Narcan On The Rise & Retail Apocalypse: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)


Tonight: Ending America’s longest war. The fight against a life-saving drug: — If it continues the way it is, yeah, people will die. — And… Scandal at a plant-based food startup. President Trump says he stands by his statement
threatening “fire and fury” on North Korea. — Let’s see what he does with Guam. He does something in Guam, it will be an event, the likes of which nobody’s seen before, what will happen in North Korea. — For the second time in 24 hours, smugglers have deliberately drowned
migrants who they were carrying by boat, according to the UN’s migration agency. Today, at least 180 refugees were forced
into the water near the coast of Yemen, and at least five have died. Another 50 people are missing and presumed dead. As parts of New Orleans continue
to recover from last weekend’s flooding, Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the
resignation of four top utilities officials, saying the public was misled
about the city’s ability to pump water. Louisiana has declared a state of emergency, ahead of more storms expected this weekend, after water submerged many neighborhoods
last Saturday, and left frustrated residents questioning
why the flooding was so bad. Heads of the local water board initially said
its 121 drainage pumps were all working, but later acknowledged that 16 pumps
were either broken or out of service. — In court today, Taylor Swift called a 2013 incident
when a former radio DJ allegedly groped her, quote, “horrifying,” and “shocking.” David Mueller says the allegation is false, and he only touched her rib. When his attorney questioned Swift, she said, quote, Mueller was fired after the incident,
and says his career in radio has been ruined. Benchmark Capital,
one of Uber’s biggest investors, is suing former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for fraud,
breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. The lawsuit, which is an attempt to remove Kalanick
from the Uber’s board of directors, says he mismanaged the company and
tried to consolidate his power. A spokesman for Kalanick told VICE News, quote, — In a surprise announcement today, President Trump said he’s pushing to declare
the opioid epidemic a national emergency, which would free-up federal funding and
loosen restrictions to help combat the crisis. But just days ago, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the administration would not
be declaring a national emergency— because the opioid crisis does not meet
the criteria and the move was unnecessary. The administration may be at odds with itself, but the latest federal data is clear: the death rate from drug overdoses is going up, and reached a new record in 2016. As overdose deaths climb, another drug, Narcan, has become an unfortunate necessity. It can reverse overdose symptoms within minutes,
bringing addicts back from the brink of death. Narcan is all too familiar to
the residents of Middletown, Ohio, population 48,000, which is on track to see double
the number of overdoses as last year. — If I see them, if they’ve been doing good, and then I see them and they’re obviously using again, I’ve been known to pull over, make u-turns in the street, and say, “What are you doing?” — Jeri Lewis calls herself a missionary. Since she moved here six years ago, she’s been voluntarily driving
the streets of Middletown, Ohio, looking to help addicts get clean. — I’d say the last two to three years, it seems like it’s just getting worse as far as heroin. We see more kids, 3, 4-years-old— coming to the park without supervision, and then when you ask their story, and you learn… mom’s usually high at home. — 3 or 4-year-old children? — Yes. — By themselves. — By themselves. There’s Josh. I have food for you. — Lewis tries to check in regularly
with this homeless couple. He’s overdosed and been revived
with Narcan several times. — Do you wanna get your stuff
and meet us somewhere? — She’s upset I wouldn’t give her cash. By the way he was acting, I would say he’s, uh… going off. — Overdoses in Middletown have become so common, people post them on a local Facebook page. — It is frustrating, because it doesn’t seem like there’s a solution to stop the constant reviving of the same people, over and over and over again. I think that as long as someone
has potential breath, or life, that we need to do all we can
to breathe that into them. When we’re not, then… we’re letting people die. That is our choice, and it’s not a good choice to let people die. — But in Middletown, that choice— of whether or not to save people— has become controversial. In June, City Councilman Dan Picard proposed that the city’s first responders should not be dispatched to save addicts with Narcan who overdose for a third time. — It’s out of control. And I’m sorry, it’s been out of control for 60 years… — At $30 dollars per Narcan dose, the city is on track to spend $100,000
on the drug this year— only a small fraction of the city’s budget, but almost nine times more than they spent last year. But Picard says Middletown’s budget simply can’t handle the resource strain
overdose victims create. — We’re spending all of our money helping them while they’re engaged in some illegal activity
which only benefits themselves. And I’m sorry, they’re a real problem for society. — After a vocal backlash and threats of lawsuits, Picard withdrew the proposal. — People would say, with that, you’re swapping dollars for lives. — No, I’m making a choice. We have to make a decision about
where we’re going to send our resources. And if it continues the way it is, yeah, people will die because we will not get to them. But unfortunately, what’s going to happen is that heart attack victims are going to die,
car crash people are going to die, because we’re out doing these other runs. — Picard’s proposal has sparked
a heated debate in Middletown: If the city can’t save everyone, who deserves to get help? — If there wasn’t a safety net there
