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Drug prevention push launched

April 23, 2014

Stories of children lost too soon, the statistics on drug overdoses, and firsthand accounts of addiction all comprised the regional launch at Marietta High School of the Start Talking! campaign, a......

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ea333555

Apr-24-14 4:42 PM

You're right...Suboxone is a joke if the person doesn't want to quit. Otherwise, it is very good for someone who does want to quit. NA and AA are also key pieces in the puzzle of recovery. I agree that there should be real consequences too.....but Suboxone is not a joke for someone who wants to quit. IMO

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janeeyre1

Apr-23-14 5:06 PM

What we need are consequences! The reason people keep using and dealing is because there are no real consequences in place. If jail and prison do not work then they should be ineligible for welfare to fall back on. And Suboxone is a joke. It's replacing one illegal drug with an addictive FDA approved one. jUST LIKE methadone it will solve nothing. The only real help they have is in NA and AA both of which cost the taxpayers nothing.

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janeeyre1

Apr-23-14 5:05 PM

What we need are consequences! The reason people keep using and dealing is because there are no real consequences in place. If jail and prison do not work then they should be ineligible for welfare to fall back on. And Suboxone is a joke. It's replacing one illegal drug with an addictive FDA approved one. jUST LIKE methadone it will solve nothing. The only real help they have is in NA and AA both of which cost the taxpayers nothing.

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ea333555

Apr-23-14 11:42 AM

For those who are addicted to pain pills or whatever opioid, Suboxone is a very effective treatment option. With this drug, it is possible to stay clean and change your life.

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ea333555

Apr-23-14 11:37 AM

I agree that enabling an addict will not fix their problem. Sending them to jail time after time will not either. I'm not saying they shouldn't go to jail because they should....and longer than sentences I see in the papers too. The problem is that jail does not cure their disease and you can't make them go to treatment. They have to want to quit in order to have successful treatment. I think the answer is drug prevention. It is easier to stop someone who has never taken drugs than to stop an addict from taking drugs. Law enforcement is just a reactive approach to the problem. We need to be more proactive and have more preventative programs starting in school. IMO

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jacsm1217

Apr-23-14 9:01 AM

janeeye1: You are so right. They are sending the wrong message, drugs is a disease. If you get hooked no problem treatment will cure you. They need to be showed the ugly side, you can die, you can lose your family etc. Don't show these people who have overcome drugs, it paints too rosy of a picture.

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janeeyre1

Apr-23-14 8:48 AM

Here's a drug prevention program: If you get caught using/selling drugs you will go to prison. The "Boo Hoo I'm an addict I don't need judgment i need help" plan currently going on will stop. You will no longer be enabled, eligible for welfare and if you want treatment you will be responsible for funding your stay. Now that's a program i think will work.

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