Opiate addiction.

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Family says life-saving option not available in Rhode Island to heroin users
by KATIE DAVIS, WJARMonday, May 22nd 2017
 
A Rhode Island family is speaking out, just days after losing their 29-year-old son to an opiate overdose. The family believes there’s an option that may have saved his life, but Rhode Island law wouldn’t allow it.
They asked not to be identified to protect their privacy following their son’s death.
He died inside their home the night before Mother’s Day.
“I think there’s too many loopholes that people are falling through. Too many cracks. People are dying. Kids are dying,” said the young man’s father.
The young man’s father reached out to WJAR-TV just over a month ago, feeling helpless as his adult son battled heroin addiction. Two days before the family’s scheduled interview, their son died inside their home. Despite their grief, the family asked to go to forward with the story, hoping to help save other lives.
The 29-year-old had overdosed at least five times in the months before his death, but was relived with the opiate antidote Naloxone each time. Sometimes his parents gave it to him, while other times Richmond Police Officers or EMTs helped save him. He was also hospitalized for overdoses on multiple occasions, but released immediately after he was in stable condition, his parents said.
But once the immediate emergency was over, the family felt helpless.
“Because he is over 18, no one can make him do anything,” his father said. “He had to have wanted to save himself. The problem is, the addiction is so strong mentally, they’re not able to make that decision for themselves.”
Thirty-seven states allow some form of what’s known as involuntary commitmentforcing a loved one into rehab for a limited time period. In Massachusetts, parents can appear in court and ask a judge to commit an adult child to treatment, if there’s a “likelihood of serious harm,” according to state law.
The Richmond family felt they could prove that. But in Rhode Island, involuntary commitment is only legal for alcoholism, not for substance abuse.
Just days before his death, the young man talked with his father about a desire to get help.
“He was very positive, twice this past week, about getting a new job, about moving on, about not using anymore,” his father said. “We gave each other a great big hug, and I thought it was over. Saturday, I found him unresponsive in the basement, and it was too late.”
Too late, because three doses of Naloxone administered by his parents and Richmond Police couldn’t bring him back.
“We begged the doctors. We begged the hospital,” his father said of the family’s efforts to force their son into treatment.
A family doctor explained that while involuntary commitment was allowed in Rhode Island for alcoholics or for people suffering from other mental health conditions, it wasn’t allowed for those battling substance abuse.
“I strongly believe we would have saved my son if we had that option,” his father said.
About eight thousand people were involuntarily committed in Massachusetts last year, sent to state rehab facilities or sometimes held in jail until a bed becomes available. Governor Charlie Baker introduced a bill to expand the practice so that families could request a 72-hour hold without first going to court, which could be helpful when an overdose happens overnight or on weekends. That bill is now making its way through the Massachusetts legislature. New Hampshire is also considering legislation that would make involuntary commitment legal in that state.
But the practice has some advocates raising red flags.
“It’s a very controversial issue right now,” said Jonathan Goyer of Anchor Recovery Center in Pawtucket.
Goyer is in recovery from opiate addiction and lost both his father and brother to the disease. He now works fulltime to help other people battling addiction.
“Having lost a father and brother to this disease, I fully do understand what it’s like to want somebody to get help,” he said.
But despite that, he doesn’t feel involuntary commitments are the answer.
“I think people have their own process. People are ready when they’re ready,” Goyer said of addiction recovery. “That’s not a process that can be pushed upon them by friends or by family.”
Even if involuntary commitment for substance abuse became legal in Rhode Island, there simply aren’t enough treatment bed available, Goyer said.
“Where would we put them? Where would we involuntarily commit them to?” he asked. “The waiting list for residential treatment right now…is about a three-week waiting list.”
Even those who want to get help often find themselves facing a shortage of beds and have nowhere to go.
“I think we have a lot of other work to do in the State of Rhode Island before we look at [involuntary commitments],” he said. “Oftentimes people that want help have to go the extra mile to get it.”
But after losing his son, the father believes Rhode Island families should be able to step in to try to save a loved one’s life.
“We could have saved my son, if that was the case,” he said.
 
