Just what is Drug Court?

Since: Apr 09

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#22 Mar 22, 2012
I remember a time when the judges offered drug offenders an option, Either enlist, or go to prison. I bet that the soldiers in Vietnam didn't have a problem with a fellow soldier in their unit having their back when the fighting breaks out, knowing that soldier opted to enlist rather than serve time in prison.People in drug court have to pay out of pocket to be in the program. No program will work until, As someone else said, That person is ready for help.
JustSaying

Meadville, MS

#23 Mar 22, 2012
So many perfect people in here lol.

ANYTHING can be abused. ALL of us are addicted to something. Over eating is a sin, but not illegal. If it were illegal, I wonder how many of us would be in jail.
Geaux

Raymond, MS

#24 Mar 22, 2012
mentul_autocrat wrote:
I remember a time when the judges offered drug offenders an option, Either enlist, or go to prison. I bet that the soldiers in Vietnam didn't have a problem with a fellow soldier in their unit having their back when the fighting breaks out, knowing that soldier opted to enlist rather than serve time in prison.People in drug court have to pay out of pocket to be in the program. No program will work until, As someone else said, That person is ready for help.
I would rather have a person there that wants to be there rather than was forced to be there. For the same reason I would never want another draft, let those who wish to "occupy Wall Street" occupy Wall Street. I wouldn't want anyone in my command that resents a decision they were made to make. If that is an option now, then send them to the Army, they have lower standards and will take those with GED "educations" more readily than any other branch. They show how low their standards are because you can get out of high school and become a warrant officer without a degree or a stellar enlisted background; No thanks! I'd rather my pilots be able to perform glide slope calculations correctly with a 4 year degree as a background instead of a kid out of high school that only took geometry because that's what would get him/her to graduate high school.

Since: Jun 11

United States

#25 Mar 22, 2012
Geaux wrote:
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Addiction is the definition weakness....
You know why I deserve to have EARNED the title of Marine...because I stayed out of trouble and wanted to serve my country instead of serve myself....
Not only did I deserve the chance to earn that title....I actually earned it through determination, you nor any other methhead can take a title such as Marine away from a Marine.
I've seen the product of "drug court" first hand, eventually they always find another addiction. Good luck with yours.
u about one arrogant, self-centered bastard. Guess if I chose 2 b a marine, u would agree huh? O an btw, stop lettin that shit get 2 ya head u prick!
Geaux

Raymond, MS

#26 Mar 22, 2012
smokeybandit wrote:
<quoted text> u about one arrogant, self-centered bastard. Guess if I chose 2 b a marine, u would agree huh? O an btw, stop lettin that shit get 2 ya head u prick!
Haven't met too many of us have you? I suppose not since you are surprised we are arrogant. If you chose to be a Marine....well you wouldn't have been accepted, because you are a felon. If you are educated then I'm assuming it is a two year community college associate of arts since you are taking no pride in your grammar skills.

Since: Nov 10

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#27 Mar 22, 2012
smokeybandit wrote:
<quoted text> u about one arrogant, self-centered bastard. Guess if I chose 2 b a marine, u would agree huh? O an btw, stop lettin that shit get 2 ya head u prick!
Your language is pretty rough for a lady. I am very happy for your success in the drug program, however, unless someone held you down and pour alcohol down your throat or slipped you drugs - then it was your choice. My 7 year old grandson knows that drugs are bad, you made a bad choice over and over and over. How long did it take you to get addicted?

Since: Nov 10

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#28 Mar 22, 2012
Minnow Bucket wrote:
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Just curious. Of your many friends that are hooked on prescription drugs, how many of them do you believe should be in jail?
I don't think they should be in jail - I do think some doctors should be. People
should learn to cope with life - what did our ancestors do when they felt anxious or depressed - think about it.
Minnow Bucket

Petal, MS

#29 Mar 22, 2012
cipsaw wrote:
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I don't think they should be in jail - I do think some doctors should be. People
should learn to cope with life - what did our ancestors do when they felt anxious or depressed - think about it.
Did the doctor hold them down and slip them drugs? If not then it was their choice. Your 7 year old son knows that drugs are bad, it sounds like your friends are making a bad choice over and over and over. ahow long did it take your friends to become addicts?
Minnow Bucket

Petal, MS

#30 Mar 22, 2012
And why shouldn't they be in Jail? Because their dealer is a doctor and they get to carry their drugs in a prescription bottle?

Since: Nov 10

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#31 Mar 22, 2012
Minnow Bucket wrote:
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Did the doctor hold them down and slip them drugs? If not then it was their choice. Your 7 year old son knows that drugs are bad, it sounds like your friends are making a bad choice over and over and over. ahow long did it take your friends to become addicts?
Doctors give people drugs too easily, it is a great repeat business for them. You can become addicted after just a couple of prescriptions. You seem to think this is a joke apparently from your post, however, it is a very serious problem. Go to MSN and read how many people did yearly from prescription drugs being misused. I could give some examples and say a lots more about this, but I will drop it.

Since: Jun 11

United States

#32 Mar 22, 2012
Geaux, u must walk around with your a** hurtin all the time for "the marines" cause u only see it negatively... Lol... Maybe u need 2 go on duty or somethin 2 relieve some of your aggression.
GC change

Counce, TN

#33 Mar 22, 2012
1. Not every Marine is arrogant. Most actually have kind, forgiving, loving hearts in their civilian lives.
2. Not everyone has perfect lives, as two on this topic want us to believe.
3. Some people who have made horrible mistakes/decisions in their lives would take it back in a heartbeat, if that were possible. But, they do recover and move forward as a better person.

smokey, just stop responding to Geaux, he's "perfect" and we wouldn't want to be in "his" corps anyway. The USMC, yes! his? NO

There is no one here any better than you, so keep that in mind too.
Prescription pain meds can get you hooked in as little as 10-14 DAYS and meth, well ONE HIT and that's it.
Instead of putting people down, if we all tried to help hold each other up, wouldn't that be more productive?
Lucedale Lucy

AOL

#34 Mar 22, 2012
I really want to understand what "Drug Court" is. From reading all the comments, I guess the judge gives the option of drug court or jail? And if a person chooses drug court, they pay a fee? What are the requirements to complete drug court? And, is it only for drug users, or for suppliers and manufacturers too?
GC change

Counce, TN

#35 Mar 22, 2012
Geaux wrote:
<quoted text>
I would rather have a person there that wants to be there rather than was forced to be there. For the same reason I would never want another draft, let those who wish to "occupy Wall Street" occupy Wall Street. I wouldn't want anyone in my command that resents a decision they were made to make. If that is an option now, then send them to the Army, they have lower standards and will take those with GED "educations" more readily than any other branch. They show how low their standards are because you can get out of high school and become a warrant officer without a degree or a stellar enlisted background; No thanks! I'd rather my pilots be able to perform glide slope calculations correctly with a 4 year degree as a background instead of a kid out of high school that only took geometry because that's what would get him/her to graduate high school.
Not that you would care, but do you have any idea how many George Contians you have just insulted? Iraq/Afghan have taken the lives of some very dedicated military men , who left families behind, and you have the gall to sit and type how superior you are to them, since they were in the Army!!! "my pilots", plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, if you had any they all would be AWOL now because of you!
My husband served in Vietnam, where have you?

