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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    The best way to help them is to restigmatize the behavior, followed by recriminalizing it.
    That hasn't worked so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlunae View Post
    That hasn't worked so far.
    That's because there's very few people who are trying to restigmatize the behavior. Of all the people you know, what percentage of them are saying that recreational drug use is wrong, that it's extremely harmful? I would imagine that percentage is not very high. What about those in your community? It also doesn't help that it's being legalized because the stigma is gone because of people who advocate the recreational usage of drugs. In essence, there are more people saying it's ok to use drugs than there are people saying it's not ok.

    Just to give you an idea of how powerful a stigma can be... Back a few centuries ago, it was very common for men to have facial hair, until one year when the religious authorities said that it was no longer acceptable to have facial hair anymore. Can you guess what happened? No one shaved, and if they did, it was during revivals, and then a few weeks later, they'd have the hair on their faces again. It wasn't until much later that all of a sudden no one had facial hair anymore. Can you guess the reason?

    Fashion. The public decided that it was no longer fashionable to have facial hair, and practically overnight everyone started shaving. If you had facial hair, you would be looked down upon.

    It's the same with the homosexuality movement today. Homos have created a stigma about not being accepting of them, and look how far they've promoted their perversion. No one wants to oppose them because then they would be looked down upon by society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexlunae View Post
    Death isn't caused by sin.
    Death here is a metaphor even though it is also speaking of literal death. Our happiness and a life God intended for us are harmed by sin. It produces death in our life. Here death means harm spiritually that chips away at our spiritual well being. Unchecked, this death gets worse until every sort of possible moral sickness is produced in you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    That's because there's very few people who are trying to restigmatize the behavior. Of all the people you know, what percentage of them are saying that recreational drug use is wrong, that it's extremely harmful? I would imagine that percentage is not very high. What about those in your community? It also doesn't help that it's being legalized because the stigma is gone because of people who advocate the recreational usage of drugs. In essence, there are more people saying it's ok to use drugs than there are people saying it's not ok.

    Just to give you an idea of how powerful a stigma can be... Back a few centuries ago, it was very common for men to have facial hair, until one year when the religious authorities said that it was no longer acceptable to have facial hair anymore. Can you guess what happened? No one shaved, and if they did, it was during revivals, and then a few weeks later, they'd have the hair on their faces again. It wasn't until much later that all of a sudden no one had facial hair anymore.
    So, you're saying a ban didn't work...

    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    Can you guess the reason?
    Cheaper razors?

    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeRightly View Post
    Fashion. The public decided that it was no longer fashionable to have facial hair, and practically overnight everyone started shaving. If you had facial hair, you would be looked down upon.

    It's the same with the homosexuality movement today. Homos have created a stigma about not being accepting of them, and look how far they've promoted their perversion. No one wants to oppose them because then they would be looked down upon by society.
    You make one error twice. The assumption that either sexuality or drug use are just free choices is simply false. You should be asked, back when homosexuality was so strongly criticized, why do you think a sizeable minority was still gay? Similarly, drug addiction frequently begins in legitimate pain management, often with the intent being to use an opioid for a limited time legally and under the supervision of a doctor, to manage pain, and it snowballs into a larger problem. That's how Rush became an addict. Neither one is a free choice, as easily abandoned as one might abandon last year's trend in grooming.

    What you're following here is called "strict father morality", the belief that morality is delivered by commandment, and must be obeyed, not reasoned.
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    Needle vending machines are the future of helping drug users, Las Vegas bets


    Most vending machines are full of things — like soda and candy — that can contribute to health problems. But Las Vegas is hoping its new vending machines can help its drug using-population avoid additional ones.

    By the end of May, Las Vegas will have debuted three new vending machines that dispense clean needles. They hope to keep drug users who get their fix via syringe from contracting diseases by reusing needles that could carry bloodborne infections. HIV, hepatitis C and other diseases can be transmitted when needles are used repeatedly.

    The machines resemble an average vending machine but will instead dispense kits of clean needles and disposal containers for used ones. There will also be wound cleaning and safe sex kits. The machines will be available in three separate organizations that all work with drug users.

    “Having access to clean syringes is a harm-reduction approach that’s going to allow people to protect themselves against getting communicable diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C,” Chelsi Cheatom, program manager for Trac-B Exchange, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Trac-B Exchange provides community consulting focused on preventing infectious diseases and safer alternatives to syringe use and disposal.

