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Alcoholics and Drug users draining our Society

  1. cabalacus profile image60
    cabalacusposted 7 years ago

    The amount of resources put into alcohol and drug abuse is scandalous and placing great strains on our economy.

    The vast majority of these people contribute absolutely nothing to society and have claimed state benefits all there life.

    Drug users are happy to go to jail as there is usually a plentiful supply of heroin there and it is no deterrent to them. Methadone does not work and only supplements there drug habit.

    PLEASE COMMENT

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What are you trying to say, what are we going to do with them? We cant kill them of course, if after psychological counseling and other effort failed and they are not considered harm to society only to themselves, they should find a way to improve themselves and get away from addiction through the help of family members. they can be cured only if they are willing to be cured.

    2. egiv profile image73
      egivposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you have any specific numbers to back this up? I'm against wasting resources as much as the next guy, but I am not so sure that the relative amount put into rehabilitating drug addicts (who are happy to receive free benefits) is so substantial.

      Every "drug user" I have ever heard of or known would do anything to stay out of prison... I'm not sure who is booking jail cells for the heroine...

      1. cabalacus profile image60
        cabalacusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I used to work for Glasgow addiction service which employs hundreds of workers including Nurses.  The cost of residential Rehab runs into Thousands of pounds with very poor results.  A lot of these people claim bus fairs and other expenses (because all their benefits go on drugs and alcohol). If they have children they claim even more and where do you think most of that money goes.

    3. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Calabacus, have you ever walked into an AA/NA meeting?  The people there are not those you might expect, many are upstanding folks in the grips of a disease. 
      The disease of addiction does not discriminate according to class.

    4. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There is probably some truth in this, but certainly you've made a generalization more than anything.

      Anyone who sucks air is a drain on the earth, economy and society. But I'm not sure I'd want to live alone on the planet, either.

      1. sooner than later profile image59
        sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think some of the concern stems from the way in which these policies are emplamented. I would say that we have some major flaws. Its not that anyone wants to see these people dissapear- but eventually make progress and maybe even contribute.

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        Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And...it's a bit simplistic to generalize in that fashion, seems to me.  My adult stepson got into meth, got busted, eventually got his act together, and has for some years now been a highly productive member of society.  A 2nd cousin had a hardcore alcohol problem, shot his wife to death one night, did a bunch of years in Deer Lodge (Montana State Prison), and yet stayed clean and sober for many years after getting out, working as a counselor to those still incarcerated, until cancer got him eventually.

        There are definitely shades of gray in this picture, and black sometimes even turns to white.

    5. ddsurfsca profile image76
      ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A financial advisor told me that 1% of the population holds 97% of the money so your thinking is all messed up.  If all the money was going to help the ones who need it, there probably wouldn't be a problem. 
      Besides that, perhaps your profiling technique needs some work, here, let me help....I have had an ongoing addiction to heroin for 35 yrs.  I raised three college graduates, have a degree in tech. communication, have written several books, owned a couple of businesses.  Get a fact or two before you talk about other peoples' problems.

    6. Lady_E profile image83
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I actually see it from another point of view. There are a lot of normal people who have problems and no help and they end up turning to the bottle or drugs.

      Maybe, if government could open up Coaching centres, Mentoring places or places to really help people with what they are going through, there wouldn't be so many on drugs and alcohol.

      Some just use it to numb the emotional pain they are going through.

      Another example is teens - a lot of teens are commiting suicide now because no one is really listening to them or getting them to open up to various issues they might be dealing with - which could be broken relationships, bullying, taunting, sexual abuse, weight issues etc. This eats away at them as they have no experience in dealing with it - then bad thoughts set in and before you know it, they turn to drinking, drugs or just kill themselves, thinking no one cares.

      So sorry for writing a short Hub. Lol.  ...but you did ask for a comment. smile

      1. sooner than later profile image59
        sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I couldn't agree more. here.

        most of these suicides are from broken families. I have seen the percentages, and it is staggering.

      2. Stimp profile image82
        Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yup, you are very very right....it's called self medicating.  I don't think anyone wakes up and goes 'hey, today I'm going to become an addict of some sort.'  Nor do you see little Suzie on career day going "nope, I'm good.  Don't need to take THAT career test thing cuz I'm gonna be a dope fiend."

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This statement is the biggest load of bollocks I have ever heard, open your eyes man. Lawyers, doctors, wall street traders, politicians..... there are people chopping up lines in all walks of life. You don't notice them, because they arent asking your for a dollar in the street. They say that ignorance is bliss, but your so ignorance that you must have a 24/7 non-stop orgasm or something.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ryan you're right but can you ease up a bit?

