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Thread started 04/22/18 4:19pm

casi1

Fan Response to 4/20 and 4/21

I don’t know where to put this so I’m posting it here for discussion and advice. Something happened to me today that troubled me and made me really sad. I was at church, talking to folks with another volunteer. Randomly, I mentioned to the other volunteer about potentially hanging out in the city after the service to see if any Prince related events were still going on. The lady looked at me curiously and said ‘Prince?’. When I explained that it was the anniversary, she said ‘OMG... that’s why’.

Turns out that she is an ER nurse in the cities and there was a sudden increase in ODs on 4/20 and 4/21. She didn’t understand why the rate increased so sharply and she had asked a peer about it; all they said was that it had been this way since 2016... 4/20 and 4/21 are tough but things go back to normal on 4/22.

I was shocked to hear this. I wonder if there is anything we can do to help raise awareness that P wouldn’t want this and that he’d want his fans to get help. Everybody struggles in their own ways. He’d want us to love and help each other. We are in this 2gether after all.

Do you all have any thoughts or recommendations?
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Reply #1 posted 04/22/18 4:29pm

ThatWhiteDude

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Oh my god, this is the first time I hear this. eek This is horrible.

"Like books and BLACK LIVES, Albums still MATTER."


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Reply #2 posted 04/22/18 4:31pm

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Interesting. During my time working in an ER. I noticed that we would have an increase in wild cases during full moons. 420 is a weed holiday but I guess others may see it now as a time to take other drugs? Could be something to it?

What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #3 posted 04/22/18 4:40pm

Marrk

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They missed Cocoa Boys and Wally.

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #4 posted 04/22/18 5:46pm

casi1

SuperFurryAnimal said:

Interesting. During my time working in an ER. I noticed that we would have an increase in wild cases during full moons. 420 is a weed holiday but I guess others may see it now as a time to take other drugs? Could be something to it?



Yeah, I have no idea. How long has the weed holiday been in existence? The nurse was telling me that they were seeing a rush of opiate OD’s. Lots of life saving shots and inhalers needed. I guess it could be a bigger situation than just Prince but it was a surprising bit of info about the spike around the same period of time.
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Reply #5 posted 04/23/18 9:41am

Mumio

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eek

Welcome to "the org", Mumio…they can have you, but I'll have your love in the end nod
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Reply #6 posted 04/23/18 2:57pm

laytonian

casi1 said:

SuperFurryAnimal said:

Interesting. During my time working in an ER. I noticed that we would have an increase in wild cases during full moons. 420 is a weed holiday but I guess others may see it now as a time to take other drugs? Could be something to it?



Yeah, I have no idea. How long has the weed holiday been in existence? The nurse was telling me that they were seeing a rush of opiate OD’s. Lots of life saving shots and inhalers needed. I guess it could be a bigger situation than just Prince but it was a surprising bit of info about the spike around the same period of time.


Uh, marijuana is not än opiate and you don't OD on it, you merely fall ãsleep.
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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