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#36 Mar 22, 2012
GC change wrote:
1. Not every Marine is arrogant. Most actually have kind, forgiving, loving hearts in their civilian lives.
2. Not everyone has perfect lives, as two on this topic want us to believe.
3. Some people who have made horrible mistakes/decisions in their lives would take it back in a heartbeat, if that were possible. But, they do recover and move forward as a better person.
smokey, just stop responding to Geaux, he's "perfect" and we wouldn't want to be in "his" corps anyway. The USMC, yes! his? NO
There is no one here any better than you, so keep that in mind too.
Prescription pain meds can get you hooked in as little as 10-14 DAYS and meth, well ONE HIT and that's it.
Instead of putting people down, if we all tried to help hold each other up, wouldn't that be more productive?
People can change for sure - and none are perfect. It is so important to teach people not to try meth and to avoid using pain killers if at all possible. Drugs are destroying so many.
GC change

Counce, TN

#37 Mar 22, 2012
cipsaw wrote:
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People can change for sure - and none are perfect. It is so important to teach people not to try meth and to avoid using pain killers if at all possible. Drugs are destroying so many.
I thought you just wanted "all these folks on an island together" as you stated in post #4
You put any young person in the wrong place at the lowest point of their lives and they'll fall for the drugs. These are users that CAN be helped.
The dealers/suppliers will never be stopped. There is way too much money involved, even the authorities taking payoffs are getting rich.
The vulnerable kids can be helped, but it's much hard, if not impossible when they've grown up with adults using.
I'm way too livid/stressed out even thinking of this now, so I'll shut up. >for now<
I know a young man who is doing well now. He lost his Mom, then his Dad was murdered. And then came the drugs to drown the sorrow.
Everyone's world isn't great!
Okay, now my hubby is saying "stop already"
Y'all just don't be so damn quick to jump on ppl who are trying!!!

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#38 Mar 22, 2012
GC change wrote:
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I thought you just wanted "all these folks on an island together" as you stated in post #4
You put any young person in the wrong place at the lowest point of their lives and they'll fall for the drugs. These are users that CAN be helped.
The dealers/suppliers will never be stopped. There is way too much money involved, even the authorities taking payoffs are getting rich.
The vulnerable kids can be helped, but it's much hard, if not impossible when they've grown up with adults using.
I'm way too livid/stressed out even thinking of this now, so I'll shut up. >for now<
I know a young man who is doing well now. He lost his Mom, then his Dad was murdered. And then came the drugs to drown the sorrow.
Everyone's world isn't great!
Okay, now my hubby is saying "stop already"
Y'all just don't be so damn quick to jump on ppl who are trying!!!
If you have been give an opportunity and you become a repeat offender then you should be punished. Why are people any more stressed today than when you and I were kids. I figure you must be about
my age since your husband was in Vietnam. My family has not lived untouched believe me, but I just don't accept excuses for starting to use drugs and alcohol. I can feel your sympathy for people and your kindness is nice, but it is going to take tough love to stop some of these problems.
been there done that

Columbia, MS

#39 Mar 30, 2012
Lucedale Lucy wrote:
I really want to understand what "Drug Court" is. From reading all the comments, I guess the judge gives the option of drug court or jail? And if a person chooses drug court, they pay a fee? What are the requirements to complete drug court? And, is it only for drug users, or for suppliers and manufacturers too?
for at least 3 years the clerk for the george county drug court was accepting money to get people sentenced to drug court clean urine tests. asking them what they was addicted to and helping them get their drug of choice. her husband was making meth at their home off of highway 26 during this same time. so, drug court is a damn joke. any of you who claim to have done "good" and claim it was going through this program that corrected you is not telling the truth. it had to have been something within you that wanted off the drugs, not drug court helping you.
Been there Done that

Columbia, MS

#40 Mar 31, 2012
Wow, I figured some knucklehead would try to debate what I had posted yesterday..
Been there Done that

Columbia, MS

#41 Mar 31, 2012
At the same time a case was being worked up against her, Ronnie Lamberts wife also had a case being worked up against her. Needless to say at that time information was getting out that deputies were very close to them.. Ronnie Lambert had bugged the narcotics investigators office, and possibly the sheriffs office and the deputies office. Ronnie Lambert is now a MDOC Parole and Probation department worker. I bet if they looked hard they could find a few problems with him. But they won't because he is buddies with David Sullivan, who also has integrity issues.

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