and they thought that, hey, this could end me right now, half of them are gonna quit it right then. — Do you think so? Because if someone is addicted to heroin, they’re not going to care
if they’ve got a safety net or not… — I think they’ll die off. — They’re gonna die off. — I think they’ll die off, I do. I do, and I think that’s one way that you get rid of it. — Do you think people are seriously
considering that as an option? — Oh my lord, I hear it all the time. — I think they should cut it, and let them weed themselves out. They’re choosing to do it. They know it can kill them. — What do you think about what Dan Picard said? — You know, my initial thought
was that I agreed with him. Because, being a part of this community, sometimes it makes you hard. At the same time,
I’m a humanitarian and I just couldn’t— at the end of the day, if someone was laying in front of me dying, I couldn’t allow that to happen. — Even though Picard’s ordinance was shot down, he says just proposing it had an effect. In the month since it made news, overdose emergency responses in town
fell from 38 a week to 14. — I think people have decided
not to come to Middletown, to buy drugs and do their drugs in Middletown, because they’re afraid of the fact
that we might not respond. — Couldn’t that just be a result of… the drugs aren’t coming through, they might not be laced with certain things. I mean, you have no evidence. — You’re exactly right, I have no evidence to prove that
I’m right and what I’m saying. But, by the same token, I have no evidence that anything else
that you just suggested had an impact. I feel that I have opened up a discussion about it. Not just in Middletown, but around the world. — Lewis says that discussion needs to
include the reality she sees on the streets. — What Dan Picard said, whether you agree with it or not, it has seemed to have ignited a debate. — Which is good. — You welcome that. — Yeah. I don’t welcome what he said, but I welcome the debate
because that means that we can bring a voice to to the whole thing. — But what’s happened is, it seems, actually a lot of people come out and said, “Well, we agree with him.” — That’s the easy way out. It seems like the easy answer. But then what are you going to do
with all of the dead bodies? All of those that O.D.? There has to be some sort of accountability. — Senator John McCain
blasted the Trump administration today, saying it’s offered, quote,
“no strategy at all,” on the war in Afghanistan. McCain also laid out his own blueprint, which calls for more counterterrorism forces
and an increased U.S. troop presence. Up to 10,000 soldiers are still deployed in Afghanistan, now the site of the longest running war
in American history. But President Trump does appear to be
keeping all options on the table— including pulling out. — The war in Afghanistan
has been going on for so long, it’s easy to forget the most fundamental question: Why does the U.S. care what happens out there? To rewind for a minute— it was Afghanistan, then run by the Taliban, that provided safe haven to
al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden while he planned the 9/11 attacks. A lot has happened since George W. Bush
ordered troops to drive the Taliban out: governments have come and gone, trillions have been spent, 2,500 American lives have been lost— and despite all that, the Taliban? Still very much in Afghanistan. So it makes a lot of sense that Donald Trump is asking why America should even bother any more. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster
has one answer: he sees a potential vacuum of law and order
three times the size of Syria. In 2011, when the U.S. pulled out of Iraq, the lack of security there helped
give rise to the Islamic State. Now, ISIS is in Afghanistan, too— along with the world’s
highest concentration of extremist groups. McMaster says the solution is more U.S. troops
to help bolster the Afghan Army, and help them do the bulk of the fighting. Erik Prince has another idea. The Blackwater founder and
brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been advocating for
a private army of military contractors, led by a something like a viceroy. — Not that I’m advocating a colonization of Afghanistan, farthest from it— We want to prevent terrorists sanctuary and leave, but when the East India Company operated
in that country for 200-plus years, they deployed with that model. — All of these are some form of escalation, but they leave unanswered the bigger question of how we’ll eventually get out. And that’s where Trump’s instincts
as a builder seem to be kicking in. Any businessman knows the concept of sunk costs— that it’s never wise to spend more on a bad deal just because you’ve already spent a lot. — It’s a very big decision for me, I took over a mess. And, uh… we’re gonna make it a lot less messy. — Trump can think this way because it’s not his war yet. Soon enough, it will be— whether he sends more troops or not. At the pace these deliberations are going, that might not be before the fall, when the war in Afghanistan will turn 16-years-old. — On Friday, the country’s largest mall
will celebrate its 25th birthday. Complete with 12,750 parking spaces, 30,000 live plants, 11,000 employees and more than 500 stores, the Mall of America boasts
around 40 million annual visitors. The Mall of America is surviving
the so-called “retail apocalypse,” but that’s because it’s less of
a shopping destination than a retail-themed tourist attraction. But for malls that lack
an indoor amusement park and aquarium, the future looks much bleaker. — There are around 1,200 malls left in the U.S., and about a quarter are at risk
of closing in the next decade. Whether a mall hangs on or not depends largely
on the survival of its “anchor stores,” the giant department stores that were once
a mainstay of the American shopping experience. Sears, Macy’s and J.C. Penney each closed
