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David Burns: Rethinking the opioid crisis

In reference to Other Voices column written by Tom Durkin on April 12, I want to thank Mr. Durkin for his eloquent comments. The “Opioid Crisis” is a frightening joke to we who use them appropriately.

A recent public television program made this point, pointing out the ignorance of prohibition. It never works, yet we keep prohibiting things, expecting a different result. My situation is nearly identical to Mr. Durkin’s. I use opioids moderately to have a life. They may shorten my lifespan in one way while greatly increasing it in another. That decision should remain between me and my doctor.

Decreasing availability will push many to street suppliers with far worse consequences.

David Burns

Rough and Ready

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