Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

 Last year, more than 93,000 Americans died as a result of a drug overdose, according to new preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This number is more than 30% of 2019’s total.  Officials believe pandemic stress as well … Continue reading Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts

In yet another sign that our healthcare system is fraught with problems that Democrats have made worse and not enough Republicans see fit to address, federal prosecutors have charged dozens of pharmacists and doctors in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, … Continue reading Big Pharma bust: Largest opioid arrest in U.S. history ensnares dozens of physicians, pharmacists who created addicts

Drug Addiction Documentary! Language & Video Feed NOT Suitable for Children, Extremely Graphic, but you need to watch it.

Normally, I would never post a video like this due to it’s graphic nature; however, it tells the story, so forgive me please.  If this brings awareness or shock to get help, it’s worth it.  I feel that you need … Continue reading Drug Addiction Documentary! Language & Video Feed NOT Suitable for Children, Extremely Graphic, but you need to watch it.

What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Kids are resilient in many areas.  The place where they are not resilient resides in their emotional lability. Kids suffer more ups and downs than any other age group.  Factored into t his is that their hormones raging, their self-esteem … Continue reading What NEVER To Say & What ALWAYS To Say To Your Kids Who May Be Using Drugs & Alcohol

Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs … Continue reading Tomorrow is the DEA National TAKE BACK Day – Dispose of Your DANGEROUS Medications properly and safely. Get them OUT of your home!

60 People Charged (Including a Doctor) in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

Federal take-down includes suspects in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama. Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including a doctor accused of trading drugs for sex and another of prescribing to his Facebook friends, … Continue reading 60 People Charged (Including a Doctor) in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

Mapping Suspicious Opioid Prescribing In Massachusetts

A new study uses Massachusetts to look at whether there’s a correlation between suspicious prescribing behavior and opioid overdose deaths. Opioid overdose deaths in the state quintupled from 2000 to 2016. In a fast-changing epidemic, the study’s data, gathered from 2011 to … Continue reading Mapping Suspicious Opioid Prescribing In Massachusetts

Heavy Weed Smokers Are Falling Victim To A Mysterious Illness That Has Doctors Baffled

There are a lot of people out there who claim weed is a harmless drug but there are a number of studies out there that have documented the adverse effects that extend beyond ordering enough Chinese food for yourself to warrant three … Continue reading Heavy Weed Smokers Are Falling Victim To A Mysterious Illness That Has Doctors Baffled

How Marijuana Could Harm Your Heart and Blood Pressure Health

In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood pressure. The researchers focused on the long-term effect of marijuana use on health. They examined people … Continue reading How Marijuana Could Harm Your Heart and Blood Pressure Health

Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!

Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate, although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the … Continue reading Are You Jumping from the Fire Of Opioids into the Frying Pan of Kratom? BEWARE!

Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

Teen use of marijuana may raise the risk of major depression and suicidal thoughts later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that cannabis use during the teenage years was associated with a nearly 40 percent bump in the … Continue reading Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds

Purdue Pharma Continues to Further Addict People to Deadly Oxycontin While also Reaping the Profits for Another Drug They Claim as the ‘Cure’ for Opioid Addiction. (Lighting the candle at both ends!)

A complaint filed by the state of Massachusetts alleges that Purdue Pharma explored expanding into an “attractive market” fueled by the popularity of its powerful painkiller (and life killer) OxyContin: opioid addiction treatment. With billions of dollars in profits from … Continue reading Purdue Pharma Continues to Further Addict People to Deadly Oxycontin While also Reaping the Profits for Another Drug They Claim as the ‘Cure’ for Opioid Addiction. (Lighting the candle at both ends!)