around 100 anchor stores this year; and with them, more than 9,000 other retailers are targeted to close. And retail employees are feeling those closures. The retail sector, which employs
about 10 percent of people in the U.S., saw four straight months of steep job losses this year, before ticking slightly upward in the last two months. Still, more than 44,000 retail jobs
have been lost this year alone. So what’s behind the impending retail apocalypse? It’s easy to point to Amazon
and the growth of e-commerce, but that isn’t the whole story. Analysts offer a few other reasons: For one, we built way too many malls. Between 1970 and 2015, the number of malls grew twice as fast
as the population. And while mid-market retailers have struggled, outlet and discount stores like
Marshalls and TJ Maxx have thrived. And finally, in post-recession America, people are spending more on experiences— travel, bars, restaurants— than buying the latest Hot Topic shirt at the mall. Despite all this, this isn’t the end of malls. Developers are converting empty anchor spaces
into medical centers and office buildings, which could reshape malls
as city centers for rural areas. Others are doing anything it takes
to get people in the door: Destiny USA in Syracuse,
which took over the Carousel Center in 2012, is now the sixth largest mall in America. And its non-retail attractions include
an electric go-kart track, a ropes course for kids, and a chapel— with a gift shop attached, of course. — On Monday, the criminal case against accused
Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán will continue in New York City. Facing life in prison, the suspected narco-billionaire hired
a high-profile legal team— but the question is whether his attorneys will
be able to keep any of the money he pays them. David Noriega has more. — Back in January, El Chapo pleaded not guilty
to more than a dozen charges stemming from allegations
that he ran the Sinaloa drug cartel. Right now, El Chapo, who’s reportedly worth more than $1 billion, is being represented by public defenders. — He is locked in a cell for 23 hours a day, he’s only permitted out to speak
to limited members of our office… — But, he’s also retained a team
of attorneys led by Jeffrey Lichtman, the lawyer who famously saved
alleged mafia boss John Gotti, Jr. from conviction in four separate trials. So, who is representing El Chapo? Is it a pair of public defenders, or is it one of the most famous
criminal defense attorneys in the country? Not even his lawyers can answer that question. The feds are hoping to seize billions of dollars in assets they say El Chapo’s operation earned illegally by trafficking drugs into the United States. But the Justice Department
doesn’t know where that money is, and they could go after it wherever they can find it— including any fees he pays to private attorneys. That puts someone like Lichtman, who wants to represent El Chapo, in a little bit of a bind: — This was the first question I had is, hey, am I going to work for the next year
of my life killing myself for Mr. Guzmán and then find out that the government may decide, “Well, we can’t find any of his assets,
so we’ll just take it from the lawyers”? — The only reason El Chapo was assigned
public defenders in the first place is that he was extradited and arraigned so quickly, and under such high security, that he didn’t get a chance to seek his own counsel. But since then, the government has been arguing in court that
El Chapo can obviously afford his own lawyers, and that the taxpayers shouldn’t be
footing the bill for his defense— while, at the same time, making it basically impossible
for him to hire a private attorney. So what’s an alleged international drug kingpin to do? Lichtman and company won’t be willing
to officially represent him until they get a guarantee from the government
that it won’t go after their money. But so far, the government hasn’t
been willing to make that promise. Lichtman says that’s only one way the feds
are making life difficult for El Chapo. — It’s the most difficult prison situation I have ever seen, and I’ve been to some bizarre prisons
in South America visiting potential clients. This one is the absolute worst. The Muslim terrorists that are in the same prison are treated better than Joaquín Guzmán. I know that the average person
listening to this is going to say, “How could you possibly think
that Chapo Guzmán is a decent guy?” Look— I don’t judge the person for what
they’ve done before they come to me. I judge them how they treat me, and during our own interactions. And the guy happens to be a delightful, funny guy. Great sense of humor. Very, very intelligent. I have to say that it has not
been unenjoyable spending time with him. — Hampton Creek, a tech-food startup that aims to replace animal
products in food with more sustainable plant ones, has recently faced a slew of negative coverage accusing it of classic Silicon Valley
hubris and overreach: — The company was running
a large scale and very secret operation in which it sent contractors to purchase
hundreds of jars of its own products… — Josh Tetrick, a vegan with a background in the nonprofit world who once worked for the Liberian
leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, started the company in 2011
with $3,100 in his bank account. Since then, he’s raised $220 million from Silicon Valley investors
like Peter Thiel and Marc Benioff. He believes that most supermarkets are
full of foods that provide poor nutrition, and is built on industrial farming
and excessive water and land use. — Wow, it’s chilly in here. So what are we seeing? — It’s a plant library. This is where our entire world starts. There are about 353,000 species of plants
all around the world. Most of us are used to soy, corn, and wheat. And that’s about it. The very first step in our process is to bring those plants of the world
that we’ve kind-of forgotten about in, and this is where we store a portion of them. For us to be able to test them, to look at molecular properties, to look at functional properties, we have to mill them down. What we’re really looking for is, can we find a plant that is nutrient-dense, can we find a plant that will make a really good cake, or a plant that will make
