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4 cases of wound botulism found in IV drug users here in the state.

4 cases of wound botulism found in IV drug users here in the state.

hollabackchurl

It’s a sad state of affairs, people need clean rigs. Vote for harm reduction.


truetheripper

The crazy thing is people can literally get hundreds of free needles!! They give them out weekly along with other supplies a person might need, waters, cottons, little dishes to mix everything. All you have to do is turn in your dirty needles for clean ones. They even give out narcan for free!


truetheripper

The nurse at the methadone clinic I go to said it’s not the needles, but the stuff they are cutting the product with.


haylobo

Harm reduction is so important. For any who need it, you can search for services in your area here: https://nmhivguide.org/


Bruin144

Stop doing drugs


Alwaysblonde

I know you're probably just trying to be a troll but I honestly wish it was that easy for people. The underlying issues that cause drug addiction need to be fixed before we can expect people not to use drugs. We also don't provide adequate resources and support for people to be able to stop using drugs. I hope things come to a place where we don't have these awful issues of people getting sick from drug addiction.


truetheripper

Wow you’re so right?! Why didn’t anyone else think of that?! You should alert the media! You have it all figured out!


Bruin144

Am I trolling? You bet. I used to come home from ER shifts and say "No matter what the question is the answer is stop doing meth" I am fine with marijuana legalization. I would be fine with outlawing alcohol. Of the two alcohol is more destructive. I know this would never happen we tried it once before and it didn't work. I like the the idea of giving out free syringes and so forth if for no other reason than to bring addicted people into contact at least occasionally to somebody who might offer them a different path. I also think failure to enforce laws and the failure remove children from parents who can't even care for themselves increases human misery which leads back to more misery. I would be fine with free opioids for life if you gave up your parental rights to any existing children and agreed to be sterilized. We could also give them a port so they would wouldn't have to hunt for veins.


Zoey_Redacted

* Unempathetic * Eugenics supporter Nice. I'm sure you're a well rounded human being that should be caring for people in a hospital. Thank fuck your work in that ER is in the past tense.


catskillmice

Well, it is a risk. I mean, can you expect that anything good comes from injecting yourself with something that was probably not prepared in a medical grade lab? Of course there is the transport issue. I doubt the stuff is being sent in sterile bio-grade containers. In some cases in Saran Wrap or bags being concealed in places, like the cracks of people's asses, in sewage trucks and trucks that haul manure. When its taken to the kitchen table of the dealers house, I imagine their is not a whole lot of QC going into the decontamination process to ensure microbes and other infectious toxins are not getting into the supply. Of course you will see all sorts of bad stuff inside it.