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    The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that is akin to the war on terror. It affections millions of people nationwide and causes a massive amount of deaths every single day. The National Institute on Drug Abuse

    Opioids: The Good and the Bad

    The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that is akin to the war on terror. It affections millions of people nationwide and causes a massive amount of deaths every single day. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that...

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    • I understand your approach to this issue and can definitely relate. Opiods are not so hard to acquire in certain states and therefore a prominent danger for some.

      I believe this source will provide you more context to the current reinforcement process on opioids.
      https://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2019/02/opioid-prescribing-limits-across-the-states

    • Opioids may help people but there are other ways to cope with severe pain like using herbal therapies or traditional medicines, that are safer and less addictive. We can see opioid addictions lead people to harm themselves to receive more prescribed opioids. Why use harmful substances to relieve pain when there are safer options and methods that have been used for years to relieve pain. https://www.mskcc.org/blog/kratom-what-research-tells-us-about-controversial-supplement. This article speaks about kratom, a herd found in southeast Asia, and how it has pain relieving properties similar to opioids.

    • I think your article brings up a very good point and is relatable to some people. I agree that opioids are a danger for most people, but some people don’t see it that way because they are suffering from so much pain that it is their only resort. Here is another source that I think could help you as well.
      https://medlineplus.gov/opioidmisuseandaddiction.html

    • Hi Brett, I think it’s good that you’re bringing this topic up because with the amount of deaths per day from opioids (130) this should have more attention than it does. You did a good job about discussing what benefits opioids have in the medical field, but it would be helpful to hear about alternative solutions that could do similar jobs that opioids currently fill. Your conclusion touched on this with the idea that opioids should only be prescribed when necessary, but I would like to see when that is necessary and if there is anything else that can be done with less risk. Overall I very much enjoyed your article and thought you did a great job discussing this crisis in America.

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    Montana is a gorgeous place. Millions of years of Mother Nature’s harshest weather and catastrophic geothermal events have worked to shape this landscape that we all know and love. Native Americans, people wh

    Yellowstone's History is Surprisingly Unknown.

      Montana is a gorgeous place. Millions of years of Mother Nature’s harshest weather and catastrophic geothermal events have worked to shape this landscape that we all know and love. Native Americans, people who have inhabited this area for thousands...

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    • I like this article. It’s interestingly fun to read and you learn a lot about where the word Yellowstone comes from. But you don’t necessarily get the history of Yellowstone. Besides that I love this article.

    • This was really interesting to read. I am not very familiar with the history of Yellowstone even though I have been there many times. I found it interesting how a Frenchmen was who discovered the landscape and explored it. Very good informative writing.

    • I never knew the history of Yellowstone! This was very interesting and detailed and I like the way you wrote this post.

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