I told day and night for 14 years of my life. Ambien was my salvation and destruction, my best friend and worst enemy, my drug of choice and my shame; the intimate relationship we shared was entangled with love and hate flavored with fear and a hint of abuse. I loathed it and revered it. Continue reading Reclaiming My Power From Big Pharma: A Journey of Healing Depression, PTSD, Ambien Addiction and Beyond

Research Suggests Cannabis Is Better for Back Pain Than Opiates

By Wes Annac, Editor, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 217th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).

It’s no secret that cannabis can treat pain, but a recent study suggests it can be particularly effective in the treatment of back pain caused by anything from anxiety to injury.

Since it’s also proven to be an effective anxiety treatment, it may even reduce anxiety-related back pain and treat both conditions at once.

Natural Blaze reports that with studies showing back pain as the leading cause of disability in the world and the leading cause of missed work days in the U.S. (1), a safe and effective treatment is being sought in a way that can’t be provided by addictive opioids. Continue reading Research Suggests Cannabis Is Better for Back Pain Than Opiates

Another Win for Big Pharma — Holistic Health Herb Kratom Now a ‘Schedule I’ Drug

Note from Wes: The decision to ban kratom may have actually been delayed. More info here: http://www.eraofwisdom.org/kratom-ban-no-longer-930-dea-says-timetable-indefinite/

By Carolanne Wright, Wake Up World

Used for thousands of years in Southeast Asia, kratom has attracted attention in the West as a potent natural medicinal that addresses a spectrum of health complaints — like pain, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, chronic fatigue, addiction, insomnia, stress and more. It’s such an effective herb that Thailand banned its cultivation and use — largely because it was such wildly popular, non-addictive alternative to opium, which ultimately threatened the economy.

Since history has a habit of repeating itself, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the U.S. is following a similar path in outlawing the herb. Only this time, many feel kratom is being persecuted because the herb safely and economically replaces a range of pharmaceutical drugs. Notably, this change was made by the DEA as a ‘temporary’ scheduling order, bypassing the judicial review process that normally regulates Schedule I classification. Continue reading Another Win for Big Pharma — Holistic Health Herb Kratom Now a ‘Schedule I’ Drug

An Effective Addiction Treatment? Canada Legalizes Heroin for Medicinal Use

By Wes Annac, Editor-in-Chief, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 216th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).

Heroin is evil, and its users deserve compassion, not ridicule or punishment. It’s best not to get hooked on any hard drug, especially if you’re repeatedly told that it’s dangerous and it will kill you, if not make your life hell.

However, not everyone is properly informed about heroin and other dangerous opiates. As we’ll learn, some are led to a heroin addiction after getting hooked on opiates prescribed by a doctor and having nowhere to turn when their prescription runs out.

Whether it’s the rebellious youth or the “ordinary” members of society who discover the drug through dependence on prescription opiates, heroin addiction is affecting an alarming number of people in the U.S. and Canada.

But why? What makes this illicit substance so valuable to people of all ages, races and social classes?

Heroin’s initial euphoric effect and the withdrawal symptoms that occur a few hours after use combine to form a habit that, for many, quickly escalates into an addiction. Continue reading An Effective Addiction Treatment? Canada Legalizes Heroin for Medicinal Use