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Drug Free

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Feb 20, 2011
I would like to know if this place is really working, or just an excuse to keep dope heads out of prison? I am for long terms in prison and say piss on meth heads, pill poppers and pot smokers.
I know Paragould has several who get busted for repeat offenses, so does this agape house stuff really work? Or do I need to ignore the mooching please for money to keep it open?
qwertypop

Mount Morris, MI

#2 Feb 20, 2011
Its a good place......to meet loose chicks.
Green Eyed Girl

United States

#3 Feb 20, 2011
The Agape House has changed so many lives. It really has been a blessing to this area. One thing I would like to say though is you stated "I know several who get busted for repeat offenses" and "I am for long terms in prison" obviously these long terms in prison are not helping people that are addicts if they become repeat offenders. There needs to be more places such as the Agape House to help these addicts overcoming addiction, and show them how to live a positive lifestyle rid of drugs. Also you never know who close to you will be hit with addiction. It could be your mother, daughter, or yourself. This house needs help from the community to keep it's doors open to continue the awesome work that they do for people.
Drug Free

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Feb 20, 2011
I think the answer is to lock up these meth heads, pill poppers and pot smokers for YEARS. Send them away and they will not be on the streets to deal the crap they sell. Hell, I wish they would make drug dealing a capital offense and execute these low life oxygen thiefs. The druggies steal, lie, bleed the working people of tax dollars, and are a waste and embarassment to society.
A drug user is a loser, and I can't stand ex ho's and thugs who are now the irresponsible parents to these criminals and cry foul for little son or daughter getting busted.
Piss poor parents need to not have children if they cannot make a kid mind, or bitch for them getting arrested and convicted.
Agape

Paragould, AR

#5 Feb 22, 2011
Christianity Love as revealed in Jesus, seen as spiritual and selfless and a model for humanity.

Please dont make this topix just like every other one on this site. These people are really here to help. If who they help dont change its not their fault. You cant change a person. You can only give them the tools and support to change. The Agape House needs our support as christians!
fyi

Paragould, AR

#6 Feb 22, 2011
I smoke pot and hold down a full time job and pay my taxes and dont draw any welfare or child support. I take care of my kids, they mind, and are great students. I obviously dont smoke around them, but yah know what I even go to church every Sunday. See I dont have insurance tho so I dont get free medical care and xanax. Pot is my medicine. Not every drug user is lying, stealing or bleeding you of anything. Stop being so judgemental.
Seriously

Malvern, AR

#7 Feb 22, 2011
Drug Free wrote:
I think the answer is to lock up these meth heads, pill poppers and pot smokers for YEARS. Send them away and they will not be on the streets to deal the crap they sell. Hell, I wish they would make drug dealing a capital offense and execute these low life oxygen thiefs. The druggies steal, lie, bleed the working people of tax dollars, and are a waste and embarassment to society.
A drug user is a loser, and I can't stand ex ho's and thugs who are now the irresponsible parents to these criminals and cry foul for little son or daughter getting busted.
Piss poor parents need to not have children if they cannot make a kid mind, or bitch for them getting arrested and convicted.
Sure let's take these women and lock them up and throw away the key. Let's not worry about the child molesters and rapists and the parents who kill thier kids. Let's lock these women up who are trying to better themselves. That makes alot of sense. What you are not understanding is that this program works. Is it 100% no, but it yeilds more positive results than negative. Honestly from reading your post I do not think your beef is with this house as much as it is with a certain individual who has done you wrong. Give to the Agape house or don't. That is your choice. I would rather support something like this that hs proven results, than something that has not been proven, such as jail time.
Seven Times Seventy Times

Salem, AR

#8 Feb 23, 2011
Just look at the statistics. Jail serves as punishment, not rehabilitation. The Agape house helps these women deal with their addictions and obtain the coping skills when they re-enter society. They are provided the opportunity to gain employment, mend relationships, and find self worth again. I can't imagine anyone who would have a problem with this program. These women deserve a chance to rebuild their lives.
Benny Hinn