    To gain access to the needle vending machines, users will register to receive a card that will allow them two kits each week.

    According to the Harm Reduction Coalition, needle exchange programs lower health care costs. A sterile syringe costs as little as 97 cents and could save between $3,000 and $5,000 per HIV infection prevented. Intravenous drug users have also seen a decrease in hepatitis C infection following the spread of needle exchanges. Treatment for that disease can cost $25,000 to $30,000 per person. Programs that provide sterile needles can also provide other healthcare services and counseling to a population that can be uninsured.

    Last year, Congress partially lifted the federal ban on funds for syringe exchange programs. It had orginally been repealed in 2009 after being in place for more than 20 years, but the Republican House put it back in place in 2011. Currently, federal funds can’t be used for needles themselves but can be used for other aspects of needle exchange programs, like staff salaries and counseling services.
    Nothing like helping people sin even more while making taxpayors pay for it!
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    Drug overdose deaths overwhelm Maryland medical examiner’s office

    The heroin epidemic is killing so many people in the state of Maryland that its medical examiner’s office is straining to keep up, which could threaten its accreditation. Autopsies in the state have grown 40 percent since 2010 – almost 100 more a year.

    “Everyone continues to add on work hours and work faster and hopefully not take short cuts,” Dr. David R. Fowler, Maryland’s chief medical examiner, told the Baltimore Sun. “They absorb this extra load. But there is a point where they can’t continue to add to that and expect the system will function.”

    580 new U.S. heroin users/day; 284% one year surge in Maryland #fentanyl deaths: https://t.co/qxdd9mmTqb$BICX$ALKS#opioidepidemic
    — BioCorRx, Inc. (@BioCorRxInc) April 17, 2017

    Medical examiner pathologists are accredited to carry out a set number of autopsies a year to ensure quality control and confidence in the results. The situation has implications for the criminal justice and public health systems, which rely on the autopsies in court cases.

    “Maryland is currently fully accredited,” Peterson said. “But as is the case with many offices, it might be facing loss of that accreditation due to the intersection of caseload and staffing level.”

    State pathologists are performing about 40 percent more autopsies than in 2010, almost 100 more per pathologist, and the toxicology lab runs nonstop, according to officials. There was no increase in examiners and the office struggles to hold on to support staff.

    �� STATE OF EMERGENCY �� declared by #Maryland Governor Hogan. Heroin/Opioid Epidemic. Deaths have doubled. pic.twitter.com/VgTS89GaIy
    — EastCoastAlert �� (@Eastcoastphotog) March 2, 2017

    The office handled 14,385 cases in fiscal year 2016 for deaths caused by injury, homicide, or suicide and those that were untimely, suspicious, or not attended by a physician. The office performed 5,439 autopsies.

    Deaths from drug overdose in the state rose to 1,468 in the first nine months of 2016, up from 1,259 for all of 2015, and more than twice as many as 2010. Of those deaths, 900 were related to heroin, and more than 700 related to fentanyl – a more powerful opioid that is often mixed with heroin.

    In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the agency’s pathologists were on target to perform 328 autopsies, exceeding the limit of 325 for maintaining accreditation.

    The challenge is not limited to Maryland.

    The combination of additional and more complex cases is overwhelming medical examiners’ offices across the country, particularly along the East Coast, leaving many on the verge of losing accreditation.

    AP reported that the Connecticut medical examiner’s office had considered renting a refrigerated truck to store extra corpses, because its storage area had neared capacity at times.

    In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee County medical examiner’s office sometimes had to put bodies on Army style cots in its refrigerated storage because it was running out of gurneys.

    Ohio limits doctors to prescribing #opioids to 7 days https://t.co/5QvGU2SZlhpic.twitter.com/OzFfPpn596
    — RT America (@RT_America) March 30, 2017

    The Hamilton County coroner’s office in Cincinnati had a 100-day backlog of DNA testing for police drug investigations, largely because of increased overdose deaths.

    Fatal drug overdoses double from 15 yrs ago – gov't study https://t.co/fK3TMXna46pic.twitter.com/3q8bctYXzA
    — RT America (@RT_America) December 22, 2016

    A record 47,055 people died from drug overdose in the US in 2014, according to the latest figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number was up seven percent from 2013, spurred by increases in heroin and opioid painkiller deaths.
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    How does surge in drug overdoses compare with other causes of death in the US?

    How does the surge in drug overdoses compare with other causes of death in the United States?

