Category Archives: Drugs

Study: The Most Harmful Addictive Drugs Worldwide are Alcohol and Tobacco

By Marco Torres, Wake Up World

A new review published online in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years.

The World Health Organization has released many reports in the past fingering alcohol and tobacco as two of the biggest causes of illness and death worldwide — including the developing world. Continue reading Study: The Most Harmful Addictive Drugs Worldwide are Alcohol and Tobacco

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Ghost in the Machine: How Big Pharma Controls Our Perception of Drug Safety and Effectiveness

By Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wake Up World

Drug Safety and Media Shaped by Big Pharma

In this article, we look at the “Ghost in the Machine” – the murderous forces in our health care system that harm patients instead of help them. This article will expose the deceptions that occur in almost all facets of health care today for no reason other than money. It will also expose the identities of the ghost’s “puppet masters” who perpetrate health misinformation and unethical drug marketing for profit, whether it’s Big Pharma or its helpers in academia, government and nongovernment agencies.

It should surprise no one that, in most cases, promotion of dangerous drugs and misleading health information is a direct result of conflicts of interest. For example, with the exception of CBS, every major U.S. media outlet keeps at least one person from the drug industry on its board, which clearly explains the dearth of reporting on Pharma dangers and corruption.1 Continue reading Ghost in the Machine: How Big Pharma Controls Our Perception of Drug Safety and Effectiveness

Historic! Norway’s Parliament Votes to Decriminalize ALL Drugs

By Claire Bernish, The Mind Unleashed

In a bid to assist addicts, rather than lock users in cages, Norway’s parliament voted last week to decriminalize all drugs — citing Portugal and its general success lowering addiction and incarceration rates, getting those who need it into treatment, and drastically reducing crime and other issues related to the illegality of substances for personal use — thus, becoming the first Scandinavian nation to do so. Continue reading Historic! Norway’s Parliament Votes to Decriminalize ALL Drugs

John Volken Academy: Therapeutic Community for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Voice of Freedom.ca, Nov. 27, 2017

In 2014, John Volken, founder of the John Volken Academy, was awarded the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award in recognition of his outstanding work creating three therapeutic communities for drug and alcohol addiction recovery. Continue reading John Volken Academy: Therapeutic Community for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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

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