healthier, more sustainable mayo without as much degradation to the environment? And that’s a challenge. — The milled plants are run through an automated lab, and end up in a kitchen where chefs, mostly hired from the molecular
gastronomy restaurant Moto in Chicago, try and make them into foods that are as good,
or better, than the ones they are replacing. — So tell me what this is. — This is our “Just Scramble.” It is a plant protein, a little bit of water,
some minerals, a little bit of salt. Have a taste, first. — Looks like an egg, it smells like an egg… — And how does it taste? — Tastes like an egg. Maybe like a falcon’s egg or something. — So far, Hampton Creek Sells
mayonnaise, dressings, doughs, and mixes, and plans to release scrambled eggs and
lab-grown chicken, steak, and fish in the coming years. A series of articles have accused Hampton Creek
of buying its own products to boost sales figure— and the company’s entire board
stepped down last month, with little explanation. The company itself has said it’s been the victim
of a smear campaign by the American Egg Board. It’s true that after emails detailing
the AEB’s campaign against Hampton Creek were released in 2015, the board’s chief executive stepped down. As with many technology stories,
the broader truth is hard to discern. Is this the usual chaos of any ambitious startup, or something else? — You’ve been quoted as saying that,
there are no rules that apply, really, to building a business this way. One of the rules is, don’t buy
a shitload of your own product, and of course you’ve been
accused of doing exactly that for the purposes of seeming more successful. What would you say to that allegation? — There’s a lot of hand-to-hand combat
in the world of retail. We used to have lids falling off
and all sorts of QA/QC issues. They would buy some of the products
that had those issues, and in the process of doing that,
they might buy extra jars. — So, just to clarify that, what you’re saying is… if you send people in to buy the product, the supermarket thinks,
“We’re selling a lot of product,” and they wanna give you more shelf space. — You got it. — And how does that relate to the recent
departure of the board of Hampton Creek? — Not really connected. You know, the board, all of whom are still advisors to the company, and the one venture capitalist
continues to have a seat on the board. Not really connected— I think it was really a situation
where we step back and ask ourselves first, from a company’s perspective, does it make sense to carry on like we’re doing and, in some respects, we asked folks to leave, and others, they decided it was the right thing. — And again, from an outside perspective, it perhaps doesn’t look great, it doesn’t seem like a gesture
of faith in the company and its progress, that the entire board steps down. What do you think? — If you give me the choice between
100 percent chance of getting it sold for $1 billion, or a 20 percent chance of doing
something more extraordinary, we’re always going to choose that. The people that decided to do it with us get that, and many people have said, “That is not for me.” Good morning. — He’s right that other retailers, especially startups, have bought their own products too. We reached out to the board members
who recently departed. Only one, the former health and human services
secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, responded. She declined to comment, but sent a statement from the company
on behalf of the directors: Tetrick says that much of the recent turmoil was based in his trying to get control of his company so he could focus on the most ambitious plans, including the holy grail of lab-grown-food: meat and fish. Tetrick says that Hampton Creek has found
a way to feed animal cells with plant products. They brought us into their meat lab, but would only let us film in a small corner of it. — Globally, meat consumption is going up, not down. It’s going to be going up by 100 percent by 2060. So it sort-of begs the question, how does one solve that? — What you’re trying to do is basically
make chicken more efficient. It’s a really inefficient way
to get chicken onto the plate, to raise the chicken, feed it, kill it,
and then ship its parts to supermarkets. — Yeah, exactly. we’re only really using about half of the carcass, which means a lot of wasted energy, as well as a lot of the greenhouse
gas emissions that come with it. And so, all of that is avoided
by having a more efficient process that grows just the parts that we want. — How is it different from, you know, corn or whatever other meat alternatives you might be able to pick up on a supermarket shelf? — It’s meat, yeah. It’s not plant-based. It is 100 percent meat. — So within about a year we’re likely to see “Just Chicken,” “Just Kobe Beef”
or “Just Blue Fin Tuna” on a shelf? — It’ll certainly be an animal product. I don’t know if it’s going to be
one of those three specifically. I think more likely than not
it’ll be in the avian family. — Let’s look 10 years into the future. Do you wanna be bigger than General Mills, bigger than Kraft, or Nestlé? — I want us to be an extraordinarily large company. But at the end of the day, we can make plants that scramble in a pan
all day long, we can make meat from a cell, but if we do not get it on aisle seven
in the frozen section, the refrigerated section, if we don’t get it into the hands of
kids in West Africa… it’s all bullshit. — That’s VICE News Tonight
for Thursday, August 10th. Tune in tomorrow night for the award-winning documentary series, “VICE”: — What’s the significance of the rocket? — That one’s a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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100 thoughts on “Narcan On The Rise & Retail Apocalypse: VICE News Tonight Full Episode (HBO)

