theabortionatorI kind of agree. I mean the family can do whatever but in 2021 i feel like it's not that big a deal to say someone overdosed or killed themself. Both are serious problems and it feels kind of weird when everyone "died suddenly" or whatever.
I don't think the family necessarily owes anybody any kind of explanation but I think knowing about some of these deaths are good. Not in terms of gossip but instead to show the crisis we're facing of both.
I've only had one friend that killed himself but have had several OD.
I don't judge them. I get that there are still people that will because they're shitty and want to feel superior but that's going to happen anyway.
Also we need to do something about the bullshit drug war. People are ODing because the supply is so fucking inconsistent sometimes and the fentanyl etc. Also we invest so little into treatment and also mental health programs.
The same when people kill themselves people yell at them and say "they shouldn't have done that! That's so shitty of them' "It's a permanent solution to a temporary problem" or whatever.
These people pretend to care so much but when we don't fun programs for mental health they don't seem to care.
Idk. It's just my opinion but I think it would be better to know at least in both those cases. Just because somebody od's or kills themself doesn't make them a bad person. It doesn't negate who they were, your friendship, love, whatever.
I just feel like honesty on these topics does more toward showing the problem and maybe helping curb it and does minimal in terms of hurting their character.
Yeah. I feel like most ppl want to know the cause of death because they care about the person who died and want to think about them and think about whatever challenges they were facing.
And yeah if we really wanted to save addicts in america we would do what they have been doing in europe for decades and have H.A.T. clinics.
Heroin Assisted Treatment (H.A.T.) was established in switzerland in 96 to combat the huge heroin epidemic.
Implementing this almost immediately drove opiate overdose deaths towards zero, and it was so successful at improving the lives/lifestyles of opiate addicts that today it is part of the health systems of germany denmark holland england and slow release morphine is given to addicts in austria bulgaria and slovenia.
The only full agonist maintenance we have in the states is methadone which ive been on for about 5 yrs. methadone is great, but for some people it isnt enough. And if you really want to lower the risk for those people you need to do like switzerland does. More choices=more lives saved.