the Streets of Moneyton
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Since: Jan 14

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#22 Mar 20, 2014
alligator jackson wrote:
From the book
"Appalachian Dawn" was a documentary made about Manchester, Ky. A few years ago the community was drowning in drugs. The town, led by the religious community, came together and basically drove the dealers out.

Druggies cleaned up because they knew their neighbors were no longer going to tolerate. After a few dealers were busted, most of the other dealers scrambled to get out of town.

By pulling together, Huntington can change the culture. Those who will not change will get reported. This can lower the demand for drugs. Once users see they will be shunned or reported then they will realize they have to change.

This has to be an across the board effort. Schools, churches, and parents will have to speak to children about drugs and explain why they are sociably unacceptable.

Together, the community can change the "snitches get stitches mentality" that plagues our youth. We can adapt a "be drug free or be gone" attitude.
If the streets of Moneyton are cleaned up, there are going to be a lot of sick people in Huntington. If the cleanup is done by taking away the supply of drugs, then addicts will not have any choice than to seek treatment. If it is done at once, then the supply of the treatment will not be able to keep up with the demand. Hopefully, the cleanup will come as a result of taking away the demand for drugs.

If the demand for drugs is taken away, then, that will happen over a period of time and will result in the changing of the overall culture and by addicts deciding that they no longer wish to be addicts. The only way to take away the demand for drugs is to change the environment in Huntington and to treat as many addicts as possible.
43 overdoses in 2011 to 27 in 2012. Drug war over.

Since: Jan 14

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#23 Mar 20, 2014
alligator jackson wrote:
I could take the money given out to just one position Mayor Steve created for a friend ($50,000) and put a dent in Huntington's drug problem
LoL

You're a joke
Wow

Huntington, WV

#24 Mar 20, 2014
Self-published?
alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#25 Mar 20, 2014
-zaphod- wrote:
<quoted text>43 overdoses in 2011 to 27 in 2012. Drug war over.
Great stats I know 10 that's od'd in last year. I talk to paramedics who say they have several every weekend
alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#26 Mar 20, 2014
Wow wrote:
Self-published?
2 by one pub 2 by another 1 self. Will start self pub because my new publisher is putting 16.49 on a book and that's to much for people to pay
JuJuBunny

Saint Albans, WV

#27 Apr 22, 2014
Alligator Jackson where can I get a copy of this book? It will be a great asset to my next research paper @ the community college!
JuJuBunny

Saint Albans, WV

#28 Apr 22, 2014
Why don't we have to pass a drug screen to buy a firearm..?
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#304

Bladensburg, MD

#30 Apr 22, 2014
Seriously it's great you're trying, which is more than most. But for real I read it. I'm no writer, by far, but I do read a lot. And reading your work was a train wreck, like a high school essay. You need an editor and you need to get over your use of "Pill Zombie." I get it, you probably coined the term or just find it amusing. I found it annoying and overused. A paragraph would have been plenty about it. Then drop it and continue using the term "addict." You know anyone that gives a crap about reading this is because they know someone that's an addict. We already know addicts are monsters, you don't have to keep reiterating it over and over. Your thoughts are jumbled and your message gets lost bc of it. Rewrite it because it's a mess.
for sure

United States

#31 May 2, 2014
Running the dealers out if town is not going to work for everyone they bust 5 more will step up to take there place and just move around the corner or a block or two down the street.as long as the demand is there it will always be this way and treatment only helps a couple of people cause most go back to doing drugs the only people it helps is the people that what help.I have seen the same people go to treatment over and over again it just helps them for a very short time then go back to using again.
Experienced resident

Chesapeake, OH

#32 May 2, 2014
alligator jackson wrote:
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Actually, I think we can win
Sorry to burst your bubble, gator, but as long as we have the drug seeking addicts, there will be a drug dealer there to supply. The old cliche of supply and demand. It is totally out of control now and nothing can fix the problem. I, for one, moved out of my home of 47 years, due to the drug addicts and dealers moving in and taking over the neighborhood. The deterioration of our city and neighborhoods are a disgrace. Before long, we won't be able to go outside for fear of being hit by a stray bullet. Don't get your hopes up, folks, no money to stop these dealers who have taken over our city. Not enough law enforcement. Pretty bad when your police chief gets out of Dodge! Get out or live in fear. Moneyton is here to stay.
alligator jacksom

Staunton, VA

#33 May 2, 2014
alligator jacksom

Staunton, VA

#34 May 2, 2014
We are winning. WSAZ has a feature on Detroit connection. AWARENESS IS GROWING

little steps. At least we are not full of gangs. The dealers and buyers are nervous. There are arrests every day

Im proud of the HPD and state troopers
Experienced resident

Chesapeake, OH

#35 May 2, 2014
I am proud of HPD and the state troopers, and sheriff's dept as well. I thank them for the wonderful job they are doing in trying to clean up the streets. I just see so many drug addicts in this city and surrounding area that it is impossible to clean it out completely. It is not only here, it is all across the United States. You just don't know who is hooked on pills, crack, powder coke, ectasy, hallucinagenics, anything to get them high. The world just dont and cant cope with life they want to get out of their mind to drift through.

I would love to see things get changed, but I don't see it happening. I appreciate your hope for the future, tho.
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YallaresomerealH icks

Columbus, OH

#37 May 2, 2014
Get rid of the cracker crack heads and proof! Problem solved!

Backwoods pecks
alligator jackson

United States

#38 May 2, 2014
Why don't you take a Writing class? Maybe you can format the information correctly. It is messy in certain areas. Did you ever want to be a journalist, but didn't succeed? I am complexed as to why your paper was posted on topix..
Gosh

Huntington, WV

#39 May 9, 2014
alligator jacksom wrote:
We are winning. WSAZ has a feature on Detroit connection. AWARENESS IS GROWING
little steps. At least we are not full of gangs. The dealers and buyers are nervous. There are arrests every day
Im proud of the HPD and state troopers
We have gangs here. We have known about Detroit for many years. It is or was sweeps week when WSAZ ran that series. Did you learn anything new?
mom

United States

#40 May 9, 2014
Really hpd dont do crap haha worthless they anit getting marcum terrace. only two meth labs wow get the dope addicts. too here and the dope oh wait there scared to do it

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