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The correct solution

October 13, 2013

While I think it's commendable to address the way to drug epidemics, education and recovering options, they are not going to work. There has to be a totally different approach that could work....

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Oct-13-13 5:10 PM

People on crack don't want to work. They just want more crack.

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Oct-13-13 8:50 AM

Sorry but I agree with the previous posts especially Capricorn1's.

Employers are not going to let anyone under the influence operate any kind of equipment or tools.

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Oct-13-13 6:42 AM

Ms. Anderson, I see a couple of problems with your approach. First, do you really want an addict still hooked on the drug of their choice climbing on roofs and operating power tools? Also, if Lycoming County is unable to use inmates to pick up trash because of liability issues, how will they be able to justify using these addicts to do much more dangerous jobs? Like it or not, the first step to making these addicts productive members of society is extensive rehabilitation. Completing inpatient extensive rehabilitation should be part of their sentence/parole. Even if they only have a 25% success rate, the cost would be much cheaper than maintaining the extremely high recidivism rate in this country.

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Oct-13-13 5:08 AM

OMG, after talking about something that WON'T work you offer this?

Linda, do you by chance own one of these rundown, decaying, and junk filled properties that you want fixed at others expense would you?

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Oct-13-13 4:42 AM

So your solution is to take money away from non-drug users to put drug users to work as basically slave laborers? Hummmmmmmm. Yeah, that will instill a whole lot of self-worth into the hearts and minds of druggies and make the folks who "donated" money feel real good. Or feel used and taken for fools. Prohibition of drugs and the war on drugs hasn't worked. Legalize, regulate and tax drugs. It worked for alcohol (which is also, technically, a drug).

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