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          ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sure thing no problem.

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            sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks Bro!smile

            1. Stimp profile image82
              Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Tee hee hee....he said "orgasm".

      2. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I personally know 2 millionaires who are on coke and you know why they told me they did it?  Because they work such long hours that nothing seemed to work to keep them awake.

        I know that might seem ridiculous but they both work a good 18 hours a day to make their money.

        I know a few college students who use speed to pull all nighters during finals week.

        Drugs can be used for good things smile  haha  j/k

    8. Wendi M profile image81
      Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      As a recovering alcoholic who has worked (full time) her entire life, while raising three children...I say go to hell Mister!

      1. wyanjen profile image89
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Atta girl!

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wendi, I repeat you, go to hell Mister!  And add ignorant immature mind.

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you a drug addict yourself.  Speaking as a recovering addict I'm not sure what your point is - am I lesser than you?  Do I drain society or my own life.  Addiction is a disease with, yes,unacceptable consequences. My feeling is you don't understand the disease of alcohol and drug addiction doesn't mean your bad,rather your sick.I only hope the many people with your feelings never have to beg and suffer the pain and loneliness that addiction brings.  And Iam sure you can imagine what one has to do to get drugs in Jail,do you really believe they want to or maybe they have to.   I am so sad to read this forum but amuse to this attitude.  Not being educated about this one can only expect your type of statements
      Thank you

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Could you please make some kind of response yourself given this is your forum, and much has been said - what's wrong?  Yes you pissed a few people off but that's menial compared to how someone like myself as a recovering addict is draining society.  Any thoughts?

    11. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I changed my mind. Now I am mad.  Cabalacus, or whoever you are, what gives you the right to come on a very civil writing site and start this sort of exchange?  You have seemingly come here to start fights.  You only joined 16 hours ago, for God's sake!
      And as Kimberly points out so fervently, you have left without a whimper.  Nothing.  Cowardice, in my opinion.
      I am a proud member of society who also happens to have the disease of addiction. 
      I do believe you won't appear here again.  I certainly hope not.

    12. aware profile image69
      awareposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you take aspirin ? drink coffee? or antacid?

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        amen

      2. cabalacus profile image60
        cabalacusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I do drink coffee but that is not what I am on about.  I am talking about drug addicts and alcoholics tat do not want help, why are we supporting them when they have made a personal choice to use a substance.  I have no issues with people who want help or addicts that do not impact on society in a negative way,  I am from Scotland and there is a massive drink problem here but we just throw money at it with no real results.
        I also do not believe that addiction is an illness it is a personal choice that the individual makes

    13. Harvey Stelman profile image60
      Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Drugs are out of control in the U.S. More help on our boarders would be a plus, but there would be an outcry of RACISM. This PC crap is killing us.

      1. Friendlyword profile image59
        Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No way you people are still here trying to make sense with some people who just want to vent. Most likely they never lifted a finger to help someone else. Some of those people could have lost all hope in mankind, and a five minute conversation with you could have been all the  help they needed to come back. Noooooo. People like to whine like little girls instead of doing something. DO SOMETHING!

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Amen to that thanks friendlyword smile

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And what should we to do about yokels ?

    15. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Drug users are happy to go to jail ???!!!
      Really ?!

      NO COMMENTS

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        well of course they are I mean where else are they going to make contacts, get free food, spontaneous strangers up the ass, clean sheets and clothes all for free of course addicts want to go to jail, it's where we can get high and nobody cares, we don't have to think about parties and family friends or functioning with making our own decisions - we enjoy restrictions and forced structure and the ability to be someone's bitch at any time.  Thanks for sharing.

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Now tell what you really feel!

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We have been, where are your comments big boy or is it kitty,

      here kitty kitty kitty, here kitty kitty kitty meow prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr mmmmmmmm

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        bad kitty come here, come on, here kitty hsssss

    17. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Let's round them up and burn them. Then trample their ashes into the streets of our cities and towns to serve as a precautionary tail for anyone who has the audacity to be human and succumb to weaknesses.

      Let's not stop there. The mentally ill are a drain on our resources too. Pass the matches.

      What about the homeless. Does anybody really like the homeless, with their pitiful looks and their homelessness-ness? Get the petrol.

      What about people with a "z" in their name. I'm sick and tired of them walzing around using up resources with their strange "z" riddled names. They must be dysfunctional in some way. Toast em.

