Cheap and powerful ‘meth 2.0’ is ravaging communities and slowly killing its victims
Just like the fools that continue to smoke and vape, these druggies know what the hell they are doing, BUTT forego the dangers of their habit for their pleasure.
That being said; are we supposed to feel sorry for them? I am on the fence with this one.
Yes; because they obviously are weak-minded-people that have no self-respect, self-control or discipline.
No; because they know what they are playing with fire, BUTT don’t seem to care until their addiction is completely out of control and they are looking for help. If they do survive their crisis and get treatment, the vast majority eventually go back to their habits.
Who I really feel for are the good people/families connected with them. Addicted fools have been the cause of monumental problems, having destroyed many families and relationships and are almost impossible to deal with. When an addict puts their addictive habits before their kids, that should be the LOW in there life, BUTT many times is not..
This may be a little stretch, but I look at them like the people that climb Mt. Everest or engage in any other daredevil activity. They know the risks, but forego the risk for the thrill of it. Should the taxpayers/public have to assume the cost of the rescue when the activity goes bad. I don’t think so.
Looking at the humanitarian aspect of the addiction problem, these addicts can not be kicked to the curb, BUTT there has to be consequences and penalties for their actions. It is a very tough call on how to deal with them. No one seems to have the complete solution.
Just one of the very sad statistics related to drugs: From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 Americans died from overdosing on a drug. 700,000 people, WOW
In the article, it depicts all of the reasons people are addicted. I say the majority of these problems CAN BE reversed, but ONLY through proper EDUCATION, that should be started from infancy.
We have all heard the cliche’; bend a tree when it is young.
“Bend di tree while it young, cause when it ole it will bruck..” Meaning: Discipline your children when they are young, because when they are older it will be a harder lesson for them to learn as they may be set in their ways and unable to easily move to the right path.
Take heed in the wisdom of our Jamaican friends cliche. It has a lot of merit.
If society decided one day that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and decided to make a 360, it would probably take about 4 – 5 generations to get back to civility/sanity. I do not see it happening. There are too many money-mongering-sons-a-bitches out there making a fortune on others misery.
EDUCATION is the key to 99% of all conditions that trouble/plague mankind. Educated people (for the most part) do not do stupid things that are harmful to them and others. How can parents that are strung out on drugs, teach their kids the right roads to go down?? Impossible. We all have to lead by example.
I am not a crape hanger or a pessimistic person, I am a realist. I evaluate situations by how I view them. What I am seeing, the outlook for the USA and the rest of the world is very bleak. Mankind is out to destroy itself, it has been on a downward trend for many years and the only picking up speed.
Take a realistic look on what the experts claim is going to be mankind’s demise. I pretty much agree with all of their observations.
A few examples on how we got to where we are:
- About 494,000 Americans over the age of 12 are regular heroin users.
- In 2017, 886,000 Americans used heroin at least once.
- About 25% of people who try heroin will become addicted.
- In 2017, 81,000 Americans tried heroin for the first time.
- Over 15,000 Americans died from a heroin overdose in 2017.
Is there any cause for concern?? These numbers are growing every day exponentially.
Is there an answer to our quandary?? If there is an answer, there is only one, EDUCATION. Our government is pissing up a rope and putting all of there resources/energy in the wrong direction. Can we imagine what could have been accomplished in the last 3 years if their efforts were concentrated on meaningful issues instead of witch hunts?? Just another example of their incompetence. How can a country move forward when its elected officials govern with blinders on and only concerned with their personal agenda??
The government can appoint 300 drug czars and have 1,000 committee’s assembled to correct the problem, but that is all for naught if the root of the problem is not addressed.
EDUCATION IS THE ONLY KEY