Mom Says ‘Zoloft Abducted Our Child And Killed Her’

I want to preface this article today by saying that I don’t blog for any other purpose but to bring awareness in a very dangerous time when big pharma, prescription drugs and extremely bad health advice is out there.  After … Continue reading Mom Says ‘Zoloft Abducted Our Child And Killed Her’

Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise

As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of deaths across the United States. Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, are commonly prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. … Continue reading Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise

Psychiatric Drugs Destroy Lives & Kill

Psychiatrists can’t predict what adverse side effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work. Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, … Continue reading Psychiatric Drugs Destroy Lives & Kill

Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Melissa Ellis, now 24, started using Xanax when she was in high school. Nationwide, treatment experts say they’re seeing a surge in Xanax use disorders among adolescents and young adults. BALTIMORE — Teen drug use during the summer often goes … Continue reading Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

Demi Lovato is still in the hospital after suffering from an overdose on Tuesday. Despite being in the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Califoria, for six days, the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has not been discharged due to various “complications,” according … Continue reading Demi Lovato Reportedly Suffering Complications 6 Days After Apparent Overdose

The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

Mothers:  DON’T do this to your child!  They must never suffer because of your addiction! Summary: Robin Adams tells of the challenges and joys of adopting a baby affected by his birth mother’s opioid use. Note: This is one of … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub

Officials say the substance that sent six people, including two police officers, to the hospital Friday morning in Brooklyn tested positive as fentanyl. Fifteen people were at Roxy’s Exotic Club on Madison Avenue just before 3 a.m. Friday when the overdoses occurred, according … Continue reading During the Course of CPR, Powerful Opioid Caused Brooklyn Officers’ Overdose at Nightclub

BOOM! Trump’s DOJ criminally charges 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses raking in billions in medical fraud to push toxic drugs

President Trump is draining the “medical swamp.” The U.S. health care system is plagued by rampant fraud, abuse and profiteering carried out by dishonest doctors and pharmacists. In working to combat the rampant fraud, the DOJ has announced an unprecedented … Continue reading BOOM! Trump’s DOJ criminally charges 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists, 19 nurses raking in billions in medical fraud to push toxic drugs

Don’t be Deceived by What You Perceive!

Perception is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the presented information, or the environment. The above is the definition of  the word, ‘perception‘.  What we each perceive as being the truth is, to us, the truth.  There’s a glitch … Continue reading Don’t be Deceived by What You Perceive!

Life’s a Book; You Can Write the Next Chapter Yourself.

Addiction is NOT a disease — and we’re treating addicts incorrectly We all know addiction is a disease(no way). It has been so classified by all the authoritative sources. The American Medical Association labeled alcoholism an “illness” back in 1967. … Continue reading Life’s a Book; You Can Write the Next Chapter Yourself.

A Question for People Who Are Currently Owned By Addiction

I have a question for you today…  one that you need to search your heart and soul for.  I’m asking those of you who enslaved by prescription drug addiction, illegal drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction, shopping addiction, … Continue reading A Question for People Who Are Currently Owned By Addiction

“Wonder drug” for alcohol abuse disorders found to be completely ineffective after careful review

Baclofen has been heralded by the pharmaceutical industry as a one-stop treatment for alcohol use disorders. The supposed “wonder drug” has even been called a cure for alcoholism. But no pharma cash cow should go without scrutiny — and it turns out … Continue reading “Wonder drug” for alcohol abuse disorders found to be completely ineffective after careful review

SCARY, HOT ‘NEWER’ DRUG CALLED ‘SPIRIT MOLECULE’

Johns Hopkins studies effects of DMT, including encounters with ‘autonomous beings’ It’s one of the most popular new hallucinogenic drugs being smoked by young people around the world, with many users reporting “spiritual encounters” with entities that sound a lot … Continue reading SCARY, HOT ‘NEWER’ DRUG CALLED ‘SPIRIT MOLECULE’

The Deeper Reason For Drug Ads On Television

Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma. It’s a flood. Have you ever heard of these drugs? Otezla, Xeljanz, Namzaric, Keytruda, Breo, Cosentyz? Not likely. If you have, do you know what conditions they treat? Highly unlikely. … Continue reading The Deeper Reason For Drug Ads On Television

Heart Attack Survivors who are Prescribed Antidepressants are More than TWICE as Likely to be Dead One Year Later

My life, for the last 11 years, has been 1) devoted and dedicated to helping people secure a recovery that lasts a lifetime, and 2) warning people about the evil agendas of doctors and big pharma.  Most just tell me … Continue reading Heart Attack Survivors who are Prescribed Antidepressants are More than TWICE as Likely to be Dead One Year Later

Should You Call Someone A Drug Addict or Alcoholic? Seriously!