      People with bushy eyebrows. Do we really need them? Do they have anything to contribute apart from the freakish bushiness of their eyebrows? I think not. More fuel.

      Damn let's make a real saving. Everyone born on a date with an even number has got to go.

      There. Now what's our total saving?

      1. Wendi M profile image81
        Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think I like you Don!

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol

        2. Don W profile image83
          Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why thank you wendi. I think I like you for saying you think you like me (as long as you don't have bushy eyebrows).

          1. Wendi M profile image81
            Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I don't...just had them done on Friday.  So, I guess I'm good to go!

            1. Cagsil profile image83
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              lol lol lol

              1. Don W profile image83
                Don Wposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Aah nothing like the smell of roast Cagsil in the morning.

    18. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What is a human life worth?  Is the throwing away of a person better us as a whole?  Is a certain disease the highmark that makes all others above it legitimate?

      Some very great people were drug addicts. Here are a few to contemplate:

      Betty Ford
      Kirsty Alley
      J. Paul Getty, Jr.
      Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
      Robin Williams
      Robert Downey, Jr.
      Ray Kroc
      Eminem
      Patrick Kennedy
      Ben Affleck
      James Frey
      Nick Nolte
      Jan Michael Vincent
      Nick Carter
      Boy George

      Michael Jackson
      Keith Richards
      Robert Mitchum
      Judy Collins
      Rush Limbaugh
      Johnny Cash
      Joaquin Phoenix
      Pat O'Brien
      Elton John
      George Jones
      Kurt Cobain
      Courtney Love
      Leif Garrett
      John Belushi
      Eileen Brennan
      Daniel Baldwin
      Corey Feldman
      Corey Haim
      Marion Barry
      Whitney Houston
      Bobby Brown
      A. Whitney Brown
      Glen Campbell
      Dwight Gooden
      Darryl Strawberry
      Jerry Garcia
      Samuel L. Jackson
      Leonard Nimoy
      Kelly Osbourne
      James Brown
      Lenny Bruce
      Chevy Chase
      Robert Blake
      Eddie Van Halen
      David Crosby
      Judy Carne
      Billy Holiday
      Grace Slick
      Iggy Pop
      Richard Carpenter
      Dr. John
      Randy Moss
      Andy Dick
      Pat Day
      Tara Conner
      Al Unser, Jr.
      Jim Ramstad
      Roy Simmons
      Bela Lugosi
      Mickey Rourke
      Naomi Campbell
      Patrick Swayze
      Ted Kennedy
      Haley Joel Osment
      Anna Nicole Smith
      Vitas Gerulaitis
      Ozzy Osbourne
      Stevie Ray Vaughan
      John McVie
      Hank Williams III
      Paul Williams
      Franz Wright
      Christopher Kennedy Lawford
      Annie Leibowitz
      Mackenzie Phillips
      Jo Dee Messina
      Danny Bonaduce
      Dennis Quaid
      Jenna Bush
      Noelle Bush
      Dick Cheney
      Mel Gibson
      Michael Douglas
      Matthew Perry
      Charlie Sheen
      Paula Poundstone
      Kate Moss
      Ray Charles
      Johnny Depp
      Mary Tyler Moore
      Richard Dreyfuss
      Philip Seymour Hoffman
      John Daly
      Keith Moon
      Ted Turner
      George C. Scott
      Tony Curtis
      David Gahan
      Wynonna Judd
      Britney Spears
      Wilson Pickett
      Carrie Fisher
      Nell Carter
      Billy Bob Thornton
      Chris Webber
      Onterrio Smith
      Tom Sizemore
      Drew Barrymore
      Dick Van Dyke
      Larry Hagman
      James Galdolfini
      Pete Doherty
      Kiefer Sutherland

      Elizabeth Taylor
      Colin Farrell
      Etta James
      Rick James
      Buzz Aldrin
      Chris Penn
      Jason Priestley
      Prince Harry
      Tom Arnold
      Brett Butler
      Dionne Warwick
      Ken Caminiti
      Jennifer Capriati

      Tonya Harding
      Truman Capote
      Liza Minnelli
      Martin Lawrence
      Melanie Griffith
      Tatum O'Neal
      Lindsay Lohan
      Shelley Winters
      Eddie Money
      Jessica Hahn

      Christian Slater
      Alice Cooper
      Winona Ryder
      Demi Moore
      Nicole Richie
      David Bowie
      O.J. Simpson
      Jim Brown
      Joe Louis
      Mike Tyson
      Joe Namath
      Lawrence Taylor
      Steve Howe
      Gerry Cooney
      Dock Ellis
      David Soul
      Stacy Ann Ferguson "Fergie"
      Oliver Stone
      Jessica Sierra
      Chyna
      Representative Mark Foley

      Richard Pryor
      George Carlin
      Richard Lewis
      Rodney King
      Jean-Claude Van Damme
      Bo Bice (American Idol)
      Dr. Bob

      Which ones you decide are more important than the others to treat could be based on their contributions to society I guess.  How many more could achieve great things that are not on this list?  Is it worth the effort?