So forcing a person who wants no help,(of course the family says at the 23rd hour that he wanted help), into therapy is the answer when MOST OF THE TIME this approach fails! Yes, you can ask,”what if it was YOUR child?” I say that it is fucking hard to go thru this, but I sure as fuck wouldn’t have a 29 year old child living at home turning my life upside down with his fucking heroin addiction! This is just absolute co-dependence! Tragic as it is, this is no one’s fault but the addict. Great fucking advice? DON’T DO HEROIN!! These Liberals need to realize that some of this is just a culling of the overpopulated herd! Stop wasting time on this folly and save foster children, abused animals and goddammed whales!

Humans, opiates, and human animals.

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Jessica, 28, is hooked on opioids and detoxing during pregnancy.

I have to say that we, as animals, are the most confusing and frustrating creatures on the face of the Earth. We overpopulate it and abuse it, leading to it trying to shake us off, but with little success due to our ability to spread like a fungus and adapt. Truly, we are our own worst enemy. Yes, I am aware of the whole, “what if this was your daughter,” situation, but I really believe that this would be taken out of the equation if we could just live up to our animal potential. The opiate epidemic is just another way that nature is trying to stem the tide of our roaming the Earth like ravenous wolves destroying everything in our paths. This country needs fewer freedoms in order to counter the burden of human stupidity and right some of the wrongs that supposed freedom has wrought.

Jessica went down a wrong path yes, but needed to be sterilized before her meth-addled ass became pregnant with yet another challenged child that the State will eventually care for when it gets here. We pontificate about right and wrong, patting ourselves on the back for our allegiance to the tenets of freedom and righteousness all the while allowing SO much freedom as to fuck over an entire generation born to people who cannot even take care of self. Scores of children populate schools needing special education and lifelong disability checks related to fetal alcohol and drug syndromes that will forever keep most of them from being functioning members of society and also exempting them from ever paying a dime in taxes. This, by ANY economic standard, is unsustainable and completely ludicrous, leading one to ponder what the future will be like when over half the of-age population is incapable of holding gainful employment.

Yes, I am aware that the 1% counts on this strife among it’s plebes, but us plebes need to stand up to correct the system and demand a larger piece of the pie AND temper our freedoms to make sure that those who cannot take care of themselves are not given the opportunity to reproduce. Extreme leftys look at sensibility as ‘Draconian,’ while moderates look at tightening controls on certain people as being a responsibility of higher-functioning animals who actively take care of their ecosystem. Some members could care less about custodial duties as they sit on their asses and exercise the ability to spread their legs, but abuse the subsequent results of those actions. This is because of a system that feels that mentally impaired people and drug addicts deserve the same Constitutional rights as a completely functional responsible person; that is the most profoundly flawed and illogical position that a person could take! If one cannot take care of self then one should be rendered unable to ABUSE another human being by bringing it into an incredibly toxic environment.

I, as a healthcare worker, constantly see cases where schizophrenics are allowed to have children and drug-addicts are on the sixth kid up in OB as Child Protective Services stands by waiting to take, yet another, drug addicted child into custody. Where is our fucking learning curve people??!! Jessica needs to have a mandatory tubal ligation with this one to prevent any more mistakes! Get the net people! Addicts need mandatory sterilization, not prenatal care! We are overpopulated and saving our most idiotic individuals which equates to subverting the Darwin Awards! Does the American people want the Government to enact legislation on this once we have about 9 Billion people on the Earth? Or does the people want to take the lead on this one before draconian measures have to be made? People need to wake up and fast.

via Stopping the opioid crisis in the womb — WTKR.com

via Stopping the opioid crisis in the womb — WTKR.com

Proof of Jesus

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Have you ever heard Gary Habermas, Michael Licona or William Lane Craig defend the resurrection of Jesus in a debate by saying that the resurrection is the best explanation for the “minimal facts” about Jesus? The lists of minimal facts that they use are typically agreed to by their opponents during the debates. Minimal facts […]

This is one of the ways in which these people attempt to prove the existence of the corporeal Christ. This is another specious argument that attempts to draw in those that are searching, but have strong skeptical intuition.

via What criteria do historians use to get to the minimal facts about the historical Jesus? — WINTERY KNIGHT

Minimal proof at best.

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Have you ever heard Gary Habermas, Michael Licona or William Lane Craig defend the resurrection of Jesus in a debate by saying that the resurrection is the best explanation for the “minimal facts” about Jesus? The lists of minimal facts that they use are typically agreed to by their opponents during the debates. Minimal facts […]

via What criteria do historians use to get to the minimal facts about the historical Jesus? — WINTERY KNIGHT

Holy Shit!

