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Much of the increase in opioid use and addiction is related to the loss of working class economic opportunity. The inability to achieve a good economic life destroys families and causes a flood of hopelessness and pain that people attempt to satiate with drugs.
It’s so easy to judge people who have fallen into a life of drugs, alcohol, and selling one’s soul. I used to. Until one of my best friends...a guy who had everything; looks, charm, talent...due to some very unfortunate circumstances, he went down that hole. Now I see homeless people with much more compassion.
My gosh, is this good
I've spent plenty of time in Atlanta around the edges of the activity you describe. I've met Jenny, her friends and colleagues, talked to them, commiserated with them. It is clear to me that Fentanyl is being used by China as a weapon against the U.S.
Excellent writing. Outstanding. I even had euphoric recall, and it's been a few decades...
Brad!! Will you take Micheal Knowles recent tweet thread and give it the Twitter Files treatment? I think it would be interesting to read.