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got my i on u

Springfield, NJ

#1 Sep 9, 2012
As I posted on another topic, there are more parents of kids that are addicted on drugs, than kids. We, as parents need to stick together and end this drug pushing bunch of thugs. If not, its going to continue and reach our grandchildren or great grandchildren. Make that call. I'm sure you know who your drug addicted child is good friend with. More than likely, those friends are in it too. We can stop this. It's gone to far. It's not just smoking a joint these days. It's using needles to shoot up whatever they can get.
R u with me?
bacon hater

Columbus, OH

#2 Sep 9, 2012
The best way to keep your off drugs is education for both the parents and the kids. Drugs aren't going anywhere, dealers aren't going anywhere. Both have always been around and both always will be. You name the historical period, and I will tell you the "drug scourge" of that time that "destroyed everyone's lives." Parents of addicted kids usually have little or no knowledge of the drugs and its effects, and when they do learn its too late. Teach your kids about the drugs you did. Be honest. Start at 9 or 10, not 15 or 16. Then learn about the drugs around today. And talk about those. If you don't know what terms like "mainlining," or "cooking," or "banking" are, you're way behind the curve. Use the lingo. Know what it means... I always thought it was football, baseball and baketball that kept me off the hard stuff. But it wasn't the sports - it was my parents. And they knew it all along.
SchoolStuff

Parkersburg, WV

#3 Sep 10, 2012
I have seen many comments on this forum about how bad the drug use is in Ravenswood. I have also seen where people look down on "Narcs." We can't have it both ways.
Rebecca

Pikeville, KY

#4 Sep 11, 2012
Agreed..with last post for sure.
welfare hater

Bluefield, WV

#5 Sep 11, 2012
this whole nation is on drugs. what goes on in ravenswood is mild compared to the rest of the country. still something needs to be done. start being a parent and start putting some foot in some a**.
Leslie

Parkersburg, WV

#6 Sep 11, 2012
SchoolStuff wrote:
I have seen many comments on this forum about how bad the drug use is in Ravenswood. I have also seen where people look down on "Narcs." We can't have it both ways.
Your right. We cant have it both ways. Here is the thing the same people get busted time and time again. Why is it then that within a couple days they are back out on the streets doing the same thing? What have they learned from their two days in jail? Just think of all the busts that have happened in the last few years..just a couple go to jail. It is the judicial system and law enforcement. They play lets make a deal. But the deal never comes thru. The judicial system is not hard enough on the dealers. Law enforcement lets the charges be dropped from a felony to a misdeameanor. It is a shame that this county and country cant do something about it.
sumwrnwv

United States

#7 Sep 11, 2012
cure for the common dealer....

tall tree.....short piece of rope..

of course if people would clean themselves up....

wouldnt have dealers...
Thelma

United States

#8 Sep 11, 2012
Drugs have always been around, but more people are addicted now, than at any time in history.

Meth can turn normal people into psychopaths, bath salts, the choice of teens, can make them insane and violent.

Yes, something needs to be done.
bacon hater

Elyria, OH

#9 Sep 12, 2012
Thelma wrote:
Drugs have always been around, but more people are addicted now, than at any time in history.
Meth can turn normal people into psychopaths, bath salts, the choice of teens, can make them insane and violent.
Yes, something needs to be done.
Less people suffer from addictions now than at any time in history. Check the CDC. Alcoholism is at its lowest reactive point and dropping. For every kid that turns "insane and violent" on bath salts and meth (there was like 3 of them, all with problems beyond drugs) there are 100,000 alcohol-related hospitalizations. You're right that something should be done. Get an education and pass it along to your children.
information

Syracuse, OH

#10 Sep 12, 2012
THELMA and BACON HATER

You bring up a wonderful point. I do believe now there is less addiction to marijuana and the "OLDIE" drugs due to education from the schools, parents, and organization. Now, I believe, due to the creation of powerful drugs that are dispersed by the medical doctors...keep dispersing them and keep dispersing them way after the need for them is required. These people who cant find doctors close make monthly trips to out of state. They search out these doctors. Making it a profitable occupation that will land you in jail for many years.
Thelma

United States

#11 Sep 14, 2012
The pill industry is booming! I have never seen so many people, of all ages, addicted to pain pills, in my life, as they are now.
bacon hater

United States

#12 Sep 15, 2012
You should've been around in the late 1800s when you could by a bottle of opium (vicodin, oxycontin) at the general store for a nickel. Or cocaine. The AMA estimates that at least 80 percent of all American women developed a serious addiction during that period, which is what prompted doctors to synthesize morphine, heroin and synthetic equivalents in an attempt to create safer and more effective opioids. Everyone thinks because they see it now, it never existed before. Study the history of drug use. It will open your eyes.
Maureen

Ripley, WV

#13 Sep 15, 2012
bacon hater wrote:
The best way to keep your off drugs is education for both the parents and the kids. Drugs aren't going anywhere, dealers aren't going anywhere. Both have always been around and both always will be. You name the historical period, and I will tell you the "drug scourge" of that time that "destroyed everyone's lives." Parents of addicted kids usually have little or no knowledge of the drugs and its effects, and when they do learn its too late. Teach your kids about the drugs you did. Be honest. Start at 9 or 10, not 15 or 16. Then learn about the drugs around today. And talk about those. If you don't know what terms like "mainlining," or "cooking," or "banking" are, you're way behind the curve. Use the lingo. Know what it means... I always thought it was football, baseball and baketball that kept me off the hard stuff. But it wasn't the sports - it was my parents. And they knew it all along.
well said bacon, but please enlighten me. I know what "cooking" is but I don't know what "mainlining" or "banking" terms are used for in the drug trade. please tell me.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#14 Sep 15, 2012
Maureen wrote:
<quoted text>
well said bacon, but please enlighten me. I know what "cooking" is but I don't know what "mainlining" or "banking" terms are used for in the drug trade. please tell me.
i know your asking bacon but hes not here right now so if i may answer. mainlining is the super vein in your arm you stick a syringe needle into. banking is "shooting up" half of the dope, leaving the rest of the juice for savings for later.
Maureen

