Very well written and thought provoking. I at one time wanted to flush all addicts, including alcohol addicts (especially alcohol addicts as I had a father that was evil when he drank and he drank often) I have no pity on addicts now but do know there is hope and that they are real people. I have 4 men working for me that went through the bottom on their drug of choice and are working their way back. The willingness of these addicts to talk frankly about their experiences and their efforts to make a better life have changed me.https://www.facebook.com/sarah.wood.90260/posts/10212766218408766. A really good guy...we need better healthcare not prison
J: I am told by my former addict employees that no amount of healthcare, counseling or care will help an addict until he himself makes the choice to change.https://www.facebook.com/sarah.wood.90260/posts/10212766218408766. A really good guy...we need better healthcare not prison
think that sounds right but I did have 2 Yaqui guys on my crews that worked every day to pay for their heroin habit .They got it at bargain prices ( family business) and chipped away....always showed up....good concrete finishers to boot....slow and smooth
Also, god bless people like the officer in this story!Here is a story from today’s news that helps us to understand just how powerful the grip of addiction is. The headline is about the officer but the underlying story of the struggle and decisions to keep using are what I found the most educational:
"I'm scared I'll get clean and not find the comfort that I find in my life like this," she said. "Also, god bless people like the officer in this story!
Heading to the jail in an hour to pick up my daughter who is being released for the second time around for heroin addiction. She completed the in jail rehab program and the judge agreed to an early release because of it. She says this time is different, she has decided drugs suck and wants to move on with life. Hope so because while so many organizations say they have a solution for addicts, they really don't unless the user is ready to quit. Maybe this time will be different, hope so because I'm out of ideas on how to help her and we're worn out from raising her born addicted 5 year old daughter.
Didn't try this drug as that part of the battle happened a few years ago. Naltrexone was the drug then, injections, implant, or pills daily. The crappy healthcare wouldn't pay for the super expensive injections, daughter wouldn't let them cut her to put the implant in, so we went with the pills, and then she didn't take them but told me she did!!! Bottom line is you gotta want it. Drives me crazy...Has she tried the monthly shots? This looks really promising...the rehab scammers must be panicking. https://www.ems1.com/opioids/articles/370920048-Scientists-Anti-heroin-vaccine-could-help-fight-opioid-addiction/
Yes I have heard that worked for a Dutch friend too but this new vaccine looks incredibly promising from the story above.2.4 million Americans are addicted....mind boggling...http://ibogaine-therapy-europe.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-truth-about-ibogaine-dr-deborah-mash.html
This may be the answer, I have seen it work