Vetoing Anti-Overdose Drugs Doesn’t Stop Addiction

A longer, opinionated version of the article I wrote for Outloud:

In April, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a bill that would allow pharmacists to give out an anti-overdose drug without a prescription.

According to LePage, the drug, naloxone, “does not truly save lives; it merely extends them until the next overdose.”

He went on to say that passing the bill will create “a situation where an addict has a heroin needle in one hand and a shot of naloxone in the other,” and stressed that it will “[produce] a sense of normalcy and security around heroin use that serves only to perpetuate the cycle of addiction.”

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Of Mice & Men’s Restoring Force Review by Amanda Delgado

The Harbinger

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Since their 2011 release of The Flood, Of Mice & Men has been trying to move toward a more heavier and mature sound, similar to what most contemporary “scene” bands have been doing recently. There is no doubt that their latest album, Restoring Force, shows musical growth, with its alternative and nu metal influences; however, after the first five tracks, the album becomes a repetitive blur.

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