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Why heroin is spreading
in America´s suburbs

Christian Science Monitor, by Kristina Lindborg

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Newburyport, Mass. - Ana was a good student in middle school. She got above-average grades, seemed poised and self-possessed, and, like many of her friends in her charming coastal town north of Boston, was on a probable path to college. Then, during her freshman year in high school, she decided to experiment with drugs and alcohol.One night she got very drunk with some friends and loved it. She says it made her feel like "the person she wanted to be." Before long she was also smoking marijuana. Soon after, a friend gave her some prescription painkiller pills to try, which

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Why are so many people trying to escape from everyday life in Obamaland?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 3/23/2014 3:26:05 PM     (No. 9780936)

Liberal academics have systematically removed any moral foundation for human behavior. So this should not surprise us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO, 3/23/2014 3:36:52 PM     (No. 9780945)

This is so much more of a problem than most people could ever guess.. there are entire communities full of heroin users. If you´ve got kids working just about anywhere in the US, they will be around heroin users. Nice upscale restaurants are full of heroin users spending every dime they make on it.

Look for signs like orange needle caps on the floor. Rehab is expensive. If you don´t have the money but your kid is ready, take away their cell phone and keys and take them somewhere away from their friends and wait it out. Take a few weeks off work. It will take about 3 weeks and a lot of throwing up, but they will be much the better for it. And hopefully you´ll reconnect with them and give them something they need to stay off the drug.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hazymac, 3/23/2014 3:40:25 PM     (No. 9780948)

Answer to OP: For the same reason that Russians tipple in the vodka depths: better alcohol-sodden than to face reality when reality ain´t so attractive an option

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/23/2014 4:01:57 PM     (No. 9780970)

We need to make this stuff illegal.

Oh, wait......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 3/23/2014 4:12:50 PM     (No. 9780975)

Users get sick when they try to get off opioids. With all of the money going into drug research, you would think that they could find a drug that would stop the effects of withdrawal. That is the key. The majority of drug users want off the crap - not all, but the vast majority.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dovestar, 3/23/2014 4:16:12 PM     (No. 9780980)

Trying to fill the emptiness in the heart and life that only the love from God, family and true friends can fill.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: freightdog, 3/23/2014 5:02:05 PM     (No. 9781012)

All members of the US military are subjected to random drug tests as are public transportation workers like pilots and several other public safety occupations. The result? Rare is the day that the test result is positive. Why? Consequences... primarily, the loss of a job/career.

Seems, few bad societal consequences remain for illegal drug use... no real shame, no significant penalties other than for those who can´t afford a good lawyer to keep them out of prison.

For those who request public money for their personal use, perhaps random drug tests should be a part of the bargain. Random drug tests would probably prevent a lot of lost souls and suffering for those who want to keep their government freebies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 3/23/2014 5:47:58 PM     (No. 9781044)

Another unexpected consequence of the failure of our government to enforce our borders. And lets remove the penalties for illegal drugs as well while we´re at it.
This is being done to garner more Political Power and promote an agenda.
I believe God is watching!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 3/23/2014 7:11:31 PM     (No. 9781115)

The only way we got 2 sons safely through school was to stringently restrict their "free" time; also, made sure we knew their few friends and their friends´ parents well. Didn´t do much for their social skills, but unfortunately in today´s world tradeoffs have to be made.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 3/23/2014 7:16:57 PM     (No. 9781118)

Yep, pot is not a gateway drug!

Drugs should be legalized so we can have MORE of this....never mind the idiots right on this very thread that believe the fact that it is illegal has NOTHING to do with at least partly keeping a lid on things. No, let´s rip that lid off because it´s our stinking RIGHT to have heroin (and the kids, oh well, too bad).

People that think this way should be honest, look in the mirror, and say these words: "I am part of the problem".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Japanorama, 3/23/2014 10:48:34 PM     (No. 9781298)

It´s cheaper than Obamacare.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 3/24/2014 1:35:42 AM     (No. 9781364)

Not only should pot remain illegal, I´ll go one step further. I think that drug trafficking over certain amounts should be a capital offense. People´s lives are being destroyed and people are literally dying from this crap. Make the penalty for pushing this poison the ultimate and maybe some of them will find another occupation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/24/2014 2:37:29 AM     (No. 9781390)

Kids usually start with trying alcohol, then pot. After that, they move on to stronger stuff.

Pot should be illegal. It´s not good to legalize it.

Also, if my kid was falling asleep at the dinner table and doing poorly at school, I´d find out real quick why. The kid´s using for a couple years, then Mom figures it out?

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