Today's article is too long and unstable to copy and paste, so the URL will have to do. It is a must read on the drug dilemma we face with opioids today. Beginning with an explanation of compounds that relieve pain from the beginning of time, to today's medications, follow the history and how we got mixed up and actually contributed to the mistakes we are in now. I guarantee that you will forget about how long this piece is and you will end it by having a better understanding and be able to speak authoritatively on the subject:
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson