Program helps inmates addicted to meth

Full story: WISH-TV 8 Indiana News

Last year we told you about a prison program helping inmates addicted to meth. One inmate we featured is now out of prison and says he is living a clean lifestyle.

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mlh

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Jul 28, 2008
 
I think these programs will work with some of the users. Good luck to those that are trying to beat their addiction.
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what is the program called a ballbat.
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Jul 28, 2008
 
it's about time a decent program has been put in place to help addicts ! instead of releasing to public,still addicted only to repeat the crimes the additions put them in prison for in the 1st place, or even worse offense.

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why do we have to help these people anyway? isn't being in jail or prison enough to be "helping" them. If their sentence is long enough they will dry out on their own and hopfully the withdrawls will be severe enough that they wont even want to go through that again. Lets help the poor convicts - bullsh*t they have cost us enough already.
Michael

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Jul 28, 2008
 
I would have to agree with Jim1960. Why is it always the hard working taxpayer that has to foot the bill to clean up the mess these limp-minded types make of their lives?
mlh

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Jul 28, 2008
 
Would you rather have a program that helps them stay clean or just release them without support so that they can become addicted again? Sometimes the stay in jail is not enough. We are paying for people to be on Government assistance that should not be. There are more out there on assistance that should not be. I still think that if you apply for TANF, foodstamps etc. you should be required to take a drug test. Alot of people would not be getting the assistance.
Michael

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Jul 28, 2008
 
mlh: I second the motion for drug testing for government assistance.
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Hope you paid your mamma back the money you stole
from her. You have a job now
Stuck In Indy

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Jul 28, 2008
 
mlh wrote:
Would you rather have a program that helps them stay clean or just release them without support so that they can become addicted again? Sometimes the stay in jail is not enough. We are paying for people to be on Government assistance that should not be. There are more out there on assistance that should not be. I still think that if you apply for TANF, foodstamps etc. you should be required to take a drug test. Alot of people would not be getting the assistance.
Drug tests for foodstamps, sounds costly to administer. However it will creat a new money making opportunity for clean urine samples.
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His name is spelled "Campbell".

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Drug tests for foodstamps, sounds costly to administer. However it will creat a new money making opportunity for clean urine samples.
Some how some way they will skirt getting caught thats for sure but the ones that do test positive would save the State so much money. The only issue with this would be the children would suffer and we will see a rise in foster care kids.
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Some how some way they will skirt getting caught thats for sure but the ones that do test positive would save the State so much money. The only issue with this would be the children would suffer and we will see a rise in foster care kids.
The children are already suffering. Being in a home where drugs and alcohol are being abused. I am sure the parents aren't watching them or making sure they are fed and taken care of. It would stop some of the abuse but not all of it. I have 2 teen sons, I drug test them. The test are inexpensive at Walmart or CVS. If I pay their insurance they will be tested. Plus it puts in their minds that I am drug testing them. They are less likely to use. There is no way to hide it when a parent drug tests their child. There are more drugs in the schools today than their was when I was 17 and 15. Now it is pills. We are losing so many young kids due to overdoses. Most of the kids get the pills out of their own medicine cabinets. It scares me to death. So my sons know my rules and if they break them and test positive I take the car and priveleges away. We live in the country so they will be stuck. When they come home I greet them to see if their in a difference in their appearance or personality. It would not be 100% effective to test all that are on public assistance but it would help.
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I have been saying for years that there should be a program in jail for the good people with a bad problem. My brother is one of these people. He is 32 and just got 15yrs.,to serve 10 for robbery,and repeat affender. His addiction is cocane and I would like to find an Ind. prison with an intense program like this for him. He did receive his AA cert. but I feel with 20 yrs. drug hist. It will take alot more than that.If you can help, please do. My E-mail is donnacecil@yahoo.com Thank you!
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Aug 7, 2008
 
For anyone that has never made a mistake! These people have loved ones, kids, and familes just like you. They did not start out to become a drug addict. Like I said before most or some of these are people who didn't have insurance for help,fathers that didn't care as well as past along there addictive gene. How many of you who are so quick to judge never smoked pot as a teen? I'm not saying it's right or he was right and he should pay for his crimes, but if we don't do anything differant, nothing will change! We have a huge drug problem in Ky. and Ind. and we better open our eyes and do something fast. I am an RN and work with our teens everyday and there is nothing worse than a parent who can't see or hear.
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Aug 8, 2008
 
I was released this past Febuary from Rockville womens prison where I was also enrolled in the CLIFF program. I just want to let the community know that the CLIFF program is more than a rehabilition program. It also is a program that deals with any and all issues you have ever had. It helps a person to understand themselves and therefore understand how to stop the cycle, whether it be a cycle of drug use, crime, or depression. I was truly blessed to be given the opportunity to complete the program.
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Aug 8, 2008
 
Give drugs to beat the habit. What a joke!!
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Aug 9, 2008
 
The CLIFF program is what the inmate chooses to make of it, although it's interesting to note that the initial motivation does NOT correlate with the ultimate outcome. I was serving as medical director at MCF when the program began, am certified in Addiction Medicine, and continue to be astounded at the pecentage of inmates who are incarcerated due to their addiction. It is my fervent hope that efforts such as these will lead to reduced rescidivism, which has been noted for the last 2 years, the first time it has occurred in consecutive years, this is mildly encouraging. Obviously, given the horrific nature of (especially) crystal meth and crack cocaine(due to ingestion via the pulmonary system), there's still a long ways to go.
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Aug 10, 2008
 
Jim1960 wrote:
why do we have to help these people anyway? isn't being in jail or prison enough to be "helping" them. If their sentence is long enough they will dry out on their own and hopfully the withdrawls will be severe enough that they wont even want to go through that again. Lets help the poor convicts - bullsh*t they have cost us enough already.
who are you to judge.Its because of people like you that there are so many out there stil,uncaring ,judgemental,selfcenterd people like yourself,it could happen to you,or some one in your family. Now tell that to your best friend.
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Aug 10, 2008
 
Treatment for drug users, not prison.
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Aug 10, 2008
 
I heard the director of substance abuse say that recently a survey had been given out to graduates of the CLIFF program trying to figure out why 99 of 122 graduates of the program went back to using.

99 of 122. That does'nt sound all that successful of a program really.

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