New Covington site sought for methadone clinic

Feb 23, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Community Press & Recorder

New Covington site sought for methadone clinic Comments Scott Wartman swartman@nky.com COVINGTON - After an unsuccessful attempt to get approval from the city for a methadone clinic in South Covington, the same people have applied for a zoning permit to put a clinic in the Latonia Shopping Center.

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Latonia Resident

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NO! Don't let it pass! Stop the permit! Latonia is too close nit of a community as well as schools, churchs, children, families, shopping, etc. We don't need people who are trying to get a cheaper high hanging around where our children walk, ride their bikes, shop... WE are a residential area, keep the clinic out!
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Bring it!! I cant wait!
Latonia Resident

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Feb 26, 2011
 
WHY?
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Mar 2, 2011
 
IF this would save one person life, then it is worth it, but at the same time, if this is going to kill a person, then ditch it. It is a never ending issue.

I think that it will save more lifes. If not the drug addiction person, then definetly The travelers, the clinic in indiana does not care that all the people crossing the bridge to get thier methadone, are driving in that condition back over I-275 every morning, with the work force commuters. I shutter to think about it!!!

It might not be good to latonia, but, it will do good to kenton co somewhere! The methadone takes 20 minutes to kick in that is not enough time to get from indiana to home for most of the treated users.

I have seen some of the methadone users in my day, it is not a pretty picture. I have never use drugs but, have watch a few younger people struggle with it. Methadone does help those who want the help.
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Latonia Resident wrote:
NO! Don't let it pass! Stop the permit! Latonia is too close nit of a community as well as schools, churchs, children, families, shopping, etc. We don't need people who are trying to get a cheaper high hanging around where our children walk, ride their bikes, shop... WE are a residential area, keep the clinic out!
Sounds like you have really thought this thru? Lock em up,when their time is up turn em loose on Latonia streets where now they are hardened more than they were when they went in, before they had a drug problem instead of counciling and learning how to deal with it now they know how to rob your house and figure out when your not home and a host of other great things to continue their addiction. Good for you! stick to your guns " not in my backyard" a strung out addict hanging out on the street corner without any support will surely visit your home one night!
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Mar 2, 2011
 
Why not??
Latonia/taylor mill area is quiet, lets give the cops something to do. Guess how many car break ins, burglaries, fights, drugs they will be getting!
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just going to bring more black people in the area :-(
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Hellyeah wrote:
Bring it!! I cant wait!
put out in boone county where you live along with the doctor trying to get it in latonia!stay off the dope and you don't have these problems now do you..no sympathy here for them..lock them up
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CCW wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you have really thought this thru? Lock em up,when their time is up turn em loose on Latonia streets where now they are hardened more than they were when they went in, before they had a drug problem instead of counciling and learning how to deal with it now they know how to rob your house and figure out when your not home and a host of other great things to continue their addiction. Good for you! stick to your guns " not in my backyard" a strung out addict hanging out on the street corner without any support will surely visit your home one night!
Then put it where you live and see how you like it. There are a lot of kids who go to school within walking distance of the proposed site. Put it back in Independence on the bus line with only one business nearby not several businesses, schools and churches. I would start looking for a new piece of property if I were the nearby bank.
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The Dr.(Gary Shearer) who is behind this clinic is nothing but a pill pushing QUACK!!!! He does not care about the patients getting off of anything!!!!! He is just trying to get rich on these people!!!! He has my 70 year mother addicted to methadone!!! She has lost her entire family due to this addiction!!!! She wasn't a heroine user-he just gave it to her to get her addicted so that he could make a fortune off of her!!! She is unrecognizable due to her addiction to this horrible drug!!! He has a reputation for dispensing drugs to many people!!! No wonder there is such a growing number of people addicted to drugs in NKY!!!! I don't know how he still has his license to practice!!! I have heard that his office in Florence is nothing but addicts coming to him to get their "fix"!!!!! He has my mom taking this drug 4 times a day!!!!!! This is a 70 year old!!!!!! She is absolutely pitiful!!! He is only trying to get rich and will not help anyone who comes there!!! He only wants to get their money!!!!! I hope someone gets him investigated before he actually kills someone(if he hasn't already)!!!!! I pray that he will NOT open this clinic!!!! If anyone else has had problems with this "Dr" please post your comments-I'd be interested in hearing what he has done to others!!!!!!
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latonia resident wrote:
<quoted text>put out in boone county where you live along with the doctor trying to get it in latonia!stay off the dope and you don't have these problems now do you..no sympathy here for them..lock them up
well its obvious that you are not educated about addiction at all, dont you think that if people could just stay off the dope then they would? if it were only that easy.what would locking them up do? addicts need treatment just like diabetics need insulin, addiction is a disease, please educate yourself.
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neegor pleeze.. u haz no ideaz i gots 4 batchlers deegrese
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Please,if you know nothing of addiction and methadone, please don't comment. As far as the crime in the neighborhood -- it will not increase! Methadone is a service to the community and individuals who have an addiction to opioids and/or pain pills and yes this does include Heroin. Those who are followed closely, will have a chance at a "normal" life without being sick every day and with this form of treatment/risk reduction, the crime rate does reduce because they don't have to find ways to get the money needed to feel well. Also, this treatment, reduces the risk of overdose and with shared needles, reduces the risk of diseases through blood born pathogens. Opioids and Heroin use/addiction is not just happening in the inner-city -- it is all over! This is not a class thing, if you have not had any effects on you or your family YET, remember, you are entitled too!
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counselor wrote:
Please,if you know nothing of addiction and methadone, please don't comment. As far as the crime in the neighborhood -- it will not increase! Methadone is a service to the community and individuals who have an addiction to opioids and/or pain pills and yes this does include Heroin. Those who are followed closely, will have a chance at a "normal" life without being sick every day and with this form of treatment/risk reduction, the crime rate does reduce because they don't have to find ways to get the money needed to feel well. Also, this treatment, reduces the risk of overdose and with shared needles, reduces the risk of diseases through blood born pathogens. Opioids and Heroin use/addiction is not just happening in the inner-city -- it is all over! This is not a class thing, if you have not had any effects on you or your family YET, remember, you are entitled too!
you are absolutely right, i am a recovering addict and im in a mmt clinic, i truly believe it saved my life. im able to live a normal life now,i can work,take care of my famiy and im no longer doing illegal things to get drugs, im no longer sick and unable to function , like i stated before addiction is a disease that needs treament just like any other disease, methadone saved my life and i know that there are many who dont agree with it and that is their right just like its my right to treat my disease and live a happy normal life.
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sigh wrote:
just going to bring more black people in the area :-(
" that is soooo racist. the clinic in Indiana is 95% white people
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Drug addiction is a very serious problem facing many Americans today. They come from every walk of life and there is no part of our society that is safe from the ever escalating problem of prescription drug abuse. It is the fastest growing issue with no easy solution. I think that if an addict needs methadone to stay off heroin or "pills" then so be it; the argument of course is you are trading one problem for another, I see it differently, the medication is controlled and dispensed by trained medical professionals. The stringent state and federal laws make it so those who continue to fail drug test must attend the clinic 7 days a week in order to medicate, which is supervised. If a person is following their treatment plan set forth by a trained and certified addictions couselor then they may gradually recieve take home medication, again that is only if they adhere to the many rules and regulations such as, one-on-one sessions, group sessions, frequent drug tests, and annual physicals. I know a few people who have gained their lives back thanks to MMT, their loved ones can trust them and they are repairing and moving forward with their lives. The real problem is that these clinics are a for profit business and will not benefit directly from individuals getting clean and sober then tapering off the methadone. I find this to be in conflict with what the facilities were initially intended for. Some people no matter what will battle addiction all their lives and if they happen to need this medication every day till their last in order to function properly then whats wrong with that? This is an epidemic sweeping across our nation and trying to sweep it under the rug serves noones interest.Like it or not this is a legitimate disease and should be treated accordingly.
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counselor wrote:
Please,if you know nothing of addiction and methadone, please don't comment. As far as the crime in the neighborhood -- it will not increase! Methadone is a service to the community and individuals who have an addiction to opioids and/or pain pills and yes this does include Heroin. Those who are followed closely, will have a chance at a "normal" life without being sick every day and with this form of treatment/risk reduction, the crime rate does reduce because they don't have to find ways to get the money needed to feel well. Also, this treatment, reduces the risk of overdose and with shared needles, reduces the risk of diseases through blood born pathogens. Opioids and Heroin use/addiction is not just happening in the inner-city -- it is all over! This is not a class thing, if you have not had any effects on you or your family YET, remember, you are entitled too!
oops! sorry, i hit the wrong key when i was judging this post, again im sorry.
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It is heartbreaking to see someone go through heroine or any other addiction...I am for the
clinic...someone worried about addicts being in one
spot to get methadone, they're the same people
that are all over all the neighborhoods and streets
they have children, they shop in same stores you do, they walk the same streets you do!!
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Nice job Keith, focused and to the point. Another point is what will addicts do without supervised dispensaries? Do you think that if none are around the problem just stops? Let me guess: They will just buy dope anyway and rob you and me to get money for their "fix" just for starters. Simply, pushing addicts (no pun intended) from one spot to another neither treats them nor the problem. The real answer is treatment and treatment by a supervised professional. Of course nobody wants them next door, but keep your friends close and your enemies even closer. In other words, somebody needs to keep an eye on them and I am all for it being the medical community; professionals that have the training and resources to do it right. Rather than complain where and why, offer another solution if you think you got one better. So far the only opposition suggestion has been don’t put one in. Sorry, that’s not an option so all that is left is:“where do we put them” not whether there will be any; that decision has already been made over two years ago. Then the only question was which county in Northern Kentucky, Campbell, Kenton, and Boone. Yup, you guessed it....Kenton.
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The average cost of incarceration is approximately $35,000.00 per inmate per year. If you are willing to pay the bill, I am willing to agree with you and support your decision. I am not willing to pay anymore for inmates that are not violent, have a documented sickness, and when other options are available that do not cost nearly as much. Obviously you have given this matter a great deal of thought.
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<quoted text>put out in boone county where you live along with the doctor trying to get it in latonia!stay off the dope and you don't have these problems now do you..no sympathy here for them..lock them up

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