  1. legalize cannabis in all of it's forms .
    legalize opium and coca leaf.
    It is the solution to the opioid crisis. Destroy the revenue stream of international organized crime . Addiction is a medical issue, not a criminal one.
    Very potent concentrates of Indica varieties of Cannabis have enormous potential to heal opioid and cocaine addicts and this has been known for a VERY long time.
    Doctors have been afraid and/or complicit in keeping the truth hidden from people.
    Big Pharma(the older brother of the illegal drug industry) keeps them silent.
    But that is changing now.
    Here in Canada we are going that route step by step. It is a beginning.
    My prayers are with my American neighbors of all communities who suffer because of the last 4 decades of genocidal and racist drug war mentality.

  2. Well guess what Trump OBama got that mess from Bush. So stop blaming people you inbreed dip shit and fix it. You claimed your smart. We know you're actually stupid but we are watching.

  3. Its always the poorest and most unlucky who get shafted in America, if you are unwilling ore unable to take care of your weakest you are truly a failed state.

  4. yasss Hampton Creek, come through! I'm ready for some cruelty free meat. In the meantime, I'll settle for daily servings of that beefy founder.

  5. that moment when I heard Osama bin laden masterminded the 9/11 attack makes me feel like puking on his face…..
    vice can do better than that….

  6. so pretty much what that lawyer was saying is its not the person that matters its how much he is paying me..? lmfao… "hes a fun guy with alot of humor" forgets to mention the dude is a drug lord? good old money hungry pricks.

  7. Let em die! If your so f-ing dumb to OD multiple times your life is not worth saving. You obviously dont care. And Im not alone. Most these losers are the same people living off welfare too. So over and over and over again they cost tax payers dollars. Screw that, i object.

  8. Portugal had a serious problem with heroin during the 90ties and the US should really consider looking at what the portuguese government did. Rehabilitating addicts has proven to reduce drug addicts numbers in general, less criminal charges as well. Less people in prison for drugs, less addicts. These people have made bad decisions, bad decisions that have made them sick. They need help, not a prison sentence or be left to die off in the streets.

  9. Give them Kratom… it will control their pain without ruining their health and it controls pain much BETTER than any opioid!