Paragould, AR

#9 Feb 23, 2011
Drug Free wrote:
I think the answer is to lock up these meth heads, pill poppers and pot smokers for YEARS. Send them away and they will not be on the streets to deal the crap they sell. Hell, I wish they would make drug dealing a capital offense and execute these low life oxygen thiefs. The druggies steal, lie, bleed the working people of tax dollars, and are a waste and embarassment to society.
A drug user is a loser, and I can't stand ex ho's and thugs who are now the irresponsible parents to these criminals and cry foul for little son or daughter getting busted.
Piss poor parents need to not have children if they cannot make a kid mind, or bitch for them getting arrested and convicted.
You want to lock up pot smokers for years? Burn in hell.
ugh

Paragould, AR

#10 Feb 24, 2011
The agape house are a bunch of cracked out women whom have "found" Jesus... they allow people into see their residents w/o searching them.. so the women get the drugs they want anyways. Agape house is just another charity case wanting money
amused

United States

#11 Feb 24, 2011
ugh wrote:
The agape house are a bunch of cracked out women whom have "found" Jesus... they allow people into see their residents w/o searching them.. so the women get the drugs they want anyways. Agape house is just another charity case wanting money
well I've always wondered..seemed when having to chase down my ex-wife who abused my son, and then ran to avoid child support..then married her drug dealer..but oh..gee..they now babble the words of the bible as if they are saved..yet to game the system, and look for handouts, and unfortunately..many of the folks that go in and out of there..learn basically how to walk the walk..talk the talk..mainly to game the system, and avoid going to prison where, in the long run, it would have been cheaper on the taxpayers in the long run, and also hold them accountable for what they have been convicted of. Now she is currently in the drug court there..but yet has mad a couple of trips out of state with her felon husband..yet..neither one of them have a license to drive..but oh that's ok..it's only a misdemeanor, even when they serve time in lockup for not paying their fines..yup..that's the way of the Lord these days..a shield for the folks WHO CHOOSE to use drugs..no one forced them. The minute no one is looking..fire in the hole!
Adam Jarmusch

Paragould, AR

#12 Feb 24, 2011
My girl graduates the Agape House next month, and has been clean over a year thanks to the help of Sunny Curtis and this wonderful rehab program. She had been to a rehab prior to this, and she relapsed while IN that rehab... personally, I didn't think she'd ever change, but after almost 6 months at the house, she found God and really turned her life around. She has a full-time job, attends church and a variety of meetings regularly, and is away from all her old friends in Helena and we now live in Paragould happily.

She's been to jail before, only to get out and stay clean for at the most a week. Agape House was the only thing that ever worked for her.

True, some of the girls that attend there have scored drugs while in the house (a drug addict that doesn't want to change is going to continue to be just that - a drug addict), but in most instances they get caught and are quickly removed from the house. And I'm sure there are several girls that go through the program just to get out of pending charges that could possibly send them to prison.

But if Ms. Curtis and her program have changed the lives of just ONE person, I think it's a success. If they've helped just ONE person find their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, more power to them.
I know a couple of other girls that went through the program with my girl that are doing extremely well too. I've omitted their names to keep all the haters at bay, but none the less, they're all doing great and continue to hold down jobs, raise their families, stay clean, and maintain in general. Without the Agape House, there's no telling where they'd be.
Adam Jarmusch

Paragould, AR

#13 Feb 24, 2011
(continued...)

Agape House runs solely off the donations of people who care about recovery. It's not coming out of your pocket (OBVIOUSLY), so why condemn them for receiving donations from like minded people?

And since everyone's so high on "SEND THEM TO PRISON!" Do you not realize how much it costs to house a prisoner in either the Greene County Jail or the Arkansas Department of Corrections? Do you not see how backed up the waiting list is just to be received IN to the Arkansas Department of Corrections, and how over crowded all the county jails are in the state due to a lot of people being held over drug-related crimes?

