Twin Cities heroin, painkiller deaths surged in first half of 2013

  • Article by: Matt McKinney , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 23, 2014 - 8:18 PM

LSD, meth use also rose, according to a report released Thursday.

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mypcaccountJan. 23, 14 1:22 PM

these should be regulated by the FDA so people can get their high in a safer manner.

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Minnesoda73Jan. 23, 14 1:29 PM

Legalize or decriminalize drugs. These people do not have to die, and their family members do not have to bury them. As an added benefit, addicts allowed to buy drugs at-cost will cut down on crime. The police state, grown fat from the War on Drugs, needs to got to Rehab, yes, yes, yes.

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la0tsuJan. 23, 14 2:02 PM

LSD-related poisoning? You mean people selling something that they say is LSD but is in fact something else altogether? Because the amount of LSD required to be toxic is enormous. It's only slightly more toxic than filtered water.

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blorangeJan. 23, 14 2:10 PM

Marijuana overdoses also tripled over the same time period, to a record high of 0.

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bwebsterJan. 23, 14 2:35 PM

Wonder what the numbers were in the second half of 2013. Guess we'll have to wait another 6 months for that information to get compiled and reported.

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mrblueskyJan. 23, 14 2:40 PM

Where is the info on prescription pain pill deaths, as the Headline says?

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bannedmuggsJan. 23, 14 2:45 PM

If we legalized it everything would be better.

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slikweasel21Jan. 23, 14 3:24 PM

The LSD related poisonings are not LSD they are new cheap synthetic legal substances sold as such. Much more dangerous than LSD. Get the story straight.

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bart1959Jan. 23, 14 3:31 PM

Where is all this pain coming from that needs to be killed?

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woodyagJan. 23, 14 3:42 PM

Time to recognize that a great many of these deaths are in fact suicides. They may not be suicides by immediate intent; but rather suicides by a depressed person choosing to play what they know is exactly the same as Russian roulette. Sooner or later- you will die- and some choose that. Should we try to save them? I think so= but we need to treat the cause of the depression and choice of deadly lifestyles; not the "drug addiction". That's a symptom; not a cause.

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