The path to healing is best paved with tough love, kindness and respect.  The first and easiest way to cause someone in addiction to put up a wall between you and himself or herself is to call them an addict.  … Continue reading Should You Call Someone A Drug Addict or Alcoholic? Seriously!

If You’re Breathing, You Need to Watch This Video. Missing This Means Your Suffering & Death.

An ex-pharmaceutical rep, now turned Naturopath, went Facebook Live last Friday and exposed drug manufacturers as being the primary drivers of illnesses such as auto-immune diseases. She details her own struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome and a number of other … Continue reading If You’re Breathing, You Need to Watch This Video. Missing This Means Your Suffering & Death.

Ever Notice How Drug Ads Dominate TV Commercials? Want To Learn Why?

A little friendly advice for all of you… RECORD the TV shows you want to watch.  Then, you can fast forward through all of those nasty Big Pharma commercials.  Don’t allow subliminal ads for drugs cause you to lean on … Continue reading Ever Notice How Drug Ads Dominate TV Commercials? Want To Learn Why?

ADHD Drug Use has Skyrocketed 345% Among Young Women in 12 Years Aaccording to the CDC, Increasing Birth Defects

As Big Pharma and the medical establishment continue to convince people they have various medical conditions and need medications to function or even survive, we’re seeing rises in the use of everything from antidepressants to statins. However, a new report … Continue reading ADHD Drug Use has Skyrocketed 345% Among Young Women in 12 Years Aaccording to the CDC, Increasing Birth Defects

Men & Women in White Coats are Prescribing Addiction

If addiction is a disease, then why are doctors infecting patients with it? (Isn’t that called ‘prescribing’ an addiction?) Continue reading Men & Women in White Coats are Prescribing Addiction

Medical Cannabis Use Found to Dramatically Decrease Reliance on Addictive Prescription Medications

I have to preface the following NaturalNews.com article with a few points.  As my readers know, I am dead set against prescription drugs and other drug use and am very active in ministry and in teaching, taking people through recovery … Continue reading Medical Cannabis Use Found to Dramatically Decrease Reliance on Addictive Prescription Medications

Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade

About 1.6 million Americans could die from drugs, alcohol and suicide in the next decade, according to a comprehensive new report out Tuesday. The figure is a 60 percent increase over the past decade, according to the report, which was released by … Continue reading Report: Deaths From Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Could Increase by 60 Percent in Next Decade

Benzodiazepine Abuse Causes, Statistics, Addiction Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects

What are Benzodiazepines? For those of you who are unaware of what Benzodiazepines are and may even be unaware that you’re taking them, here are a few names you may be familiar with.  These are, by no means, a complete list as there are many brands and generics.  These are just a few common ones: alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR) clobazam (Onfi) clonazepam (Klonopin) clorazepate (Tranxene) chlordiazepoxide (Librium) diazepam (Valium, Diastat Acudial, Diastat) estazolam (Prosom is a discontinued brand in the US) lorazepam (Ativan) Benzodiazepines are a class of depressants that affect the central nervous system and are used as a sedative … Continue reading Benzodiazepine Abuse Causes, Statistics, Addiction Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects

My Addicted Son is Caught in the Cycle of Patient Brokering

I have been warning you about unscrupulous doctors and big pharma for over 10 years now.  Here’s some more proof for all of you skeptics.  For those of you not dumbed down by your doctors, you may believe what I’ve been telling you. My 22-year-old son is a drug addict who has been caught up in the vicious cycle of detox, treatment and relapsing — all perpetuated by a terrible scheme called “patient brokering.” With the growing number of drug treatment facilities, many unscrupulous players in the treatment industry are participating in kickback schemes known as patient brokering or “body brokering.” In return … Continue reading My Addicted Son is Caught in the Cycle of Patient Brokering

Who Profits from YOUR Opiate Addiction Given to you by your doctor!

Need help for your recovery from opiates?  Please visit us at VictoryRetreatMontana.com where you can recover from the comfort of your home or office in a one to one dynamic program that is both affordable and will fit into your … Continue reading Who Profits from YOUR Opiate Addiction Given to you by your doctor!

