the answers to huntingtons drug problem

the answers to huntingtons drug problem

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alligator jackson

Chicago, IL

#1 Aug 18, 2013
We must take back our town. I've been bitching about the drug problem for awhile. Here's my answers. I know most of you will rip these apart because this is topix butif one person is in inspired its worth it. Read the log here http://www.mywv.net/component/k2/item/407-ans...

Level 4

Since: Dec 12

Front Royal, VA

#2 Aug 18, 2013
alligator jackson wrote:
We must take back our town. I've been bitching about the drug problem for awhile. Here's my answers. I know most of you will rip these apart because this is topix butif one person is in inspired its worth it. Read the log here http://www.mywv.net/component/k2/item/407-ans...
I read your blog. The problem I have with your approach to the solution is that largely bases acknowledgement of the drug problem existence. This is something virtually every person already knows. Cops, the legal system and everyone else associated with them see it on a daily basis. Teachers see it every day in school, parents worry about their kids involvement.
Publicly displaying theirs, and their loved-ones suffering is not the answer.
The "war on drugs" has long-been known to be a farce", always has been, always will be. Its just another program that gets funding either on a state or federal level to set up special tasks forces to "combat". The best success the War On Drugs campaign has ever had, on a national level, is about 15%.

There is a front end and a back-end approach.
The front end comprises of two elements. a.Legalize drugs to eliminate the criminal element.
b. Force by law, actual drug addicts ( and alcoholics) into legitimate drug rehab programs. China saw there was no success into trying to combat their opium problem. So they solved it by forcing everyone into rehabilitation.

The back end, compared to the front is far more daunting. Desperation accommodates necessity.
If a person has lost everything, even hope,drug usage is seen as a way to cope with their hopelessness. Not everyone is strong, not everyone has the support system that friendshdip and family can always provide. Blaming a person for becoming an addict would be as ill-advised as blaming them on their poverty, as goes to the larger scale of whole communities that suffer in this way, and Huntington is sad member of that ill-fated fraternity of desperation. Huntington is in NO way the shape its in due to anything drug related. The drug problem is merely one symptom of the aftermath of bad financial planning of its city officials, and bad leadership.
Retired Junkie

Nellis, WV

#3 Aug 18, 2013
I think a mixture of decriminalization and drug reform laws would really be the answer. This is not just a problem for Huntington, but cities all over America. The war on drugs has been proven time and time again to be a failure. Nothing good has ever come out of it. It has cost the nation billions and billions of dollars and we will never win.

The cartels and people importing these drugs have almost an unlimited amount of funds to put towards fighting the US government. And now we have inner issues in our own country with the rising pain medication epidemic.

The US is by far the country that consumes the most opiate based pain killers. People are led to believe by Dr.s that they are safe to take as long as they are taken as prescribed and needed. This is so false and leads many into a life of addiction that they never wanted or expected.

Decriminalization has been proven to work in Holland and Portugal. We need to take the criminal element out of the drug world as a first step.

I'm not saying that anyone should be able to use any drug they want when they want. We also need drug reform laws and better rehabilitation for addicts. Along with better information and awareness.

When the government classifies drugs like marijuana with the same class as heroin then kids try marijuana and realize its not all that bad what are they led to believe? That the government is lying to them and maybe drugs like heroin and cocaine aren't that bad either so why not try them?

This country and its war on drugs is so F'd up. Until something is done about it on a nationwide level cities all over the nation will continue to deal with the consequences.
Retired Junkie

Nellis, WV

#4 Aug 18, 2013
American Drug War: The Last White Hope, a documentary created by Kevin Booth is a great movie on this subject. It goes into depth about the war on drugs and what a failure it is. Last I knew it was available on netflix and I have seen it on HBO before too. Great movie for anyone interested in this kind of stuff. Even if your not interested it is still worth watching.
ppp

Lyndora, PA

#5 Aug 18, 2013
Yeeeeeah the war on drugs is a F'ing failure. You know how you clean this town up? Street justice. Someone needs to get the balls to make these scumbags leave. By any means necessary.
mo money

New Kensington, PA

#6 Aug 19, 2013
ppp wrote:
Yeeeeeah the war on drugs is a F'ing failure. You know how you clean this town up? Street justice. Someone needs to get the balls to make these scumbags leave. By any means necessary.
Then you do it tough guy
ppp

Mineral Ridge, OH

#7 Aug 19, 2013
mo money wrote:
<quoted text>Then you do it tough guy

Just because I know the solution doesn't mean I'm the one who can implement it. Wish I could.
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ppp

Mineral Ridge, OH

#9 Aug 19, 2013
_-zaphod-_ wrote:
<quoted text>Who are you looking for?

Batman?
that'd be amazing
mo money

New Kensington, PA

#10 Aug 19, 2013
ppp wrote:
<quoted text>
Just because I know the solution doesn't mean I'm the one who can implement it. Wish I could.
Well atleast you're honest. Street justice would be a war that you're obviously not willing to fight in.
hmm

United States

#11 Aug 19, 2013
If you know illegal activity is going on in your neighborhood, report it. If you drive past a corner and see a drug deal going on, report it. Drunk driver? Report it.

You may not stop people from abusing drugs and committing the crimes associated with it, and that's fine. It's when these people come to find that behaving this way is a hassle here, they'll move on to somewhere else. The problem is too many people enable these activities and allow it to continue. And that is the real issue in Huntington, at least to me - too many "good" people letting it slide, for whatever reason.
ppp

Indiana, PA

#12 Aug 19, 2013
mo money wrote:
<quoted text>Well atleast you're honest. Street justice would be a war that you're obviously not willing to fight in.
I just don't look good in a cape and tights.:(

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