  10. outlaw norcan i they are willing to let themselves get strung out let them die the are not ever going to be a productive part of society

  11. After all the drugs that lowlife has shipped into America… all our children hes hooked or killed… fry his ass!

  12. I get that they don't wanna spend money on addict but cutting them off from life saving drugs is simply absolutely unacceptable and disgusting that guy is obviously more worried about where the County's money is going then the people I would rather see them put the drug user in a rehab or even jail after the third use of Narcan you want a solution there's your solution they will go through their withdrawals in jail and get clean set them up with a rehabilitation center after they get out problem solved

  13. That's messed up because you overdose because the world we live in that you created is shit at times and we wanted to get an escape you shouldn't be saving people. It is switching dollars for lives.. messed up.
    On the other hand who is the woman interviewing everyone? She is so beautiful.

  14. oh ok NOW its a emergency. that's cute. real cute.
    its very very hard for white people to care about anything. period. the narcan only happened cause the addicts are white. and even the narcan they use begrudgingly. gosh what is it like to be white and feel like, nothing, ever, at any time?

  15. Why is it that America seems to want to do the opposite of what comes intuitively. Instead of looking out to other countries to find laws that work at suppressing addiction we decide that we "know" what will work and pass laws based on our world view of politics..

  16. How much less money, and lives, would it save to not involve ourselves with combat, but get civilians out of the dangerous areas and build them shelter until the local fight is over (if it ever is)?

  17. If you minimize the effect choices have on the individual you literally encourage bad decisions. Seeing their friends die is literally the biggest motivator for drug addicts to try and get help.

    Good choices are not easy. We should not encourage the path of least resistance and enable self destructive behaviors.

    Secondly, have you considered that Narcam could be a scam. It sounds horrible, but it's a solution for a problem that Pharma corporations created. You should always be more skeptical and not just become their advocates.

    Thirdly, the budget is not infinite. You can not save everyone. I'm sorry, but that view on the budget is infantile. Only children don't understand why you can't buy the newest toy and you buy boring groceries instead. Now this isn't to defend the stupid crony spending that the government and right wing politicians already make. They need to tighten up their spending as well.

  18. Lots of real Christians here…Let them weed themselves out sounds just like what Jesus would have said. Dicks.

  19. ever notice how the beats in the background of these vice videos and the motion of the transitions along with the speech patterns sort of put you to sleep. this is watered down garbage propaganda.

  20. addiction is a disease not a choice no addict wants to be an addict people try drugs and move on otger try drugs and transform into someone who can not stop they are changed and thats not a choice

  21. Malls should die. They are horrendous places. I hate watching all these zombies walking around buying stupid shit they don't need

  22. Test your genetically modified food on West Africans. Funny maybe these are the lizard people who need the top genetic profiles for some earthtakeover

  23. He grabbed your bare ass? That's your statement? Well, why did you have your clothing pulled down, revealing your bare ass?
    Something seems off to me.

  24. So should we not treat people who get cancer from smoking or from sunbathing too much, or people with liver problems from drinking, or people who have a heart attack because they couldnt stop eating, or diabetics because they couldnt stop eating sugar, or people who get in accidents through surfing,diving, or anything else because hey you brought it on yourself. Until people realise theres a class war going on and stop making issues about race and other bullshit it will continue, they want you to get fixated on these made up issues because it takes your eye off the real problems. What a truly selfish world it has become, it makes me sick. You keep worrying about getting a new pair of headphones or whatever it is you tell your self you need to make you happy

  25. On the Afghanistan war…there is no war…it's a manufactured conflict designed to precipitate invasion and confiscation of the heroin supply for the sake of profit and control..by and for the U.S. Empire is the terrorists.

  26. What if addicts who carried their own personal doses of Narcan with them, if they were required to provide their own supply of it, or risk not getting it from EMT's, or something. Make them be accountable for themselves? Something along those lines…?

  27. To people who struggle to understand addiction and are very quick to judge. Remember that Winston Churchill was a big time drinker and big time opioid user. Without him I doubt we would speak English today.

  28. you cant save everyone,people need to see that,its sad but people will die regardless !The 3 time overdose is harsh but it may work!!People need to stop blaming others who cant save everyone!

  29. This is an instructive and revealing vid… Everyone has a loved one- a family member or close friend or coworker that they care for, that is struggling with opioid addiction… Though, many people will insist that they do not. To those people, I have only one thing to say… YES. YOU. DO. get it through your thick heads: addiction is a DISEASE!

