View Poll Results: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

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  • Put them in Jail, Bankrupt them, Slave them, and take there Educations away, like it is now.

    3 11.11%
  • Leave Drug Addicts Alone & No More Drug Testing for Jobs

    3 11.11%
  • Help Them Get Treatment & No More Drug Testing for Jobs

    4 14.81%
  • Other Helpful Ideas

    12 44.44%
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    How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    Having a younger brother who has battled alcoholism and drug addiction on and off over the years - the only thing I can say, is that maybe instead of trying to help addicts, we try to PREVENT people from becoming addicts.

    Addicts will only be helped when they choose to help themselves. You can set up government programs, private programs, public or privately paid... and none of it makes a damn bit of difference unless and until that addict decides that he/she has had enough; and is willing to do what it takes to become clean and sober.

    Making/keeping some drugs illegal doesn't mean anything to people who are addicted - they can get it anyway. Putting addicts in prison doesn't do anything but take up valuable room for someone that really IS more of a danger to society than to themselves (child rapists, murderers, etc...).

    Prevention IMHO, is more important at this point in the game, then trying to herd kittens.
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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    Quote Originally Posted by jr602az View Post
    How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?
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    Two completely different messages here.

    1-I have no problem with the Maricopa Jail system. I think more ought to adopt it.

    2-You cant help an addict...an addict has to help themselves. they have to reach a point where it is no longer profitable to contineu the destructive behavior...their 'rock bottom'.

    3-Jail isnt the best option for drug users. I would rather see some form of investment in treatment, at least as a first option.

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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    Decriminalize the drug supply so their junk doesn't cost anywhere near as much.

    Drug addicts would then migrate into one of two categories:

    Former addicts
    Dead people.

    That's all the help the government should give them.

    Their body.

    Their choice.

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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    Couple of things

    1. The Drug War is nothing but socialism for the Police

    2. They can seek help themselves (through friends, family, etc) or Meet the Reaper
    Last edited by Cold Highway; 02-17-10 at 08:05 PM.
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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    the way to solve the drug problem, is to give each addict two pounds of their drug of choice, every week. soon the problem would be over. Harsh, but hey---
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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    1. It is not slavery.
    2. Sheriff Joe doesnít discriminate. They have chain gangs for men and women.
    3. The inmates are providing a public service by cleaning up areas that normally would not be cleaned.
    4. As VM said. You canít help someone who doesnít want help.
    5. Jail time for dealers, help for the users.
    6. Others could learn how Maricopa Country has kept cost down on their jails. tent city is great.
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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    Prevention
    Major changes in laws dealing with welfare moms and scumbag "dads".
    Death to those who sell, or give drugs to children.
    Find out why children take drugs, ask them...
    Prevention
    In school classes in health, this would be anti-drug.
    Watch "Breaking Bad".
    Expand existing programs that work.
    Need money; take it from the prison budget.
    Legalize some drugs, definitely legalize marajuana.
    Vote out the old men who vote against legalizing, vote in those not afraid to think..
    Not matter what we do, there will always be those who use drugs, this must be accepted.

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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    Leave em alone as it is none of your biz what they do and I think drug test should only be issued based on if your job puts others at risk. Example of course test bus drivers but leave the factory worker who is simply packing a hat into a box alone.

    Start having fair punishment for crimes. You get busted with some green? You should not have to do more time than some rapist or whatnot. Make the punishment fit the crime.

    Make drugs legal and stay out of others biz. Harming your own body should not be a crime.

    If there is a big time problem? I do support some form of intervention if you are hurting others that you are in care of-as in kids. If you have others you are suppose to be looking out for but are killing yourself with your addiction? I support intervention.

    That is only thing would worry me about making drugs legal is the kid factor. But there are plenty of people that get drunk and ruin their childrens lives and it is totally legal. My Dad is a recovering alcoholic.
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    Re: How Can We Help Drug Addicts & Users?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Leave em alone as it is none of your biz what they do and I think drug test should only be issued based on if your job puts others at risk. Example of course test bus drivers but leave the factory worker who is simply packing a hat into a box alone.
    Employers should be able to drug-test their employers for whatever reason they want. Don't like it, don't take the job.

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