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    Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabled

    Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights/protections as actual disabled people?


    I saw a story on FOX news on how newport beach was enacting some ordinance to requiring drug treatment homes/sober homes to file for permits and they mentioned that in California that junkies are considered disabled.

    I say hell no,junkies should not be considered disabled, willfully taking an addictive substance should not get you disabled status.Even if you are no longer a junky you still should not be considered disabled. If a employer does not want to hire someone with a drug habit or who has had a drug habit then that is the employer's business.junky
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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    I'm open to the idea provided that the legal designation of "disabled" requires strict compliance with a detox program.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    No way, they can park in the non-handicapped spaces just like the rest of us.
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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    I have a particular loathing for junkies as I had a big health scare because of a needle one left on a beach. Junkies should not receive any benefits whatsoever except for lockdown in a rehab institution 1 time and 1 time only. If they go back to the junk, their benefit should be a jail and Bubba to keep them warm at night.

    I hate junkies more than I hate fat people.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights/protections as actual disabled people?


    I saw a story on FOX news on how newport beach was enacting some ordinance to requiring drug treatment homes/sober homes to file for permits and they mentioned that in California that junkies are considered disabled.

    I say hell no,junkies should not be considered disabled, willfully taking an addictive substance should not get you disabled status.Even if you are no longer a junky you still should not be considered disabled. If a employer does not want to hire someone with a drug habit or who has had a drug habit then that is the employer's business.junky
    No junkies should not be protected under any disability act and we risk enabling them and their addiction if we grant them such a label.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights/protections as actual disabled people?


    I saw a story on FOX news on how newport beach was enacting some ordinance to requiring drug treatment homes/sober homes to file for permits and they mentioned that in California that junkies are considered disabled.

    I say hell no,junkies should not be considered disabled, willfully taking an addictive substance should not get you disabled status.Even if you are no longer a junky you still should not be considered disabled. If a employer does not want to hire someone with a drug habit or who has had a drug habit then that is the employer's business.junky
    I have a problem with people who are currently considered disabled.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Disabled infers that in some way you are not completely able to do things in the normal way and thus special treatment is necessary to assist you such as wheelchair ramps.

    There is no disability in addiction. There's an unwillingness which is completely different.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Disabled infers that in some way you are not completely able to do things in the normal way and thus special treatment is necessary to assist you such as wheelchair ramps.

    There is no disability in addiction. There's an unwillingness which is completely different.
    I think addiction is a little more complex than and unwillingness. However, that does not excuse the fact that the junkie did something to put themselves in the way of addiction to start with. **** a junkie.

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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    How would this even work in a practical sense? Instead of building ramps as entrances to the office, would companies have to remove any decor that could cause someone tripping balls to think the wall was trying to eat them?
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    Re: Should junkies be considered disabled and afforded the same rights as real disabl

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    How would this even work in a practical sense? Instead of building ramps as entrances to the office, would companies have to remove any decor that could cause someone tripping balls to think the wall was trying to eat them?
    They wouldn't need to work. They could apply for disability
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