TMS_S2E6 | The Opioid Crisis: Supply and Demand, Crime and Punishment

The Mindfullness Show is written and produced by Josiah Samuel Harry. Music by Josiah Harry, Jr.

S2E6 Show Notes:
[08:27] Hot Takes: With the average U.S. retail gasoline prices climbing over $3 a gallon, your summer road trip could be more expensive this year.
[10:18] Main Segment: The human toll of criminalizing drug use in the United States causes extensive and unjustifiable harm to individuals and communities across the country. The long-term consequences can separate families; exclude people from job opportunities, welfare assistance, public housing, and voting; and expose them to discrimination and stigma for a lifetime.
[22:25] The Best Things I Heard Today: An off-duty police officer in Ocala, FL, is being celebrated for saving a baby's life.

Sources for this episode: "Applying the rules of supply and demand to the Opioid Crisis" by Jennifer Maki. "Opioid Overdose Crisis" by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. "The Real Cause of the Opioid Crisis" by Richard Florida. "The truth about the US ‘opioid crisis’ – prescriptions aren’t the problem" by Marc Lewis. "Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States" by the Human Rights Watch. "Off-Duty Police Officer Saves A Baby's Life."

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