Deaths During Opioid-Related Hospital Stays in U.S. Quadrupled

Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than … Continue reading Deaths During Opioid-Related Hospital Stays in U.S. Quadrupled

The tide is FINALLY turning: Big Pharma billionaire ARRESTED, charged with CONSPIRACY & BRIBERY OF DOCTORS!

I almost never thought I’d see the day when a Big Pharma founder and owner was finally arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that day has arrived. “Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients,” reports the Daily Caller News Foundation, one of the best sources of real journalism in America today. Addictive drugs that include opioids, we now know, are claiming over 64,000 lives a year in the United States alone. From the DCNF: The Department of Justice (DOJ) … Continue reading The tide is FINALLY turning: Big Pharma billionaire ARRESTED, charged with CONSPIRACY & BRIBERY OF DOCTORS!

Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘public health emergency’. Fentanyl to come off the market ‘immediately’!

Calling it a “national shame” and “human tragedy,” President Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic crippling American communities a “public health emergency” and pledged federal resources to help combat the growing problem. “Addressing it will require all of our effort, and it will require us to confront the crisis in all of its real complexity,” Trump said during a speech in the East Room of the White House. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” Trump said. “It is time to liberate our communities from the scourge. … We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.” Trump … Continue reading Trump declares opioid crisis a ‘public health emergency’. Fentanyl to come off the market ‘immediately’!

Big Pharma Plays Every Dirty Trick in the Book to Transform Teens and Adults Into Opioid-Zombified Addicts

Over a 40-year career, Philadelphia attorney Daniel Berger has obtained millions in settlements for investors and consumers hurt by a rogues’ gallery of corporate wrongdoers from Exxon to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. But when it comes to what America’s prescription drug makers have done to drive one of the ghastliest addiction crises in the country’s history, he confesses amazement. “I used to think that there was nothing more reprehensible than what the tobacco industry did in suppressing what it knew about the adverse effects of an addictive and dangerous product,” says Berger. “But I was wrong. The drug makers are worse … Continue reading Big Pharma Plays Every Dirty Trick in the Book to Transform Teens and Adults Into Opioid-Zombified Addicts

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems. In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic pot habit, saying it made him “emotionally unavailable.” Likewise, in June, notorious stoner Miley Cyrus did the same, saying she “wanted to be really clear” while making her new album. Long-term pot smokers who have quit cite similar anecdotal evidence about the chronic effects of weed, but scientists have only recently begun understanding what, if anything, it actually does to the brain. In a study on mice published Monday in the journal JNeurosci, scientists report that long-term marijuana use does indeed change the … Continue reading Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

BREAKING: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was taking psychiatric medications that increase killing behavior by 45%

Although it seems increasingly unlikely he acted alone, Las Vegas Mandalay Bay massacre shooter Stephen Paddock is now known to have been taking prescription psychiatric medications that have been repeatedly linked to mass shootings. As detailed on PsychDrugShooters.com, over 100 mass shooting events have been carried out by people who are taking psychiatric medications. “Stephen Paddock, who killed at least 58 people and wounded hundreds more in Las Vegas on Sunday with high-powered rifles, was prescribed an anti-anxiety drug in June that can lead to aggressive behavior,” reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal: Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 … Continue reading BREAKING: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was taking psychiatric medications that increase killing behavior by 45%

CONSIDER THE COST

Just a quick message for all of you today who are enslaved by addiction.  In light of the fact that Jesus will be coming very soon to take His church (His true believers),  it’s time to end your addiction.  I’m speaking frankly now.  Addiction is sin that is a combination of drunkenness and idolatry.  Sin stands between you and God.  When anything is more important to you than Jesus is, it’s time to get rid of it.  Please contact an addictions specialist today or check yourself into detox immediately – directly or through a hospital ER.  There’s no more time … Continue reading CONSIDER THE COST

Ingredients for a 7 Layer Slice of Hope

The Problem:  Addiction The Solution:  Jesus Christ and His Word The Process:  Our program is composed of 7 perfected layers with the carefully chosen ingredients that offer an indescribably delicious and nutrient rich slice of hope Our 7 Layer Recipe for Recovery … Continue reading Ingredients for a 7 Layer Slice of Hope

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THAT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS WILL KILL OVER 45,000% MORE PEOPLE THAN GLOBAL WARMING BY THE YEAR 2100. MEDIA IS SILENT.