    It's so high that there is no comparison, as a New York Times interactive points out.

    The interactive allows readers to draw their guesses on charts that show the increases and decreases in deaths over time due to car accidents, guns, H.I.V and drug overdoses.

    If you want to guess, stop reading and test your knowledge here.

    If you just want the facts, here it is:

    Since 1990, the number of Americans who have died every year from drug overdoses has increased by more than 500 percent, according to The New York Times.

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    More than 50 people fatally overdosed in Lancaster County in the first 3 months of 2017

    In 2015, 52,404 people died of drug overdoses — 33,091 (63 percent) involved an opioid.

    By comparison, there were 37,757 crash-related deaths and 35,763 gun-related deaths in 2015.

    The widespread abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers — known as opioids — has pushed drug overdoses to an epidemic level.

    On average, 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled.

    People ages 15-44 are particularly vulnerable — it's the age group in which drug overdose accounts for the greatest share of deaths.

    The New York Times also mapped the percentage of deaths in 15-to-44-year-olds caused by drug overdoses. In Lancaster County, drug overdoses caused 22 percent of all deaths of those ages 15 to 44, according to the map.

    By comparison, York County drug overdoses accounted for 32 percent of all deaths in that age group while drug overdoses accounted for 29 percent of all deaths in that age group in Lebanon and Chester counties.

    Heroin, prescription painkillers and fentanyl claimed the lives of 117 people in Lancaster County in 2016. That’s more than twice the number in 2014 and 40 percent more than 2015.

    This graphic below tells the grim story of the latest toll of opioids on our community.

    So far 2017, more than 50 people have died of overdoses between Jan. 1 and March 31, according to Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni.

    During the same three months, Lancaster EMS, the county's largest emergency medical service, was called to 154 overdose cases across the county.
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    Police: Toddler found passed out on sidewalk from apparent drug overdose

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Police who responded to a report of an Ohio toddler apparently passing out on a sidewalk from a suspected drug overdose in the middle of the night say she was treated at a hospital, and her parents are charged with child endangering.

    Portsmouth police say a frantic person approached an officer Wednesday, shortly after midnight, seeking help for the 18-month-old girl, who was unconscious and having trouble breathing.

    Police say the girl’s father and another person drove her to a hospital before the officer arrived at the scene in the Ohio River city, about 90 miles east of Cincinnati.

    Police found the girl’s 26-year-old mother unresponsive from a suspected heroin overdose inside their apartment nearby. She also received medical treatment.

    Court records didn’t list attorneys for the parents.
    And the love of many will grow cold...

    And they did not repent of their drugs...
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    Ohio girl calls 911 from back of SUV as parents overdose

    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- A terrified Ohio girl had to call 911 from the backseat of an SUV after her parents overdosed on heroin.

    The call was made to a 911 dispatcher in Cincinnati last Saturday, WLWT-TV reported.

    "I'm scared," the girl told the dispatcher.

    "I know you're scared, but you'll be o.k. It will be alright," the dispatcher responded.

    The girl was unable to tell the dispatcher where she was -- so they kept her on the phone until they could trace her location. But more importantly, the dispatcher helped to keep the girl calm.

    "Is the car still running?" the dispatcher asked.

    "Yeah. I don't know how to turn it off," the girl responded.

    "Is it parked?" the dispatcher asked. "Did your parents park before they passed out or not?"

    "It was in drive but I put it in park," the girl told the dispatcher.

    The girl was able to describe the neighborhood where she was -- and even used a boat parked in a front yard as a landmark for officers to hunt her down.

    Police and EMS arrived just in time to revive the girl's parents with Narcan.

    Paula Smith and Charles Dove are both facing charges.

    The little girl, and a kitten she found in the neighborhood, were taken into protective custody.

    "I found it on the street and it was all alone," the girl told the dispatcher of the kitten. "It liked me."
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    Children run for help as aunt overdoses at Akron home

    AKRON, Ohio– An Akron woman is facing charges after police say she overdosed with two children in her home.

    It happened on Kipling Street in Akron at about 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

    Akron police said two girls noticed their aunt, 47-year-old Lisa. M. Thompson, had overdosed. The nieces, ages 10 and 4, ran to a nearby family member’s house to get help.

