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Sunday Open Thread || June 25, 2017

 

 

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10 Responses to Sunday Open Thread || June 25, 2017

  1. Watching the police drama, “LivePD”, on A&E yesterday, one of the police commenters mentioned that Houston, TX police carry a anti-heroin overdose remedy.
    This is what I learned today:
    “Starting Tuesday morning, Texans will be able to obtain naloxone, which can help prevent a drug overdose from being fatal, without a prescription at any of 715 Walgreens pharmacies in the state. 
    by Isabelle Taft June 21, 2016 6 AM ”

    While the political class frets over the wording of a new Obamacare mess or wonders what the Russians have up their sleeves, Americans are killing themselves with illegal drugs and non-drug users are advised to purchase the antidote to save the lives of their loved ones or friends. Heroin isn’t a recreational drug, it isn’t a once in a while thing, it’s a killer of addicts whose only hope for relief is apparently death.
    Where is this drug coming from and why can’t our massive law enforcement population stop this?
    There are only limited resources to help the addicts today, but there has to be a way, somehow, to stop the sale of this atrocity to prevent more abuse.

     

    • Build the wall. land mines, guard towers. Protect us from the failed war on drugs!
      All on Mexico for allowing the drug lords! What a corrupt country. Then they come here and wave that mex flag!

    • MS-13 is one of the major culprits in this whole drug/murder epidemic in the country and President Trump has put them on the Feds’ #1 hit list. They recruit many illegal aliens into their ranks and are, by far, the most violent gang in the country and internationally. Here’s a CNN report criticizing Trump for putting MS-13 high on the hit list. It’s CNN, so we can never be sure they have all the facts right, what their editorial agenda is or are telling the full story, but it’s interesting nevertheless.

      “MS-13 is Trump’s public enemy No.1, but should it be?”

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/28/politics/ms13-explained-immigration-sessions/index.html

    • Oh boy.(Don’t get me started.)For years I feared coming home to find my youngest son dead with a needle in his arm.
      There Is Very Little Help out there. I spent months of weeks on the phone trying to get him help. Did you know Teen Challenge only takes addicts that are 18 & over? Oxymoronic name.
      After about 9 years he ended up in jail & then inpatient rehab for three or so months. He’s doing well.
      Tucson first responders just acquired naxalone and encourage abusers to call for help if someone od’d in their group. The kids are afraid of getting in trouble if they call for help. Hopefully this will save some young ones. I’ve seen 4 or 5 of my kids friends die from heroin.
      It’s just $5.00 & 10 minutes away for most teen addicts these days. Yes. More needs done to stop this killer from getting into our children’s lives.

      • Thank you for your honesty – it hurts and couldn’t be easy.
        It’s hard to explain to parents of children who are not drug users what torture and agony it is to not be able to do anything to help.
        I wanted to have my child kidnapped and sent to a cabin in the woods – away from all temptation – how sad is that?
        Thank you again for sharing.

  2. Zephyr and srdem, thank you for your strength and courage. I can’t imagine the pain you have endured. Best wishes to both of you and your families.

    • Thank you. You just keep going & praying & checking on them. It was crazy not having any affordable services around. I think one family group therapy we tried was an encouragement for some kids to want to try other drugs.

      • Been there, done that! Back in the middle 80’s, my daughter, and my only child, was in high school when I realized she was doing pot.I tried all legal resources for help to no avail. Between 16 and 18 was a doughtnut hole then. An honor student, cheer leader, school queen, she dropped out her senior year. The following 8 years were hell. Between 16 and 18 was a doughtnut hole then. Yet, I was still responsible for her. The best advice was “for me not to feel guilty since I did the best I could to raise her” and “to always leave the door open”.
        Now, she’s a 54 year old flower child, dead head living in Cali and finally sorta getting her act together.