A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill has sent shock-waves across the globe with its finding that over 260,000 people will die prematurely by the year 2100 because of air pollution triggered by … Continue reading SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THAT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS WILL KILL OVER 45,000% MORE PEOPLE THAN GLOBAL WARMING BY THE YEAR 2100. MEDIA IS SILENT.

AMERICA ON DRUGS: SHOCKING ONE-THIRD OF US ADULTS ARE PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS

If you think that America’s opioid epidemic hasn’t touched your life, statistics show there is a good chance you are wrong, with one out of every three American adults taking opioids during 2015. That equates to 92 million adults. It’s … Continue reading AMERICA ON DRUGS: SHOCKING ONE-THIRD OF US ADULTS ARE PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS

TODAY, THE FDA REQUESTED THAT OPANA ER BE REMOVED FROM THE MARKET DUE TO ADDICTION & DEATH. IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. After careful consideration, the agency is seeking removal based on its concern that the benefits of … Continue reading TODAY, THE FDA REQUESTED THAT OPANA ER BE REMOVED FROM THE MARKET DUE TO ADDICTION & DEATH. IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Due to Modern Medicine: You Are Being Duped, Doped & Dying in America

Continue reading Due to Modern Medicine: You Are Being Duped, Doped & Dying in America

Risperdal: The Long And Winding Trail Of Crimes

An Article by Jon Rappoport of NaturalBlaze.com “Hi folks. Guess what? We have a drug to treat below-average IQ and disruptive behavior in children. The drug causes brain damage, but don’t worry, be happy.” PREFACE: Readers have noticed I’ve been redoubling … Continue reading Risperdal: The Long And Winding Trail Of Crimes

The Recipe for Victory Over Any Addiction

by Dina Perkins Whether it’s drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, porn, shopping, or something else that runs your life to the level of serious compulsion, there’s a way out that is not just a release, but a victory. How do we … Continue reading The Recipe for Victory Over Any Addiction

Heroin & Cocaine VS Rx Drugs From Your Doctor. Same or Different?

Today, I want to show you how accepting those dangerous prescriptions from your doctor is causing you to be equal to a heroin/cocaine abuser. Once you know that your doctor is giving you dangerous medications, it is up to you … Continue reading Heroin & Cocaine VS Rx Drugs From Your Doctor. Same or Different?

America has collapsed into a PHARMA STATE run by government-protected drug cartels

Much like a “narco state” that’s run by narco terrorists, America has now collapsed into a pharma state run by “legal” drug cartels protected by a hopelessly corrupt government. The evidence is all around you: How the drug cartels control … Continue reading America has collapsed into a PHARMA STATE run by government-protected drug cartels

Are You Addicted to the Drugs You’re Getting from your Doctor?

  IF YOU’VE BEEN TAKING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS, YOU ARE ADDICTED AND YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK Opiates, Benzodiazepines, Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Hypnotics, Stimulants, toxic poisons that your doctor gives you simply because you’re complaining and want … Continue reading Are You Addicted to the Drugs You’re Getting from your Doctor?

I’m here to protect you from someone you never thought would try to harm you!

If you ever go to a doctor or hospital, YOU need to read every word I have to say. I have to tell you that my message hasn’t made me popular because people don’t want to hear bad things about those … Continue reading I’m here to protect you from someone you never thought would try to harm you!

Why Addiction is NOT a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis

A neuroscientist disputes the status quo, calling us all to rethink how we view addiction. As I looked down at my prepared questions, thinking they were juvenile or topical or pathetic, to ask Dr. Marc Lewis about his new book, The … Continue reading Why Addiction is NOT a Disease, According to Dr. Marc Lewis

Dereck Merrill survives drug overdose, vegetative state

Dereck Merrill was severely injured by a drug overdose. Some doctors suggested it was time to pull the plug, but his family saw something. Kim Muncy’s 25-year-old son lay on an emergency room table, unresponsive and unconscious. A drug addict … Continue reading Dereck Merrill survives drug overdose, vegetative state