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originally posted by: stonerwilliam
A doctor in Portsmouth England did just that she took 10 addicts and gave them their daily fix and all went back to work and living their normal lives , but there were mass calls from her own to sack her
To many 1% with fingers in that till
My aunt had to kidnap my cousin out of crack house in Detroit back in the 90's. My cousin was a legal adult and the cops said their hands were tied. So my aunt my other cousin and his buddy went and kidnapped her. They dragged her into a van kicking and screaming. They held her against her will for a month. After a month my aunt said if I let you out of this room what are you going to do. She said I'm going to go get high. She left and disappeared. 2 months later she was found laying in the street dead and naked with a bullet to the forehead.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: stonerwilliam
The best advice i can give you is get her away from the area fast and cut her ties with her user friends for as long as possible and see if that works
The only problem with that is her parents can't force anything on her because she's a 29 year-old adult. The police told her parents they can't force her to do anything even though she's still living under their roof and can't hold a job. Some people told her parents to kick her out of the house and let her fend for herself. It's kind of difficult to do when you love and care about the welfare of your daughter. Who knows, if they actually did that, she may turn to crime to support her addiction and live off the streets and become a worst addict than she already is.
It's a bad situation. She's needs to recognize her problem and seek help to kick the addiction. Really, forcing her to get help doesn't necessarily mean she won't crave getting a fix. Which goes against my own idea of forcing addicts to get help.
originally posted by: thesaneone
I'm happy to hear that she got a second chance, I hope she can overcome the addiction.
I do not agree with your first four ideas mainly because I believe in personal responsibility and I don't believe we should waste anymore tax dollars on the war on drugs, it hasn't worked yet.
-Any one caught dealing drugs should be given the death penalty.
a reply to: wantsome
So my aunt my other cousin and his buddy went and kidnapped her. They dragged her into a van kicking and screaming. They held her against her will for a month. After a month my aunt said if I let you out of this room what are you going to do.
This girl you know is going to drain her family emotionally and financially. Heroin addicts have no soul they are nothing but zombies to that drug.
The fear has to come from inside them, has to be their decision.
-Any one caught dealing drugs should be given the death penalty. How many people have these dealers supplied drugs to that have ended up dead because of an overdose or drugs laced with another dangerous drug? They're as responsible for those deaths as much as someone who has committed 1st degree murder. They know what they're selling and they know it can cause someone to die. Maybe if drug dealers knew there was an extreme price to pay if they got caught dealing drugs, the money to sell drugs would be much less attractive.
-Known addicts should be forced into rehab, no matter what their age. Once rehabilitated, they would be responsible to make monthly payments to cover all medical costs.
So ATS, what are your ideas on combating the opioid addiction problem in this country?
The drug problem exists because someone wants it to.
But 90% of the world's supply comes from Afghanistan....