    Officers and paramedics arrived and gave Thompson three doses of Narcan, a heroin antidote. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

    Thompson was charged with two counts of endangering children. According to police, this is the fourth time she’s overdosed since July 1.
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    ND Legislature updates Good Samaritan law for drug overdose situations

    BISMARCK—North Dakota lawmakers have approved changes to the state's Good Samaritan law that provides immunity to those reporting drug overdoses.

    The Senate unanimously passed House Bill 1269 Tuesday, April 18, marking its final step before going to Gov. Doug Burgum. It says a person is immune from prosecution for drug possession charges if they, "in good faith," seek medical assistance for someone overdosing on drugs.

    The bill eliminates the requirement that the person receiving immunity cooperate with law enforcement but says they must remain on scene until help arrives and cooperate with the medical treatment of the person who overdoses. It also clarifies that a person could avoid charges for "sharing" drugs "among those present."

    Fargo defense attorney Brian Toay said the current law is too broad.

    "If you and your friends get together and one guy has some drugs and shares it with a friend, they're considered a seller," he said. "So they're not granted immunity in that circumstance."

    Toay said there was also some uncertainty about what it meant to cooperate with law enforcement under current law and whether that would include allowing a police search. He said many people know about the law, but they also recognize its limitations.

    "And that's why they're not using it," Toay said.

    Aaron Birst, executive director of the North Dakota State's Attorneys' Association, said they want people to seek medical help for overdoses rather than worry about criminal charges.

    "This will give them some assurances that a prosecutor is not interested in going after them criminally," he said, adding that it's "narrowly tailored to help those people who are actually trying to get their friend help as opposed to just somebody who's profiting from drug sells and then walks away."

    The bill removes the limit on the number of people who may be immune for any one occurrence, which current law sets at three. It also clarifies that the person must be in a "condition a layperson would reasonably believe to be a drug overdose requiring immediate medical assistance."

    The bill's primary sponsor, Rep. Christopher Olson, R-West Fargo, said the law is another tool to respond to the surge of opioid overdoses in North Dakota.

    "We want to save a life," he said.
    Agree or disagree, and what if the "good samaritan" reporting the overdose is the dealer? Should they be excluded from prosecution then?
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    Wisconsin woman says viral video showing her overdosing saved her life

    WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. – Video of a Wisconsin woman sitting unresponsive, mouth agape, as she overdosed in the driver's seat of her car later went viral – and she credits the video with giving her a second chance at life.

    "I've always been a 'good kid,'" Katrina Henry told WITI. "I don't drink. I like to paint. I like to draw. I work out. I was a cheerleader throughout high school. I had an internship. I did research with my professor, and always had at least two jobs. I would have considered myself a very successful person," Henry said.

    If you could hear how that picture was torn apart, how the pieces fell into the abyss of addiction and the will to survive slipped away, it would sound like this:

    "I felt so alone. Worthless. Almost hopeless. I felt like I was never going to get help now. Like, who's going to help me now. It broke my spirit," Henry said.

    The video was recorded on March 21st near Hopkins and Glendale in Waukesha, roughly 20 miles west of Milwaukee, after Henry crashed her vehicle into a parked car.

    "They took me to the hospital, handcuffed me to the bed. I died. I overdosed and died," Henry said.

    Henry said she doesn't remember much from what could have been the last moments of her life -- the overdose that nearly killed her, or the crash that certainly saved her.

    "Nope, not at all," Henry said. "There was no driving and I'm starting to get tired or anything. Everything was black. I don't know how that happened."

    Henry does remember well how she got hooked:

    "I started using Percocets. A boyfriend of mine kind of got me into it. I didn't really know what they were, and so I started doing them with him and then when I wouldn't do them, all of a sudden I would get sick, and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm addicted to these.'"

    At first, she said, the pills helped erase what was inside:

    "I've had a lot of bad things happen to me in my life, so it just kept building and building, and it was my only release. Or so I thought. Numb the pain. Took me away. Didn't have to deal with the pain. Didn't have to deal with feeling worthless, and like a failure and a loser, and I'd tell my mom -- I just feel like such a loser. I thought that I was doing everything to be successful in life."

    The drugs, however, were deceptive. They turned on her, like an underground enemy. The more she did, the more worthless she felt -- a bigger failure, a bigger loser, all alone with her lie.

    "I didn't want to admit it. I was lying. I was like 'I'm fine,'" Henry said.

    Of course, she wasn't, but the warning signs weren't enough for her to admit her addiction.

    "I started losing interest in things," Henry said.

