Tag Archives: President Duterte

In the News: Duterte, Baking Soda Bombs, Narcan

Listen in to this opiate recovery support group as they discuss the news of the week. Narcan is now available at all Walgreens pharmacies; Duterte reluctantly ends the killing of drug users; and Baking Soda Bombs are the latest way to cheat a drug screen.

Discussion Guide:

Do you have a Narcan kit?

If not, do you know where you can get one?

Do you need a Narcan prescription in your state in order to get Narcan?

What are the pros and cons of drug screens?

Have you attempted to cheat a drug screen?

Have you heard of 'Baking Soda Bombs'? What are they?

Have you heard of the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs? If not, check out our previous podcast on 2/7/17.

Supplemental Reading:

Bill Chappell, Narcan Opioid Overdose Spray Is Now Stocked By All Walgreens Pharmacies, http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/26/560180901/walgreens-stocks-narcan-opioid-overdose-spray-in-all-pharmacies

Paul Fuhr, Baking Soda Bombs Emerge As Latest Drug Test Trend in South Dakota, http://www.thefix.com/baking-soda-bombs-emerge-latest-drug-test-trend-south-dakota

Bryan Le, Duterte Ends Bloody Philippine Drug War, http://www.thefix.com/duterte-ends-bloody-philippine-drug-war

Drug Users Are Targeted for Death in the Phillipines

The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared war on drugs and drug users. "Please feel free to call us, the police, or do it yourself if you have the gun — you have my support," President Rodrigo Duterte said. "Shoot [them] and I'll give you a medal." There have been 6,775 deaths since July 1, 2016. Bodies show up on the streets daily with cardboard signs describing their drug crimes. Listen in to this group of former substance abusers talk about this horrendous situation.

Discussion Guide:

Have you, as a substance abuser, been the subject of hatred?

Shabu (crystal meth) is the drug of choice in Asian countries since the 1970's. Have you smoked crystal meth? Why do people continue to use Shabu in light of the threat of death?

Do you believe that eradicating drug users and dealers will stop the influx of substances into the country?

Informants identify which individuals are targeted. Have you, or do you know someone, who gave up names of drug dealers to the police? What are your thoughts about doing so?

In the Philippines there is a surrender list in which a drug user may be given a second chance. Would you risk placing yourself on a surrender list?

Supplemental Reading:

Up Close and Personal with the Philippine Drug War, http://read:https://www.thefix.com/front-lines-philippines-drug-war