Opiates, Opioids, Crack!
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December 19, 2017
This week Ann wasn’t able to make it to the podcast so we scratched the legal talk. Joined by Paul Smith of TruTalk on Tru Radio Network in our makeshift studio, Dan and Becky discuss Dan’s favorite topic, drugs! We will be back in our studio to talk about the law next week! With all of the media coverage on the opioid epidemic we wanted to discuss why it was considered an epidemic and how it’s being treated differently than the crack epidemic in the 80s. We also talk about safe drug use, drug interactions, and overdosing. Prior to heroine, morphine was the drug of choice for treating pain but it was later discovered that morphine was addictive. Bayer invented heroine as a safer, non-addictive alternative which was prescribed up until about the 1920s. Once it was realized that heroine was more addictive than morphine, history repeated itself. We finally ended up with Percocet, Vicodin, and Codeine which were billed as safer alternatives to heroine and morphine. It turns out they got it wrong again. Opiates…