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Eddy County to provide drug rehab to jail inmates

There are 23 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Eddy County to provide drug rehab to jail inmates. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

In a 3-2 vote on Tuesday, the Eddy County Commission approved an inmate drug rehabilitation program at the county detention center and a building to house it.

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Call it like I see it

Carlsbad, NM

#1 Sep 22, 2010
So if you're addicted to drugs and want help, you have to commit a crime ? This sounds like another LifeLine program....another pat on the back for our criminals - instead of a kick in the a**. This whole deal stinks.
Erm

Carlsbad, NM

#2 Sep 22, 2010
Here, I'll "call it like I see it," too. You can have a system that makes us all feel good because we are being tough on "bad guys" or you can have a system that actually works toward solving the problem. Me, I'd prefer taking the slight blow to the old ego and having my tax money go toward a program that aims to keep people from re-offending. Big win over the long haul.
Call it like I see it

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Sep 22, 2010
I haven't been around much, but I don't know of too many drug rehab programs that can keep a drug addict from re-offending after only 21 days. If you read the police blotter, most people get 7 to 10 days in jail. The ones who get 90 days almost always have their sentence deferred to just a few days. Unless the county hires some supernatural drug counselors, I don't see it doing anyone any good except for the ones sentenced to 364 days in the county jail.
poetic justice

United States

#4 Sep 22, 2010
1.2 million that gets blown on crack heads that are just going to get clean enough to get out and get high cheaper,its all about the money,so dont get it twisted
poetic justice

United States

#5 Sep 22, 2010
and there you have it....nobody wants to hear the truth...at least not in this s$%thole town
momof5

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Sep 22, 2010
honestly they should offer free rehab services to the public and let the criminals sit it out cold turkey. In the jail they do not allow smoking or drug use and so if those things are not allowed then when a person gets convicted they should automatically get a longer sentance without defferal to help with the cold turkey detox. If my tax dollars are going to be at work it should be for the public not for the offenders who are sitting on there rears getting free medical and three meals a day on my and your money.
its only me

Carlsbad, NM

#7 Sep 22, 2010
This is sad. Why dont we put the money towards the parents that are fixing to lose there daycare. Because the state has budget cuts to affect daycare. Single parents that work cannot afford daycare but are trying to make it by working. Need that little bit of help with daycare. But hell not we are going to worry that some dumb ass is going to get help for a drug problem then turn around and still us the drugs. WTH.
MLE2

Hobbs, NM

#8 Sep 22, 2010
its only me wrote:
This is sad. Why dont we put the money towards the parents that are fixing to lose there daycare. Because the state has budget cuts to affect daycare. Single parents that work cannot afford daycare but are trying to make it by working. Need that little bit of help with daycare. But hell not we are going to worry that some dumb **** is going to get help for a drug problem then turn around and still us the drugs. WTH.
EXACTLY!!! Horrible thought that the death rate of babies will possibly rise along with abuse and neglect while these f-ups take all the money and help from innocent lives because they screwed up theirs! Not fair at all! Not fair at all!

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#9 Sep 23, 2010
We sure do like to waste money don't we.
T-TOWN FATBOY

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Sep 23, 2010
put it to the vote,as a person who has been stupid enough to get hooked on drugs, yeah me, and has spent time in ECDC, I say to you out there who apparently walk on water ,to consider that,if covicted of a drug charge, before they are released , that an inmate must pass a mandatory drug screening and rehab class.One question nobody has asked is if the monies will be there yearly.
Finder50

Carlsbad, NM

#11 Sep 23, 2010
I will tell you the sad part is that the money being used to support this program was originally approprated by the legislature for a public rehabilitation program, and our commissioners are misusing this money by using it for an inmate program.
carlsbad person

Carlsbad, NM

#12 Sep 23, 2010
I am glad that he is getting help.It has to start somewhere and if it's in jail or out lest he is trying.Good i hope you get off of what ever your on and can turn your life around.
The Real Truth

Carlsbad, NM

#13 Sep 24, 2010
See: Prisons for Profit!
curious

Carlsbad, NM

#14 Sep 24, 2010
Call it like I see it wrote:
So if you're addicted to drugs and want help, you have to commit a crime ? This sounds like another LifeLine program....another pat on the back for our criminals - instead of a kick in the a**. This whole deal stinks.
I agree life line failed and that old man took the money and ran, so they're gonna try it again.Election time is coming, we know who to vote out of the commission now.
joi

Carlsbad, NM

#15 Oct 8, 2010
Call it like I see it wrote:
I haven't been around much, but I don't know of too many drug rehab programs that can keep a drug addict from re-offending after only 21 days. If you read the police blotter, most people get 7 to 10 days in jail. The ones who get 90 days almost always have their sentence deferred to just a few days. Unless the county hires some supernatural drug counselors, I don't see it doing anyone any good except for the ones sentenced to 364 days in the county jail.
What happened to have a long term rehab. No 21 days is not enough, where do people go when they need help for there kid. Why wait till they are in jail.this state has no place to send people for GOOD rehab. Yes most do relapse but don't give up. We need a good long term rehab in our part of the state. Where do parents go when they are desperate for help for the kids or young adults???? TEXAS thats where at the cost of thousands of dollars. A good NA or AA program with in house treatment is what we need
lol

Carlsbad, NM

#16 Oct 8, 2010
joi wrote:
<quoted text>What happened to have a long term rehab. No 21 days is not enough, where do people go when they need help for there kid. Why wait till they are in jail.this state has no place to send people for GOOD rehab. Yes most do relapse but don't give up. We need a good long term rehab in our part of the state. Where do parents go when they are desperate for help for the kids or young adults???? TEXAS thats where at the cost of thousands of dollars. A good NA or AA program with in house treatment is what we need
well we can start with NOT DOING DRUGS!!! are you saying we need a state funded drug rehab? why?they made a clear and conscience choice to do drugs,let them suffer.
MkM

Clovis, NM

#17 Oct 8, 2010
when they can prove that rehab actually works ill suport it but until then its just a big waste of time, resources, and money. I think Lindsy Lohan would be a good example of how not effective rehab is
joi

Lovington, NM

#19 Oct 8, 2010
lol wrote:
<quoted text>well we can start with NOT DOING DRUGS!!! are you saying we need a state funded drug rehab? why?they made a clear and conscience choice to do drugs,let them suffer.
That good just say no, we should all say no to a lot of things. No one knows if the first drink, cigarette, drug, will cause the addiction. Most adicts don't want to be that way but they didn't think it would happen to them. We never know, hope you never have to walk in the shoes of people with an addiction,as mom or dad or the user
lol

Carlsbad, NM

#20 Oct 8, 2010
joi wrote:
<quoted text> That good just say no, we should all say no to a lot of things. No one knows if the first drink, cigarette, drug, will cause the addiction. Most adicts don't want to be that way but they didn't think it would happen to them. We never know, hope you never have to walk in the shoes of people with an addiction,as mom or dad or the user
they know,dont let em fool you. but i refuse to take care of someone who did it to themselves. i know that sounds mean but its reality.
Darkwing

Carlsbad, NM

#21 Oct 8, 2010
Anyone who has ever been addicted to anything from meth to chocolate knows, you can not force a person to change. That changes happens when/if they want it to, not before. You think jail is keeping them off drugs? Man are you dreaming, The guards bring the sh$t in and sell it. to the imates to supplement their low wages. Do a suprise inspection with the drug dogs and see who comes up dirty. It is a waste our money.

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