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Morphine Addiction In Iceland A Serious Epidemic Amongst Young Kids

According to Icelandic doctor Hjalti Már Björnsson, morphine addiction in Iceland is becoming an increasingly serious problems amongst young kids—one that authorities have to deal with as soon as possible, RÚV reports.

Hjalti Már’s comments follow the news that about ten people had been admitted to the National University Hospital during Easter because of substance abuse, five of which were extremely serious, with individuals going into either respiratory or cardiac arrest. “We’re witnessing an increase in sales of strong morphine-based drugs and doctors’ prescriptions has also increased,” Hjalti explains. “But we’re also seeing more people who come to the emergency room on overdose, who then needs to be saved, just like it happened last weekend.”

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