    Sliding into a deeper depression wasn't enough. Getting arrested wasn't enough. An armed robbery wasn't enough.

    It wasn't until that day in March, when she was driving after snorting what she thought was cocaine, that she received her final warning -- recorded on camera for the world to see. The drug was likely laced with fentanyl. Within minutes, Henry's life began to slip away.

    The viral video of her head bent back and her stumbling to life after being injected with Narcan spawned a tirade of hate on social media.

    "I'm getting messages from people saying they wish I would have died. I think it was very cruel," Henry said.

    Henry said she realizes the crash saved her life.

    "As ashamed that I am that I hit that woman's car, I'm also glad. No one would have found me. I would have died there," Henry said.

    And the video gave her a second chance.

    "I don't think I would have taken it as seriously. In a split second your life can change," Henry said.

    Her life actually changed the first day she did the Percocet.

    "I had no idea what they'd do to me. I had no idea," Henry said.

    On that day, the clock started ticking. The rest was just a matter of time. Looking back on that day, Henry had this message for others:

    "You have no idea what's in those drugs. It could be anything. Drug dealers don't care what they're selling you. They're just trying to make money. They may not even know what it is. People my age, they just don't think anything of using drugs. I'm not using that as an excuse, but it kind of, to me, normalized it -- and I just want people to admit it and go get help. You don't need to be ashamed of yourself."

    Henry said she believes it was the shame that held her back before the video went viral and she started talking about her addiction:

    "I was so embarrassed. I always told myself that I would never end up like that. Talking makes you feel so much better. It makes you feel like you're not alone. I felt so alone, that I was the only one dealing with this problem, and that no one would understand. I don't feel hopeless and worthless anymore, and I know I was brought back for a reason, and I'm going to live up to my full potential. I'm not going to be feeling like a loser, feeling down on myself, feeling like I don't matter. I clearly do. I just had to have it taken away from me, or almost taken away from me, in order for me to feel like I am worth something. That maybe I am here for a reason."

    As of Wednesday, April 19th, Henry was in her third week of therapy and drug treatment.
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    There are double standards a play here
    1. Pop and film stars and other monied people
    2. The rank and file people.

    Group 1:
    a: Can buy the best uncut drugs
    b: Can trust their dealer because the dealer is being paid very well
    c: Other peers trust the dealer

    Group 2:
    a: Pure drugs are very expensive - So the drugs are 'cut' by adding other substances (often causing death)
    b: The aim is to get the best as cheap as possible leading to poor and cheap drugs
    c: No one should trust a street dealer the are making money and fighting for turf

    I have seen many pop and film stars (and children) going to rehab or dying and there is a commotion for a couple of days in the news. I have seen streets and towns where drugs can be obtained by talking to children as young as 10 years old. The celebrities are the very peak of this iceberg so much is happening below this that it should be newsworthy every day!!!!

    Why are people SO unhappy? - OR - why are people 'chasing the dragon' so much?

    It is an illness of society that has a solution but nobody thinks that making all drugs legally accessible and controlled (for purity and dosage etc) would be a GOOD idea. - I am one such Nobody

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon Hammer View Post
    There are double standards a play here
    1. Pop and film stars and other monied people
    2. The rank and file people.

    Group 1:
    a: Can buy the best uncut drugs
    b: Can trust their dealer because the dealer is being paid very well
    c: Other peers trust the dealer

    Group 2:
    a: Pure drugs are very expensive - So the drugs are 'cut' by adding other substances (often causing death)
    b: The aim is to get the best as cheap as possible leading to poor and cheap drugs
    c: No one should trust a street dealer the are making money and fighting for turf

    I have seen many pop and film stars (and children) going to rehab or dying and there is a commotion for a couple of days in the news. I have seen streets and towns where drugs can be obtained by talking to children as young as 10 years old. The celebrities are the very peak of this iceberg so much is happening below this that it should be newsworthy every day!!!!

    Why are people SO unhappy? - OR - why are people 'chasing the dragon' so much?

    It is an illness of society that has a solution but nobody thinks that making all drugs legally accessible and controlled (for purity and dosage etc) would be a GOOD idea. - I am one such Nobody
    Drug abuse is no more an illness than having sex isnt a choice.

    They are excuses. There is accountability.

    The they cant help it, crap is why its so out of control now, its acceptable.
    <a href=http://theologyonline.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23146&d=1455650224 target=_blank>http://theologyonline.com/attachment...6&d=1455650224</a>

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