1)Free Heroin to Battle Addiction

It seems counterintuitive that heroin, one of the most addictive and deadly opioids in the world, would be provided legally to some of the worst drug addicts in Vancouver, Canada. But that is exactly what is happening.

Because Vancouver is a port town, it serves as a distribution center for narcotics smuggled over the Pacific. A large portion of the narcotics are kept within the city, particularly in a neighborhood known as “Downtown Eastside”. Currently it serves as the epicenter of Vancouver’s drug problem.

Several approaches have been taken to solve this issue in Vancouver for many years. They ultimately came up with the concept of creating the program Insite, a secure haven. Without fear of being caught by authorities, some of the worst users are given some of the purest heroin under the supervision of nurses for free. Insite center employees offer clean syringes, disinfectant wipes, and other medical supplies to addicts to make the process as clean as possible.

This program is offered to a select group of 26 heroin users who have already tried more standard approaches like methadone to combat their addiction. They’re written off as hopeless cases because their bodies are deemed too poisonous and heroin-saturated to ever be weaned off of the drug.

A committee of medical professionals has determined that people who have tried and failed several times to overcome their heroin addiction while on methadone should engage in harm reduction. It is possible to prevent heroin addicts from relapsing if they are given daily dosages and are given enough care. As a result, individuals are less likely to be found dead in an alleyway, to perform a car break-in, or to shoplift merely to get some money. Although Insite’s goal is not to get heroin addicts to stop using the substance, it does aim to reduce the harm that they may bring to others as well as themselves.

Some people doubt the topic’s morality and think it’s a more humane method to put an end to their lives. The decrease of harm to users and others, on the other hand, adds value to society in the long term.

2)Are Multi-Vitamins Dangerous?

It’s seems counterintuitive that multivitamins, which are advertised to improve our health, might instead put us at risk. Most vitamin users receive their daily allowance from food alone, compared to nonusers. With so many goods on store shelves, it’s easy to consume more than the recommended daily amount of certain vitamins and minerals. That can be harmful in some situations.

Multivitamins aren’t the nutritious miracles the market would have us think, according to a mountain of evidence. In 2009, a large research of older women found that multivitamins did not protect against any illness such as heart disease, lung disease, or colon cancer. Another similar study came to the same conclusion in 2011.

Instead, we must determine whether or not the vitamins we are ingesting are indeed required for our health. Federal health officials, for example, recommend multivitamins for picky eaters and anorexics, as well as specific supplements for certain groups of people. Increasing poor bone density in the elderly is promoted by consuming more Vitamin D.

Healthier individuals should shy away from vitamins and continue to consume their daily required nutrients from their food intake.

3)Is Walmart Organic and Local?

It seems counterintuitive that Walmart is one of the countries most successful grocery producers when it it comes to organic foods. However, their products are not truly organic. Walmart’s objective is to make more money; it has no intention of bringing about social change.

Any goods sold in the same state is considered local by Walmart. Walmart appears to buy its produce in bulk from larger farms owing to the reduced cost and the opportunity to resell the fruit as organic due to it being sourced from a nearby farm.

This appears to be a ploy by Walmart to defraud their consumers while simultaneously increasing their profit margins. People who sincerely believe they are buying organic food should not be penalized. Customers who really want organic products should contact local farms instead than shopping at Walmart.

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2 Responses to Summaries-zipemup1

  1. davidbdale says:

    You haven’t asked for any specific feedback, Zipemup. My customary approach on these 3-part posts is to react to one and hope that the notes will assist you in improving all three. Let’s start.

    —Your opening claim is strong and well-written. It lays out the counterintuitivity of an odd situation.
    —Your second paragraph seems completely irrelevant to a story this short. Your period belongs INSIDE the quotation marks, but lose the paragraph anyway.
    —Unless you’re going to detail the TYPES of approach that failed, there’s no point mentioning that there were several. The same number of words could be devoted to a claim like, “Incarceration, rehabilitation, and hospitalization failed to solve the problem, so . . . .”
    —Deliberately or not, you make the program sound just wonderful.
    —You also provide more than enough justification for the program, its narrow scope, its careful selection process.
    —The logic of your “Although” sentence is confusing. 1: goal is not. 2: goal is. Why “although”? Readers follow those cues. Be careful how you lead them.
    —A “topic” doesn’t have any morality. People may object that the program is immoral.
    —Really confused whether you mean that providing the drug safely is “a method to end lives.”

    It’s clear to me now that you ought to have signaled your point of view in the first paragraph. I took your hint: “but that is exactly what’s happening” to mean you objected to the program. That long detour to arrive at your approving tone was not helpful.

    Is this valuable feedback, Zipemup? Whether or not you revise this post, I expect you to respond, to indicate that you value the process. Otherwise, I may not be as likely to help in the future. Thanks!


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