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Negan was right, “I’m bringing ORDER to this shit!” I seem to remember this above all else OVER the constant shit about how a society deals with, ‘The most vulnerable.’ Or as I call them, the people that would be culled due to inadequacy and weakness. Most people born with the inability to care for self would naturally die out and the strong would survive. Weak assholes liberalize the reason for non-producers to survive in a time of plenty because they are idiots who can’t live with themselves if they actually made the right decision about defective human animals. These people are eradicated on a natural level. If you cannot contribute to the village pot, you are turned out or driven out due to your uselessness. This is life as an animal in the real world.

Most stupid humans try to believe that they are beyond their animal origins and believe that overpopulation is not an issue due to bullshit asshole hubris believing that they are above the ecosystem of the basic animal. This is fucking crap! Humans have busted out of the ecosystem that they occupy resulting in unnatural results such as adjusting habitat situations resulting in elevated murder/crime statistics resulting from too many rats in the maze. We are an animal regardless of the religious communities opinions or dictates and the opinions of the assholes that believe we are better than the things that they allow to piss on their lawns.

We have problems that are going to kill us as a species related to the opinion that we are above the other mammals on our planet. Until we manage our villages like we do our rabbit hutches and hen houses, we are going to spiral out of control and kill each other trying to take resources to survive.

 

Moderate unobtrusive shit!

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I am a moderate…what does that mean? It means that I see Right and Left as extremes that cannot come to agreement because they are too busy one-upping each other and smearing the truth into something unreadable. The extremes are too busy flogging their respective dicks in pleasure and celebration of their utter superiority to one another, while ignoring the dictates of a small thing called ‘Demonstrable Evidence.’ Neither dickheaded group respects evidence or even, ‘shred-of-proof, because they are too busy celebrating non-win situations that rational people see as fucking ridiculous.

One can learn if one is open-minded, that sand papering one’s dick to a bloody nub is quite non-productive and deeply unpleasant to the dick in question. Spinning a wheel to no avail is the same thing and a seeming standard today with the two ruling asshole parties that don’t even advertise as being keggers! Fuck you dude! No beer? Take your party and shove it up your collective proper assholes! Moderates, such as myself, claim to be in the middle and devoid of the same unreasonable illogical bullshit positions as either side. Moderates take demonstrable evidence into account and weigh it against all incoming claims that may dispute it and use intellect to decipher a probable and reasonable standpoint. When given new evidence, they take this into account and vet the evidence at hand so as not to decide based upon emotion or popular belief. This is called,”Sane.”

Religion uses faith, which requires absolutely ZERO evidence, and 100% emotion and knee-jerk to determine some of the most important decisions in this life. Reference the molestation of the Duggar sisters at the hands of their own brother which the sick fucks known as Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have sought to sweep this under the carpet to hide that fact that their God sure as Hell didn’t do a fucking thing to protect the Duggar sisters from this dangerous pedophile! Duck you Fuggars!

I, as a moderate, ask what the evidence is that backs the things that you are telling me. Both Left AND Right have attacked me for not taking sides. I have slammed the Left for their hypocritical support of the misogynist Hillary, and the Right for their intolerance. The Left and the Right need to come together on taking back many rights, because they will find themselves behind the eight ball if they keep fighting. The 1% counts on the divisive shit fed to the public by the media to keep the hen house open for the wolves!

I ask people to continue to be diligent in their resistance to media and bullshit and to skeptically evaluate things so that they can fight for their rights through the bullshit. Watching reality TV and shit will fuck you. Rejecting crap and other bullshit will empower you. Rioting and ‘demonstrating,’ will empower your Millennial Hipster entitlement. Be aware of how you demonstrate. If it is ineffective, then you are an asshole. If you are legit, then you are an activist. Being in the middle seems to regulate reason and balance. I use ‘Snowflake,’ and ,buttercup,’ to describe assholes who think that they are special to everyone besides their loved ones, because no one is special in a pack of wolves except to their fucking parents!

Moderates believe that eventually evidence will trump, (no relation), bullshit, and that reason will return control of the nation to the people instead of the 1%. Yes, the rich have always lived above us and beyond our laws, but their heads roll from their bodies with a sharp blade the same as every one else’s. So, if the elected officials refuse to be accountable, we can cut their fucking heads from their bodies and feed the carrion to the crows! Fucking sucking A dudes!