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Opiate Addiction Rages Through Orange County: This Is Joey's Tragic Story Part 1

on Thursday, 03 May 2012.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate addiction rages in Orange County,California, which otherwise seems like a nice, relatively affluent place. This is Joey's tragic story, told in several parts. Joey's story is similar to stories all over the country, and this problem of opiate addiction among young people is staggering. Many of them begin using prescription painkillers, often graduating to heroin. The effects of this epidemic are devastating.

Opiates in Cheese? A Cheese Addict's Confession

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 02 May 2012.

Opiates In Cheese

When I first came across this article, I thought it was merely a propaganda piece, promoting the vegetarian lifestyle, but I dug a little deeper and found out that cheese really does contain opiates. Although I might not argue for cheese's addictive nature, and as much as I love cheese...I have never experienced cravings from not having it. Well, never a craving any different than another food craving, like for lasagna or BBQ shrimp. But, as a recovering heroin addict, I am not surprised that cheese is, in fact, my favorite food. And you have to admit, the cheese in the picture looks pretty tempting!