  30. Last  thing: years ago, I managed apartment buildings in the downtown of a major american city, and over the course of several years, I saw a half dozen or so of my tenants revived by Narcan- their lives saved, and perhaps changed… Let me tell you, it's a lot better than when I would find a body. Screw that, eh?

  31. Honestly, it might be better to just let the addicts die… Their lives are miserable and I know first hand that they will not get better. Why revive them if it will only prolong their awful, awful lives until they overdose again? And I'm not looking at the situation economically because, to me, economics has no place in ethical issues. Even if reviving them was absolutely free, I still think it's better to just let them go.

  32. This video makes america look like the worst place in the world full of the worst people imaginable. Everything I've witnessed is absolutely deplorable

  33. I OD"ed On FENTYNAL 2 to 3 weeks ago I Had Been Eating Xanax All Day, Went To Dealer He Had Different shit. I Bought A 20$ Went Home And Put It All In The Spoon.. It Was Super Dark Brown. I Get Up To Go To Kitchen Next Thing I Remember Was Looking Up To All The EMT's, From The Floor . I Had Only Been Taking 4 Breaths To A Minute . 2 Vials Saved My Life, I Don't Ever Want To Touch the crap again.. Hope I Don't..

  34. If you want to know why there are so many heroin addicts/overdoses you should start by asking where the heroin is coming from. Look at the increase in heroin overdoses since 9/11 and then look at who is the worlds leading producers of heroin. My only question is, What politician is guilty of looking the other way while american soil is flooded with the blood of all of its addicts?

  35. I live in Ohio and my brother is a Heroin Addict. Its fucking crazy here, in my hometown there was a 48 hour period where 9 people ODed

  36. We should realize these people may seem cold but they're speaking out of fear and ignorance, just keep helping on a ground level if it feels like the right thing to do

  37. Opiate Dependence: How about this, when a person is revived with narcane they have to go to a mandatory vivitral program? Or maybe privatize the narcane program, so that people who are a part of that program would where a bracelet or tag of some sort, showing that they have paid some amount of "nacane Insurance fee", being part of the program the addict would also be actively trying to stop using? This is a very difficult problem but what we have is the ablilty to openly talk about it. Let's keep the discussion going. Let's be honest. Let's try to fix this horrible social sickness.

  38. The county that this took place in the sheriff has decided that his officers will no longer carry narcan, only the ems will be able to narcan these zombies.

  39. I think the problem is that the response to the crack epidemic in the 80s was “lock them up”. No sympathy, only criticism. So why have a different approach about “junkies”.

  40. I was personally addicted to heroin for almost 7 years I used suboxone to get threw the withdraw I relapsed after a few months and overdosed I was in my bed dead the ems revived me with narcone I haven't used since that was two and a half years ago narcone saves lives it saved mine and I thank God every day I get to experience life good days and bab it's better than being dead

  41. Naloxone budgets are only at $30M because the company that makes Narcan (branded naloxone) lobbied government/health regulators to mandate that THEIR product be used exclusively in medical practices, and then once they achieved a virtual monopoly they boosted the price, leading cities to either ban it outright because it's too expensive, or end up spending way more than they can on it.

  42. You bury the dead bodies. There is an accountability. When those drug uses decide to use drugs they know there is a good chance they will die.

  43. Addiction is an exceptionally expensive disease to treat, and it's an expense most shouldered by that states. Not only is it expensive the first time, it's just as expensive the third, fourth, and fifth, etc. times. I have several friends who are recovering drug addicts (primarily heroin), but what the budget rep was saying is not lacking compassion, it is fiscal. There are any number o tings we could do to correct the situation, but we are presently under the control of a very rigid Federal government, and a murderous DEA.

  44. If the U.S. government really wanted to reduce overdose deaths, it would/should legalize opiates and make the pills available to addicts cheaply. That way they won't overdose shooting up…

  45. In t end Drug addicts choose to overdose most off them r grown
    Adultes its they choice example a women have t rite t choice
    if she wants to stay pregnant oh she wants 2 have a abortion

  46. 10 of my friends dead.From ods,suicide and disease .Oh and it's a choice argument is a joke when your crying puking sweating it's not a choice.Methadone saved my life.

  47. Methadone is the best cure for opiate addiction, talk therapy doesn't do any good when someone is being tortured by long term withdrawal.

