posted on Aug, 24 2015 @ 05:21 PM
originally posted by: ketsuko
Can we then say the same about the war on poverty?
Or is that too cruel to cut?
And drug addiction is a strange disease. It's the only one I know you have to volunteer yourself to get.
I disagree, there's a lot , and i mean a lot, of really shady dealers out there that sell drugs as one thing when it's really another. There's been
tons of reports of methamphetamine ending up in ecstasy pills. Both are ampehtamines but one is incredibly addictive to the dopamine system. Kids
buying racemic drugs from drug dealers have no clue if they're getting what they're told or something else without a test-kit and tons of research.
So yes, while the majority of people do willingly dance with the devil of addiction, there's also other people out there who are just being taken for
a ride by a dealer.
Not to mention there's also the bulk of legal dealers out there too -- doctors. They get paid by how often a patient sees them. A kid addicted to
legal amphetamines is going to be a monthly source of income. Heck, i left my Dr's office a few weeks ago (went to ask for something to help me sleep
due to work stress) and his answer to was to prescribe me a highly-addictive anti-psychotic, even though i've spent months telling him "No psychiatry
meds". As i left his office his words were "We'll get our monies worth out of ya yet"
Not the first Dr that i have seen operate this way. Hell, i went through a 2yr amphetamine addiction, just listening to my Dr and taking the pills.
The withdrawals when i quit - lasted months. There's no way i could have worked a job at the same time. The first month was just sleeping 16 - 20
hours a day... FROM ADDERALL!! There's addicts that get started through the legal system and switch to street drugs when their insurance stops
covering, or as stated above, they're unable to acquire their drugs through the legal system. Not everyone chooses addiction on their own, and once
it has you, there's always a period of stopping one's life to recover from the damage done by addiction. In the US we have a really, really, really,
poor support system for recovering addicts.
Back to the OP: Christie had my attention years ago, but the interstate BS and his ties to the prison system, while pushing the war on drugs, has me
at a strong No for him. Just another crony capitalist.