Monday, July 25, 2016

HOTLINE To Feature Drug Chat

   Today's HOTLINE will features guests from the substance abuse group PIVOT who were in the news of late for receiving a state grant to address heroin use.
    In the past few days a 29 year old overdose death appeared in the local obits.
     Nobody likes reading that but despite decades of wars on drugs, new laws, piss testing, task forces, tough as nails prosecutors, counselors, NFP's, DARE, prisons, just saying no, and the list goes on, we still are regularly told of a worsening problem.
    Remember a couple years back when it wasn't heroin but synthetics, and some people now blame doctors and drug companies.
     Nobody belittles the tragedy but all you can do is manage the results as a percentage of lives are always going to go nowhere, and bad choices will be made.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

we don't have a drug problem in our country, we have a drug payment problem. If you can't get money for your heroin, you don't use heroin, et.al.

this entire scam of giving welfare /snap/wic (which they then convert to dollars) to drug users, and then using more of our money to try and stop them from using the money you originally gave them is so F***&*ing absurd that it could only happen in this country.

STOP GIVING MONEY TO DRUG USERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somebody really should charge a social service worker with homicide the next time a kid dies from a drug overdose.

Anonymous said...

Drugs have been a problem from the begining of time.. In the early west chinese were brought into the country to help build railroads. They were given drugs by wealthy American investors and worked for little or nothing.
The biggest reason we gets drugs into this country is the CIA, and military. Well placed individuals in both today use this means to fund their causes. There is people today making billions off drugs and they are in our congress and Senate and have been presidents and will be presidents yet we close our eyes to it..
Its being used by individuals and corporations to create a generation of robots (and were almost there) tofollow them in this globalization and one world leader.

Anonymous said...

Pivot enough, and you end up right back where you started. The key is to know when to stop.

Anonymous said...

Drug use is up because drugs are are cheaper than they ever were. They are cheaper than they ever were because we don't enforce drug laws and we don't enforce our immigration laws. Just look at the murderer whippin' cocoa in the kitchen. The girl who set up the robbery and in essence the murder, had been caught with drugs previously but she was still out on the streets able to set up the murder, because we have a revolving door justice system. There are very few OD deaths in prison. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Just another organization to have a CEO go to the wine and cheese parties, then onto the Athena award....Then onto the next NFP like the Urban Mission, Chamber of Commerce, JRC, Public Television, .............

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with doing all we can to help addicts. But this great wave of removing all personal responsibility from the equation is a mistake. Heroin addiction doesn't fall off trees and hit you on the shoulder. You are not a victim, you are a fool. Don't try it and don't hang around with people who do. If you follow that simple rule, then guess what, no heroin addiction. But the march towards creating more professional victims is unstoppable. This issue is perfect for them. We can give them money, housing, counseling, even allow them to play golf for free. And we can call it a disease. And it can go on and on and on. That's got to make some people very excited.

Anonymous said...

We need to end the hand holding of criminals aka drug buyers, and go back to big slammer time.

Anonymous said...

Why do you think the drug task forces don't set up buys anymore, and clean up the users? Because they know the lib judges won't up hold their arrests.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Very good interview and program ... informative. The two ladies were very knowledgeable and passed that along in honest terms .. good job.

Nichole Lajoie said...

Off to a great start, thank you so much for coming to our community..

Anonymous said...

And Danny we have to pay more, bottom line the DARE program doesnt work, time to get rid of it, resource officers in schools don't work, the list is endless.

Anonymous said...

I find it very interesting that now you want to have a conversation about the "heroin epidemic" this time last year you were at the JB Wise parking lot where a rally was held, where free narcan training was being given, you were asked if you wanted to be trained, not necessarily as the Mayor but as a business owner of a Bar and your response was "i don't have those kind of people in my bar" So ignorant then and now. This just clarifies for me that you are not worthy of being mayor.

Jeff Graham said...

1034
Interesting. Yes we did have that conversation and I declined to be trained in the procedure as I do not feel comfortable administering an injection to people I did not know and don't have the medical training for.
Further, I don't come into contact with these situations.
What is sad is that while you cloak yourself as anonymous you publicly reveal personal conversations. How can anyone have confidence in you ?
Please reveal yourself, and tell me what other elected officials are now trained in the administration of this drug?
I posted your anonymous quote, so step up and take credit for your words.....I hear crickets...

Anonymous said...

1.Absolutely no medical training involved
2.Glad to see you are referring to it as "these situations" now instead of "those people"
3.I was a bystander at that rally, I know what was said and I stated that in my previous post, don't assume anything, eyes and ears are everywhere Jeff.

Anonymous said...

So 10.59 it offended you why? I wouldn't learn, many will not. It's just a filthy crutch for drug users. Look into it. Now we are finding people who O/D several times a month. Laying in our ER's. I liked the ladies, it was nice to see someone who cared, and still it is just more liberal hand holding.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that offends me is the lack of education on both heroin and narcan. It is interesting the stand people take when they have not been directly effected. I hope that is something people, including yourself never have to experience but let's not minimize or knock something that maybe helping others.

Anonymous said...

Drug users are also drug dealers , as they need to get money for their addiction. They should be treated like everybody else who violates the law. We have no understanding for alcoholics driving drunk, why should we have understanding for drug users who break the law, driving under the influence, stealing, defrauding the welfare system?
They made a choice, and we the taxpayers supporting it.
The real victims here are the children of this people as I was able to see that first hand in our street for two years.
Neglected, abused , not feed well, as they asked as for food, used as drug carriers , and buyers. Even the grand ma, made midnight runs with the children in the car to get drunks.
The child protection services and the police knew about the situation but nothing happened till they had the " big dealer" They just let the children simmer in this situation.
I feel sorry for this children, they where bred as cash cows for welfare money. What chance to they have in live?
When finally this horror ended with eviction and jail the 5 children where taken away. The wonderful mother of they year answer to this, was " I can make more".
So now sympathy for this people drug users and dealers who destroy the live of so many others for special there children.
They are no victims, but they have victims like their families. They made their choices, they have to live with it.
They get everything for free from society and abusing this benefits for drugs and then become " disabled "
In comparison, this is such an insult to combat veterans, who worked and gave their health for this country, and have a hard time to get approved for all the benefits, this drug addicts get for free.

Anonymous said...

11....We need to get back to real values. Time to stop helping people be weak. Just that simple. I give to good causes, blood every so many days to the Red Cross, and in most cases if someone needed to eat I'd help them. But just trying to make a drug user into a pity case is stupid.