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Prescription-Drugs flipSince its introduction as a key component to the American Dream, nothing has accidentally killed more Americans than the car.

Not guns.

Not swimming pools.

Not even recreational drugs (a hobby our government sinks hundreds of BILLIONS into seeing to its ever increasing difficulty in participating in).

But finally, for the first time since the turn of the 20th Century, something has overtaken the Car as the greatest unintentional killer of Americans…

And it is something that can be found in almost every home in America.

pill-junkiesAccording to a recent survey from the CDC, Accidental drug poisoning deaths have become the number one cause of Death in the United States.

During the course of a ten year sample, the CDC found that while automobile deaths decreased by 15% along that time, deaths by poisoning increased 90% (with accidental drug poisoning making up 89% of those lost souls). And it doesn’t end there for the Prescription drug winning streak…

The CDC also discovered that deaths of junkies abusing analgesic drugs (such as Oxycontin and Vicodin) are dead-teensway more than the combined deaths brought about through abuse of cocaine (and its various forms) and heroin. (As a point of comparison, in that same time not one person died from using marijuana… Just saying…)

The increasing prescription drug abuse trend doesn’t just end with adults… In an earlier study, the CDC found that 57% of all teenage deaths via poisoning were directly linked to legal, prescription drug abuse (up from 30% in the year 2000).

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A Nation All Racked Out on Pills…

drug-addiction1These staggering numbers surrounding the deaths of Americans really should not come as much of a surprise to anyone… especially when the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians testified before a Congressional panel last month claiming that 80% of all the world’s pain killers are being used in the good ol’ U.S. of A.

And yet, while the nation goes mad one old high school football injury at a time, not one pharmacy or pill pushing doctor is going to get his balls busted unnecessarily…

Not one redneck wandering around the mall with just bottles upon bottles of pain killers rattling in her purse like an infant having a seizure breaking a sweat over a stop n’ frisk…

But some poor asshole who decided a sore back isn’t worth becoming a junkie over has to worry about jack booted thugs kicking in his door because he is engaging in a legal (in his state) form of pain management therapy.

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Let’s say it together…

USA! USA! USA!

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