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Do viral videos of heroin overdoses make you uncomfortable? They should | Maia Szalavitz

Police and others argue that posting these images will deter drug use – but there is very little evidence of that We’ve all had viral cat videos find their way onto our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We’ll click, watch and continue with our day with a smile. But not all viral videos are cute, or uplifting. Lately, another kind of video is making the rounds. Instead of cute roly-poly pandas frolicking among bamboo shoots, they feature something very different: humans overdosing on heroin.
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