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Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Veterans?

As we discussed last week, the process of medicating veterans with opioid painkillers has serious drawbacks. Post traumatic stress disorder, which many veterans unfortunately suffer from, makes it easier to get hooked on these addictive drugs. Likewise, the opioids actually exacerbate the symptoms of PTSD.

With that in mind, Heroes Media Group wants to find alternative medication for readers suffering from PTSD and chronic pain. One potential treatment many of you have probably considered is medical marijuana. 

Through word-of-mouth, you’ve probably heard of the benefits. Marijuana use among veterans across the country is up, even in states where it’s still illegal. Veterans have reported the drug helps with pain, insomnia, anxiety and nightmares far more than pills prescribed …

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The Opioid Epidemic Hits Veterans the Hardest

Veterans have been disproportionately hurt by the opioid epidemic, which claimed 46,700 American lives in 2017. Earlier this year, a study found the rate of veterans dying from opioid overdoses increased by 65 percent from 2010 to 2016. Veterans are twice as likely to fatally overdose on opioids as the general population.

These tragic statistics are the result of a unique set of circumstances veterans face that make them more at risk of addiction and abuse. They are indicative of structural problems with the way we treat returning service members. They demonstrate the VA’s, and, in general, the American health care system’s, overreliance on highly addictive opioids to treat chronic pain.

The Combat Cocktail – How We Overmedicate Veterans

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Activism Trumps Patriotism at the Women’s World Cup

The United States women’s national soccer team is doing a terrible job representing our country overseas.

Speaking to reporters last week, forward Megan Rapinoe—who previously knelt for the national anthem—seized an opportunity to express her displeasure with President Trump, noting, “I’m not going to the f****** White House,” as would be customary following a World Cup victory. Joining her teammate in protest is co-captain Alex Morgan, a former UC Berkley standout who has also preemptively declined a potential White House visit and refused to sing the national anthem.

This is a disgrace. And the only people hurt by this protest are the individuals engaging in it.

With a semifinal game today against England, Rapinoe and Morgan have managed to alienate …

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The Brilliance of Kushner’s New Middle East Peace Plan

Written By Robert Patrick Lewis

Jared Kushner’s new plan for peace in the Middle East was revealed last week, after his meeting in Bahrain with investors from around the world and leaders from the region. While the people who have been pretending to pursue peace in the region for so long are doing all they can to naysay the plan, Kushner seems to understand better than they what truly drives peace. 

As we’ve come to learn from President Trump’s successes so far, it seems nearly all of our global arrangements have been done by politicians looking for sound bytes and polling points rather than a true, lasting path to success for the USA. It’s amazing what can happen when someone …

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The Push for Socialism: Another Chernobyl in the Making

By Robert Patrick Lewis

Nearly three decades after the end of the Cold War and the battle between capitalism and communism, we’re beginning to see a peculiar resurgence of a virus which we thought had been eradicated from the west.

Many a misguided youth, led by tenured professors and pandering politicians who have never worked a day outside of classrooms or politics, run their own business or dirtied their hands from manual labor are of the mind that capitalism is a terrible threat to society, and socialism would cure all of society’s ills.

I would think the fact that none of our most life and society-changing (for the positive) achievements, ideas or technology have come from socialist or communist-run states, …

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