Last year, the federal government told Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe that they were striving for more rehabilitation programs in the state of Arkansas due to the growing inmate population. People think, "Oh, the State gets money from the government to house inmates, so the State's gotta be making something!" WRONG. The government is sick and tired of having to fund Arkansas' prison program, especially when the majority of inmates are being housed due to non-violent, drug-related crimes.

Now given, people manufacturing methamphetamines or cooking crack cocaine are definitely taking things to the "next level" when compared to your run of the mill drug addict, now making money or supplying people with their drug of choice. That brings up another issue in its entirety, and should definitely be punished accordingly.

But your common drug addict? They need help, man. Someone who gets caught with drugs and is obviously throwing their life away? Help them!
Adam Jarmusch

Paragould, AR

#14 Feb 24, 2011
(continued...)

If there are underlying motives or hidden agendas, so be it. Maybe they'll get it eventually. Sometime's it takes more than once to get it right, you know?

As for people under the influence of drugs who go out and commit other crimes; domestic abuse, theft, assault, etc. They are responsible for their own actions, and should be punished according to their crime. Especially repeat offenders. If at some point in time they were offered help, or received it, and continued down their downward spiral/path of destruction... they get what's coming to them. They will do their time AND be required to attend several intense drug-related treatment programs while incarcerated (Therapeutic Community & the Substance Abuse Treatment Program [SATP]- both very good programs.)

That should say a lot. If you look at the Arkansas Department of Corrections, every facility is trying to implement long-term, in-house treatment programs for inmates while IN prison, and even stipulate it prior to release (and in some instances stipulate out-patient/aftercare programs after release). Even the prison officials agree that treatment is a MUST in order to fully rehabilitate.

Open your minds and your hearts, people.
guest

Paragould, AR

#15 Jan 13, 2012
I know several women who went through there and are still clean and working and raising their kids
Im me

Paragould, AR

#16 Jan 14, 2012
I have a friend that I met couple years ago & she had just gotten out of the Agape house! It changed her! She is clean, holding down a job, school, & taking care of her kids! She means a lot to me & if she had never went threw the Agape house I wouldn't have her in my life! I have nothing but respect for the Agape house and the women who are strong enough to stay clean!
baby

Paragould, AR

#17 Jan 15, 2012
It works only if u r ready to change. They do make a diffence. If one person comes out of there & never touches that stuff again then it works. But I have NO symphathy for anyone who does meth! NONE, The only way to stop it from taking over all the people in the USA is for the Gov. to step in & buy an island & put them on it til they die out! It would be cheaper for us to put them there & drop food like they do in Africa.WE could drop tents off for them to sleep in & blankets & be done with them!They woould kill themselves off!Sorry but Im sic of these Zombies, they r the walking dead!
guest

Arlington, TX

#18 Jan 16, 2012
Im me wrote:
I have a friend that I met couple years ago & she had just gotten out of the Agape house! It changed her! She is clean, holding down a job, school, & taking care of her kids! She means a lot to me & if she had never went threw the Agape house I wouldn't have her in my life! I have nothing but respect for the Agape house and the women who are strong enough to stay clean!
Just ask Charlie Hanson she goes into this place about a year ago over 200 pounds now she a 100pds works third shift at mcdonald's with pepperoni face
She is back on the dope who would want to eat after seeing her face. Prison nor this house helped her actually so many women has failed from this place! What a waist of our tax money
Guest

Paragould, AR

#19 Jan 16, 2012
Hey, dumbass, how is it a waste of tax money?
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Just ask Charlie Hanson she goes into this place about a year ago over 200 pounds now she a 100pds works third shift at mcdonald's with pepperoni face
She is back on the dope who would want to eat after seeing her face. Prison nor this house helped her actually so many women has failed from this place! What a waist of our tax money
Personal Thought

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Jan 16, 2012
I heard sunny cooked more meth and was known as a chef boy ardee for the shit.
Lock up the dope heads you cowards! Hang the meth cook, pot dealers, child abusers, and rapist!
I am for capital punishment to drug dealers. Piss on them and the chickenshit friends and family who cry for them.

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