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!
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Entitlement?!

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I really am not the best atheist right now seeing as the Ferguson verdict didn’t go as the knee-jerk left wanted it to go, and it DID go the way that racist assholes wanted it to go and followed suit with the typical grand jury decision regarding police handling that  usually follows suit. I maintain that the Michael Brown case was NOT the case to judge the judicial system by because Michael Brown was, in fact, a fucking little thug who believed in the rule of lawlessness and had a rap sheet a mile long.

I hate racism and get hot under the collar when stupid fucking white liberals resort to base racism by vilifying all people with pale faces when a crime happens in the black community involving a white face. People are people and have the same equipment as everyone else regardless of skin color and I hate the broad generalization related to color in the various crimes committed based on these pitiful standards. I also detest the bullshit that occurs on the converse end that is related to the same fucking shit! Color is just that, color! We have two lungs, feet, arms, and a heart, spleen and stomach, but my stomach tends to turn in the case of racial politics.

I grew up poor and destitute and could have wallowed in my sorrows, but I chose not to. I believe that most things are surmountable related to gumption and guts, but 90% of mankind seems to believe that cradle to the grave welfare is the answer and the expansion of Government is a good thing. I see a world of control as a place in which I do not want to live and would rather let the titty suckers of humanity clean up their act or fucking die without further notice. I know that knee jerk liberals think that people shouldn’t ever be held responsible for their own actions and that a Government plan can help them somehow be the simpering idiot, piece of shit weak jerkoffs that they know that they are, but that does not help strong people fulfill the plans that they have envisioned because some liberal asshole is there to remind them that they have a responsibility to expend their hard earned savings to care for the weak cock sucker that can’t seem to get his shit together!

The in-between plan has an answer for those that finally admit that they are weak fucking assholes and that they need help. The middle of the road plan acknowledges that some people are fucking titty suckers that are looking for ways to hold working people responsible for their fucking puking weaknesses,m these people should be banished forever, but we give these assholes 2nd chances to redeem themselves. They should be held to a standard that makes them join the legitimate working people. If they don’t then they should be banished to find their own way and fuck them!

I will continue to find ways to help the poor effectively besides the ways to assist them in having children that they cannot feed and will also continue to advocate for the people that say that people that have children that hey cannot feed are irresponsible pieces of shit! Fuck these people and their excuses period! It’s not Republican or Democrat, just common sense. It is not a right to have children, it is a right to have children that you can care for both emotionally and physically. If you do something other than this, you are a fucking stupid genetically challenged asshole who is slated for destruction.

If you survive beyond this then you are superior and need to reproduce!

 

 

Humanity and things……

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I am honest if I am anything and I post this as a confession to my true nature as a member of the human race, I am ethical and will do what I must as dictated by societal norms, but I do not believe in the things that I do equal right from wrong in the great scheme of things. I am a misanthrope, more commonly described as a person who does not thrive in the presence of other human beings. I am not a lover of the human race and find it to be an infection on the planet Earth that uses personal greed and interest to destroy the natural order of things regardless of the outcome.

Sorry but the reality of the matter is that the few who recognize the selfishness of the human infection are actually the forward thinking members of society who have separated themselves from the groupthink of society and realize that humanity’s only goal is to breed the planet into extinction without a second thought! The PC assholes continue to ignore the reality of the matrix of the number of rats in the maze! The weak are meant to perish and the strong are meant to dominate, PERIOD! To believe anything else is to subscribe to liberal populist illogical bullshit! I know that in an unstable ecosystem the ruling caste would evaluate the most essential and do away with the superfluous. I am there. I am not a hipster asshole who deludes myself or am not a knee-jerk liberal asshole who deludes myself into believing that the strong will protect my weak ass! I know that if I am strong and can benefit the whole, that I will live on and keep my people alive.

I don’t know about the way I feel about people. I am ambiguous. I continuously analyse how I deal with humanity and realize that I need to inspect my ambivalence regarding them. Humans fascinate me, but I find it hard to actually care for them. This is a problem. I see them as a scientific equation and nothing more, so feeling is a stretch. I will be willing to kill for crimes relating to children. For some reason I cannot ignore their suffering, but I can ignore that of the adult. I am willing to ignore crimes against adults……where does this ambivalence come from?

I am closed of groupthink, but am complex of everything else.

 

 

Prof. Dawkins on The Ten Commandments

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This brilliant man does so well destroying these irrelevant ‘commandments.’