  48. Let the drug addicts die. Cheaper that way. No one forces you to do drugs so why should we be wasting $$ on them.

  49. Meanwhile every single chronic pain patients are suffering and comiting suicide because the DEA acts like the mafia to every licensed pain management doctor ITS A FARCE

  50. My doctor had told me that back in the early 90's that the opoid addiction was not an accident.He said drs around the world was made to hand out script after script Emergency room Drs office pain management it was all done on purpose to make insurance companies and medical office's a ton of money and the judicial system.Get as many people hooked then whine about it like its an epidemic they had a hand in creating.Treat addicts like they are trash and a pain in the ass.Whats the difference between someone who ate and ate until they was obese high blood pressure and on insulin for the rest of there life so now they have to take a drug to survive or be able to function daily but thats ok or someone who smoked 20 years ago and quit now they have lung cancer or on oxygen its aww you poor thing but soneone who was hooked on pain pills prescribed from the dr is trash.Whats the difference here someone explain?

  51. What to do with the bodies. ?…in a word…… Fertilizers! ,, sell the Fertilizer use that money to reduce taxes!

  52. Narcan doesn't cause death it's designed to prevent it. Not having it readily available won't keep an addict from using opiates.
    It won't keep me from using them. The only difference is that no life will be saved. You'll let people die. That's the only difference.

    Just will alone isn't enough to quit heroin. It's hard to quit drinking, people seem to agree on that, I agree, it's nowhere as addictive as heroin tho.
    Not even fucking close. By a long shot.

  53. A new Prohibition Era is upon us with its attendant problems.
    The big brouhaha today is the number of people who are dying from drug overdoses due to opiates/opioids addiction. Some questions should be asked and statistics kept. Such as: Of the people who died, how many were those who never had an opiate/opioid prescription to get them "hooked on drugs"? Did they start with street drugs? How did they start? At what age? How long did they use illicit drugs? Why didn't they get into a rehab clinic when they knew they had this problem? What is the race, sex, age, and occupation of those overdoses? Example people: White male M.D., 50 years old. Black, 35 year old female middle class wife/mother homemaker. Any race, any sex or age, working/out of work, on welfare/homeless, occupation criminal/street junkie.
    When he was, just out of drug rehab, the fictional Chris Multisanti told Tony Soprano, anyone can go out on the street, and without anyone's permission, get any drug they want as long as they have the money. If someone who is ill, or suffering chronic severe pain they are lucky to get a prescription for the drug they need. That's my situation. How does a doctor determine my pain level? If it's 9 out of 10 does it really matter? It never has in my past. Nothing was ever done.
    I took a daily dose of 80mg of Methadone for 20 years for chronic severe pain due to arthritis and diabetic neuropathy. I don't have an addictive personality, I never overdosed, or had a bad reaction, or was accused of drug diversion. I also easily self detoxed for surgical procedures.
    Just like the case where one terrorist who filled his shoes with explosives, we all now have to take off our shoes for an inspection. In typical fashion the government still uses a club to solve a problem instead of a scalpel. It's a good way to get people used to living in a police state.
    As a result I can no longer get a drug I need as most doctors will not prescribe it as they are scared they will lose their hospital privileges or medical license. It's their needs over mine.
    So much for the Hippocratic Oath which in part says, "First do no harm." Harm can be done by omission as well as commission.

  54. those who think let them die and weed out the problem, only say that cuz the media put in your head that the opiate addict is a homeless scabby thief looking for their next fix. the truth is thats maybe 30% of them max, many are your average middle age person with so much potential, that die in their families home. that are great people who are working, who got prescribed pills by doctors then cut short and left with withdrawal and addiction, shame on you people. I will not reply to or read any comments, so dont bother

  55. So you Narcan 1 person 10 times and they STILL go right back to Heroin?! Oh, I forgot, you're victims, you can't get out of the loop you put yourself in.10 times to straighten out & start fresh and yet I see you on the street doped up again but I cannot get help with my chronic/constant pain from lower back injury

  56. The only countries that have had any success with this problem are Switzerland and Portugal. Both did it by legalizing everything and directing money wasted on the War on Drugs towards helping people get back on their feet and it's worked but of  course good ol' USA knows best and therefore the problem just gets worse.

  57. i personally feel why pay for a quick fix over and over again why not invest more treatment locations for those to try or master getting clean!! i feel give them 2 doses max after that they have no choice but to get help!!!

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