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Fentanyl: The Drug Deadlier Than Heroin

Video by VICE Canada. Facts by Meghan Ridley of Push Magazine.

Fentanyl’s mainstream reputation as a killer began with the death of Prince in April 2016, and since then it has shown no sign of fading from the headlines. With a starring role in the growing opioid epidemic, it stands to claim the lives of tens of thousands this year—something it has done since the year 2000.

  • The Drug Enforcement Agency claims Fentanyl to be 50-100 times more potent than morphine, and 25-50 times more potent than heroin.
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Is It Time to Start Embracing Police Body Cams Yet?

Is It Time to Start Embracing Police Body Cams Yet?

Featured on City Lab. Author: Brentin Mock

In Baltimore, it’s starting to come into focus what good, if any, police body cameras can provide in the post-Freddie Gray era. On Tuesday, local criminal defense attorney Josh Insley released footage from a police cam that appears to show Baltimore officers colluding with each other to plant drugs in the car of his client Shamere Collins. Collins was charged with drug possession for that, but those charges have now been dropped thanks to public exposure of the police cam footage.

This was one of several dozen drug cases that the city’s...


Japan Aims to Reduce ‘Critical’ Suicide Rate By 30% Over 10 Years

Japan Aims to Reduce ‘Critical’ Suicide Rate By 30% Over 10 Years

Featured on Japan Times.

The government on Tuesday approved a plan seeking a 30 percent reduction in the number of suicides over the next decade, calling the nation’s suicide rate “critical.”

The national guideline, reviewed for the first time in five years, aims to cut the number of suicides per 100,000 people from 18.5 in 2015 to 13 by 2025 — a level similar to the United States and Germany.

The new goal is equivalent to cutting the number of suicides to 16,000 or less by 2025. After peaking at 34,427 in 2003, the number of suicides in the...


Sleeping Is Harder When You're Black

Sleeping Is Harder When You're Black

Featured on Tonic. VICE's Health Channel

Strip Club tonight : Stadium or Fuegos? I rubbed my eyes and blinked at my glowing iPhone screen. It was a text from a close friend. I pondered it. A strip club? At 1 am? On a Wednesday? Eh, crazier things have happened. I only live a mile from Stadium and three miles from Fuegos. But if I was going to get a wink of sleep tonight I knew what I had to do. I texted back lol fuck no, put my phone on Do Not Disturb and went back to my tossing and turning.

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Welcome All!

Welcome All!

Thank you for visiting our little corner of the world wide web! You have absolutely no idea what it mean to me that you stopped by. With this site and blog, I want to do things that are not usually done and talk about things that are often swept under the rug. I have dealt with various mental health, cultural and racial issues throughout my life, so I know firsthand what it is like to hide and not speak up on certain topics that can be uncomfortable.

At URMND it is all about acceptance, love and positivity. We love and...