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Heroin's scary grip on our area must be fought

September 15, 2013

It's easy to get. It's cheap. It feels good. On the scale of temptation, that's a hard-to-beat trifecta....

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nobud74

Sep-15-13 8:27 PM

I really believe we need better and more taxpayer financed rehab. We need to make it accessible to all and to abolish the stigma attached to seeking treatment. I don't like spending money any more than anyone else, but our war against it using police and jails isn't working so we need to try a different approach. My only reservation is how do we keep it from mushrooming out of control like every other govt program and how do we administer it in the most cost effective way? We need new options.

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MrShaman

Sep-15-13 11:31 AM

"It's easy to get.

It's cheap.

It feels good.

On the scale of temptation, that's a hard-to-beat trifecta.

And so it is that ****** has become the drug of choice in the nation and, in ever-increasing numbers, in our community.

But we left some stuff out of the ****** portfolio. It's also deadly.

Short of death, it destroys lives.

And it turns families upside down."

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...AND, if O P I U M didn't have such a LONG-HISTORY of financing Wars, it might not be such a large problem, presently....like it ALSO was, during 'Nam.

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See:

US Abandoning Afghan Opium Eradication Effort

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andy33

Sep-15-13 7:59 AM

Well, at least, this editorial makes more sense than the newest proposal by city council!....The ONLY answer is to negate the use of real drugs...I would NOT focus on marijuana...the real problem is hero*in. In real life...IT STARTS at HOME...when you have parents that look the other way....have more important thing to do....and more important places to spend their time and resources...what exactly would you expect to happen! Adults need to be ADULTS and parents need to PARENT their children..not be BBF's. Who came up with this concept anyway? My parents weren't my best friends...they were my parents!...there is a difference! Educating parents, educators and providing the resources to accomplish these ends, is the most direct route to tackling this horrific problem.

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