A Facebook discussion on Drug Addiction
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A Facebook discussion on Drug Addiction

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Jordan Rice

Thank you.

Edit: I didn’t explain why I agree with this or any experiences I have which left people opinion to make a bunch of dumb ass opinions about my logic. I don’t have the time to respond to you all one by one so I made a video that you can watch responding to anyone who disagrees with me.

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Raelyn Miller You are a fucking moron

Jim Messick
Jim Messick No not weak minded,,,, , IDIOTS

Deb Goodwin
Deb Goodwin Do your research Ron. You are wrong. Make American great again? If that includes Mr Trump..we’ve got bigger problems. What’s his disease: arrogance, stupidity, Twitter, or wait, his inability to govern.

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Sarah Bassett
Sarah Bassett Yes it is a choice, because if they stop using then the problem goes away. Unlike hepatitis for example they can’t just stop and it goes away that is the deference between a CHOICE VS DISEASE The excuses are getting old whiny America!

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Shirley J. Peterson
Shirley J. Peterson Yes they make the choices and we, the taxpayers, must pay the price.

Staci Wright
Staci Wright I agree some people choose the drugs, and become an addict, but for some it wasn’t a choice, take my father for instant he was diagnosed with cancer in different areas of his body, he had to have feeding tubes, it wasn’t something I would ever wish for someone to see, bit my father was given pain meds for almost 2 yrs, and after being put on them he couldn’t shake the addiction.

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Kevin Cornelius
Kevin Cornelius I do not agree…here is why, I watched as someone I cared for went thru addiction…..They did not chose to start anything, merely got real sick was prescribed a powerful medicine. Before they were anti drug, rarely drank, college graduate, with a greSee More

Raelyn Miller
Raelyn Miller You know better than that.

Kevin Cornelius
Kevin Cornelius Funny thing is….the guy that posted this originally… Jordon something….is a total dip shit punk…drunk driving….not taking care of his young children, dumbass! So by all means he is an authority on these things….I dare you to check out his profile and then take life lessons or advice from him!hahahaha

Raelyn Miller
Raelyn Miller I am sorry, I didn’t read the answer you put in there .

Sherry Gardner
Sherry Gardner I don’t understand how this got turned around to Trump?

Gary Brant
Gary Brant Wow a hot topic.

Gary L. Clark
Gary L. Clark Addition is a disease from several perspectives. Addiction has identifiable symptoms and identifiable treatments. Addiction is chronic, progressive, and incurable – it is characterized by a loss of control over a mind-altering substance. Like all chSee More

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Gary L. Clark
Gary L. Clark The narrative of the addict making bad choices is just narrative – a dangerous substitute for real science. The problem with the narrative is that it appears to make perfectly good sense. Much like the narrative science of the sun revolving around the earth. It is important to acknowledge that science is sometimes counter-intuitive.

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Gary L. Clark
Gary L. Clark It is also important to remember that by the time the term ‘addict’ is used the sociological and psychological problems are daunting. The progression of the addiction is often too weak to be felt until it is too strong to be broken (an old saying).

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Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor Any parent or guardian worth a cent has warned their children many times to avoid all non prescribed drugs, some of which are quickly addictive. These warnings are normally repeated many times before a child makes its choice. It is in this senseSee More

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Steve Hofferber
Steve Hofferber Not every child has a parent or guardian to give them such sage advice. Ultimately, people are going to make bad choices and, as a society, we should adopt policies that minimize the impact of those bad choices on other people. In my opinion, our puSee More

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor Relatively few , if any ,addicts are in prison or felons because of their status as addicts. The majority are there because of crimes they commit to support their addictions. The point is that practically all are there because of choices they have made AND continue to make.

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Jim Harris
Jim Harris Does this apply to alcohol also…???

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor No one is in jail on the charge of being an alcoholic.

Steve Hofferber
Steve Hofferber Ron Taylor That is only true if you look at a snapshot of the prison population because of the shorter average sentence for drug offenses. However, according to this article by the Brookings Institution (not exactly a fringe group), drug offenses haveSee More

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Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor There are many in prison for drug offenses such as selling drugs and many addicts commit crimes to support their habits but they are not there because of their status as an addict

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Steve Hofferber
Steve Hofferber The statistics from Brookings are for those sentenced specifically for drug offenses, not for the other offenses you mention. But, the report also includes this quote…”Rothwell agrees that rolling back the drug war won’t totally solve the incarceratSee More

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Jim Harris
Jim Harris That’s my point Ron.. I for sure am not defending any addiction. At one point in my life I believed “Addiction ” was just an excuse people used to exempt themselves from responsibility for their actions but I have seen good people make that decision toSee More

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Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor I agree that there are some “good” people who are addicted but the point here has simply been that they made a choice

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Jim Harris
Jim Harris I doubt there is anyone out there that has never made at least one bad choice in their life.

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor For sure but a choice like driving drunk or playing Russian roulette can have serious and permanent consequences for which that person will bear the consequences

Jim Harris
Jim Harris Exactly…

Steve Hofferber
Steve Hofferber The problem is, the government, largely due to propaganda put out by those at risk of losing their jobs after Prohibition and the racist policies of Richard Nixon, has decided that certain addictions are felonies and others are not. Yes, drunk driving can have disastrous consequences but we don’t make possession of alcohol a felony.

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Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor I don’t know of any addictions that are crimes. We do make driving drunk a third time a felony

Steve Hofferber
Steve Hofferber Possession of certain addictive substances are felonies. But possession of others (alcohol, cigarettes) are not.

Jim Harris
Jim Harris Yes trying a highly addictive drug was a choice..the addiction is the consequence… the same as drinking alcahol and then becoming an alcaholic.. the difference is the labeling and the judicial consequences.

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Tony Surritte
Tony Surritte Not sure if this trump thing dont rightly care ,but my choices to drink knowing i had a problem was my choice tell i had enough of the shit i and i only let happend because i choose to drink .so i choose not too

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Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor Are you addicted to Ritalin? That brings up another interesting topic about medical marijuana

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor I agree with many that believe that Ritalin is over prescribed and that parents should be free to choose other alternatives

Conni Benge Muf
Conni Benge Muf Luckily Ritalin is no longer prescribed like it used to be but the long term affects of these meds on our youth scares me. I don’t remember ANY kids getting noon meds at school, now go to ANY school at noon, the line of kids to get their meds is alarming. Does medicating kids for hyperactivity add to the problem???? Things that make you go hmmmmm….

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Raelyn Miller
Raelyn Miller I can not believe in this year that some one is that stupid and unread , you have got to be the dumbest person I have ever heard about

Ron Taylor
Ron Taylor It’s alright to disagree without trying to insult

Raelyn Miller
Raelyn Miller Not you Brian, the moron who wrote the first piece

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Deanna Courtney
Deanna Courtney THIS IS SO TRUE EVERY SINGLE WORD! THEY MAKE THE CHOICE AN EXPECT PEOPLE TO SUPPORT THEM…HELL NO!!!

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