Spencer, WV

#15 Sep 15, 2012
fitness-guru wrote:
<quoted text>i know your asking bacon but hes not here right now so if i may answer. mainlining is the super vein in your arm you stick a syringe needle into. banking is "shooting up" half of the dope, leaving the rest of the juice for savings for later.
thank so you much for answering me. I was afraid I would get a bunch of stupid answers. But you were great about it. Thanks guru I appreciate your helpfulness, thanks again--------
Jimm

Point Pleasant, WV

#16 Sep 16, 2012
To Bacon Hater You sound like your a Druggie or you don't leave your porch take a walk Dude, start with Laural Commons, and make your rounds go to the wooden park and have to leave cause not 1 but 3 used needles are there, tell your little kids that's not a drug Prob, open your eyes this Town is is a living Death hole Drugs!!! Yep everywhere......
here u go

Parkersburg, WV

#17 Sep 17, 2012
Personal care. This is a sign common to many substance abuse problems. When a person is abusing heroin, he or she may not take good care of him or herself. You may notice that personal hygiene, such as regular showers and changing one's clothing regularly, is no longer important. Someone who is involved in heroin substance abuse may no longer care about fixing his or her hair, or performing other grooming tasks.

Tendency toward recklessness. Someone using heroin often does not care about the natural consequences of his or her actions. He or she may do reckless things, such as steal to get money for more drugs - or even engage in other dangerous behaviors. Natural consequences of their choices are no longer important to heroin users.

Withdrawal from friends, family and activities. Another sign of heroin substance abuse is withdrawal from normal activities. New, more dangerous friends can indicate a heroin addiction. Additionally, someone involved in heroin substance abuse may also become more secretive, desiring to be left alone by family members. Heroin addicts also may begin withdrawing from enjoyed activities, such as going out with friends or participating in clubs and organizations.

There are additional signs of heroin substance abuse as well:

Runny nose or constant sniffing.
Needle marks on arms - and even on legs.
Speech is sometimes slurred.
Very little motivation, and no desire to form future plans.
Displays of hostility toward others.
Possession of drug paraphernalia.

It is important to note that some of the signs of heroin substance abuse are also connected with depression and even normal adolescent behavior. It can be difficult to draw the line. If you see three or more of the above signs, or if you are worried, you should carefully and lovingly ask questions to try and find out what the problem is. Even if it isn't heroin substance abuse, it may be some other important issue that needs to be addressed.

Signs of heroin overdose

Heroin overdose is very serious business. It can lead to long-term health consequences - even death. It is important to recognize the signs of heroin overdose and work to get the victim immediate and professional medical help. It is important to get help as soon as possible. Heroin overdose cannot be treated at home. Do not induce vomiting in the heroin overdose victim.

Here are some of the signs of heroin overdose:

Breathing is slow and the person shows difficulty. Breathing may also be shallow.
Pupils may become very small. This is sometimes called "pinpoint pupils." It is a very serious sign of heroin overdose.
The tongue may be discolored.
Mouth is very dry.
Pulse weakens with heroin overdose, and the victim's blood pressure will drop.
Watch for the lips and fingernails to be tinged with blue.
Stomach spasms are a sign of heroin overdose, as is constipation.
Muscle spasms in various parts of the body.
Disorientation is a sign of heroin overdose. This disorientation may even heighten to delirium.
A victim of heroin overdose may even slip into a coma.

As you can see, heroin use has very serious consequences. It is important to recognize the signs of heroin substance abuse so that you can encourage your loved one to get the help he or she needs.
walteregano

Lubbock, TX

#18 Sep 17, 2012
does this mean psycho - er b ware - is a dealer?
got my i on u

Ardsley, NY

#19 Sep 17, 2012
So many comments about how there has always been drugs in Rwood and always will b. Or comments about narcs vs dealers. Schoolstuff, you must b young. When someone is supplying your kid or grandkids, you'll agree there will always b both. Anyone that's ever had a loved one on any of this hard stuff, knows the true meaning. My loved one has been in rehab 4 times now. Still the addiction is winning. My loved one wants more than anything to rid themself of the desire of the drug. But, again and again, it wins. Hopefully, one day, they can break through. It's worse than losing weight, or to try to quit smoking or drinking or any other addiction you can imagine. Without out as many dealers will lessen the chance of my grandkids getting on this stuff. And then the comments of educating your kids. Well, I'm not an idiot. Drug addicts come from every walk of life. You would b supprised how many doctors, nurses, lawyers, teachers, etc.. are addicts. I educated my kids. No one knows what leads someone down that path. Everyone's reason is different. My loved one started with an addiction to pot. Yes pot. After several yrs of constant use, it wasn't enough. Then something harder took its place. Now, shooting up herion, meth and bath salts. It's sad.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#20 Sep 17, 2012
Thelma wrote:
The pill industry is booming! I have never seen so many people, of all ages, addicted to pain pills, in my life, as they are now.
the kids are addicted because of poor parenting skills. the parents are addicted on pills in front of their kids because of stupidy. how can you take away the kids facebook computer and cell phone when you do it too. but of course no-one wants to take responsibility as long as you can blame the doctor for it. thelma, im not blaming it on you. i shouldnt have said you. im blaming it on poor police work and parents.

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