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War Against Drugs Unnecessarily Costly

May 12, 2013

No wonder we’re losing the war against drug abuse. The pushers are more organized than efforts to wean addicts away from their deadly wares....

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May-14-13 2:40 AM

Drug abuse effects all of us, even if not around kids, on public assistance, etc. Eventually, it will have an impact in one way or another.

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May-13-13 10:24 AM

The drug most often abused is legal. Alcohol.

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May-13-13 9:07 AM

give these people all the drugs that they can do and you'll fix this.unless they have a job there isn't any reason to waste money on rehab.

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May-12-13 10:49 PM

It is because of the dangers and abuse that patients have to come to clinic daily. We need more in patient clinics/rehabs that actually work and are not punishing (dirty, no therapy, sit around and do nothing) This is not just Ohio. If we put the money in to common sense rehab, our prisons might not be full past capacity. There are a percentage that will never recover, but there is a larger percentage that will never have the chance. Look at Suboxone- said it was great, and its being sold on street after being provided to clients who are under care and screened. That wheeling dr that started the suboxone clinic is no longer here is he?

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May-12-13 8:56 PM

If you consume illegal d r u g s, and you are not on public assistance, not around children, not driving a vehicle or operating equipment then you should not be prosecuted.

HOWEVER, if you fail a mandatory d r u g test, you should lose benefits for life.

If you commit a crime to get money for d r u g s, you should get life in prison.

If you OD due to illegal d r u g use, you should not get free health care.

Beyond that, you should not go to jail for killing yourself.

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May-12-13 10:56 AM

METHADONE M- Most deaths occur within the first two weeks. E- Even a dose that is theraputic for one may be lethal for another T- Treatment for addiction with Methadone is usually for life H- Heart problems are associated with Methadone A- Addicting and Abused D- Deadly-No safe low starting dose for all patients O- One pill/dose can kill N- Nationally there were 5000 methadone related deaths in 2009 E- Everyone needs to be educated about the dangers of this legally prescribed drug used to treat pain and addiction

Please visit our facebook page Stop Methadone Deaths for more information.

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May-12-13 9:24 AM

I wish the author was listed because this is perfect. It says in two paragraphs what I've been trying to put into the right words for years. I'm going to use this in every argument I make for the opening of more Ohio clinics. Thank you to Intelligencer and the author of this post specifically.

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