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Heartbreaking heroin tale points to two dangerous facets

March 4, 2014

Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio, speaking at a panel discussion last week on the perils of heroin, was talking about how the addiction and ultimate price for it can start so innocently....

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Mar-08-14 7:02 PM

Narcan is probably already used, more than we know. A better question would be what is done with this sick people, on the brink of death, after they are revived. Are they just sent on their merry way? Are they sent to jail? Where do they go and what kind of help is offered? My guess would be no help is currently available for these situations. These are the types of issues that need solid solutions or the cycle will not only continue, but worsen. What does the ****** task force do anyway????

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Mar-06-14 8:05 AM

MrShaman-you are an idiot!!!

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Mar-05-14 9:19 AM

At 18 years old I developed illness with severe cough, I am now convinced was pertusis (whooping cough). This was around forty years ago. I was given a prescription for codiene cough medicine. The cough lasted for at least six months. I kept getting refills again and again. One day I was getting ready for work and reached for my medication and it was all gone. I thought, well, the cough is gone so I don't need it anymore. I went to work and started shaking, sweating and finally fell to the floor. They called an ambulance to take me to the ER. I had no idea, I had become addicted to the medication. I got over it, but it was hard. I NEVER USED ****** OR OTHER ILLEGAL DRUGS. I just stayed home for two weeks, it was hard, but I did it. I was only 18, but I knew you don't replace one drug for another, ever!

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Mar-04-14 3:57 PM

That's fine all needs documentation and added to the local statistics for an accurate picture of the problem....

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Mar-04-14 10:43 AM

Let's have the police also carry Narcan aerosol. They are often first on the scene.

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Mar-04-14 8:13 AM

"I didn't see you how can you comment on his experience...." - andy33


Precedence; i.e. KNOWING people who were in the same, EXACT situation.

You (actually) believe ALL junkies are (typically) from families that are lacking in income/resources?? There have been PLENTY, from families, where...NOTHING, short of excellence, was TOLERATED!

What other "absolutes" do you believe...that, the more children any family has, the more they're exactly-ALIKE??

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Mar-04-14 5:58 AM

This comment is for the person that writes the editorials....Let's have a conversation about know, that drug that's used on a daily basis [multiple times] by EMTs when they get a call from citizens and police to "bring back the dead" from a hero!n overdose. You can talk statistics all you want but, unless you include those people...the PUBLIC has NO clue as to the REAL extent of this problem.....I would like to suggest telling the WHOLE truth at some point in time!

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Mar-04-14 5:47 AM

I didn't see you how can you comment on his are so full of sh!t...

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Mar-04-14 5:29 AM

"The judge's brother was one of six kids growing up in a good family full of college graduates with high honors."

* pressure, THERE....being expected to perform at the same level as the other-five...."in a good family full of college graduates with high honors."

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