      1. Bovine Currency profile image61
        Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Nice one.

        1. lorlie6 profile image85
          lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          THANK YOU!

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      oldenuf2nobetterposted 7 years ago in reply to this
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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm, sounds like a lot of our politicians doesn't it? They became a strain on our society long ago.

      1. ddsurfsca profile image76
        ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I sure would like to know where you get all your bogus information, but what you have said here is very close to slander as far as I am concerned.
        I have been a heroin addict for over 30 years.
        I have raised three kids as a single parent, always paid my rent and bills, and sometimes worked two jobs to do it.  I never stole anything, and never asked society or anyone else for any aid for my addiction.
        I would suggest that you research a topic before you just write down some generalized, and angry and untruthful misinformation.  If you would like some real facts feel free to ask me anything you want to know on the subject, but as far as loving jail because it's free dope and meals, or anybody paying for my methadone program (which is legal by the way) you might want to get at least a couple of your facts right, for you make yourself look foolish.  Oh, by the way, society did not help me put my three kids through college either.

        1. Bovine Currency profile image61
          Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hi,

          I appreciate this comment, I also find this thread containing some remarks that are more than ignorant but flat out disgraceful and as you say, perhaps slanderous.  On the other end of this, I also believe it is a postive that the thread has stayed open so those whom are responsible for such remarks can be rebuked.

          I have been an addict too.  I am not using currently but in my days I have been a poly user.  Basically everything and anything, booze, pills, acid, ecstasy, amphetamines, cocaine, morphine and heroin, but heroin only once or twice.  I was an IV user also.  My addiction brought me to my knees more than once.  I have also had much success despite my addictions.  My situation was complicated by mental health issues also.  I have been abused more than once on hubpages, slandered with hatred about mental health and drugs.  I never report these things because that is not my way.  I don't see it as a worthy use of my time.

          Drug addiction is a real problem for society but it is one amongst many problems.  I am going to dispute your story.  I know some people whom have done amazing things and all the while, a daily user or alcoholic.  That is not my story but it is yours.

          I never got into heroin because in my circles, I saw too much suffering but that was a matter of opinion.  My penchant for uppers took me to institutions time and time again.


          Pointing the finger at drug users and alcoholics is ignorance.  Changing the way our community deals with its problems is about tolerance and open discussion.  I, as a recovering addict, take it on my back to practice what I preach, as goes my life in general.  If I attack those whom attack me, what do I learn and what of them also.  I slip up of course, but if I recognise my faults and change my behaviour, good on me.  If anyone wants a reasonable open discussion about drug addiction, go for it.  For the ignorant hate mob, your problem, not mine.  Point the finger and there are three pointing back at you.

          1. Friendlyword profile image59
            Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Dont let a hate junky sweat you!  How is the naked idea working for you? Dont know if I should. Dont know if I could handle the extra traffic I would get, and the traffic accidents I would cause. Let Sneak go first!

          2. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No, it's not. Treatment and understanding and such is fine and can be part of a larger approach but when push comes to shove someone decides to drink/smoke/inject something and they are responsible for their choices.

            1. Bovine Currency profile image61
              Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thats fine by me.

              I think it is obvious by now we will never agree.  I will not argue my point on this one because I will only lose my temper.  You're not worth it.

              1. tksensei profile image60
                tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Speak your mind.

                1. Bovine Currency profile image61
                  Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I just did.  Not worth it.

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              cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              well, having never been an addict, i can't relate to the addiction side of this equation. i can only speak as the child of an addict. (alcoholic father)

              as far back as i can remember, he drank. we were dirt poor, many times we had no food for days, yet he always managed to have whiskey to drink. when i was around 6, i asked him why we didn't have food and howcome he didn't just go out and buy some food for us. he wept one time when i asked him that; i clearly remember that. when he was awake and sober, he was the kindest, sweetest most loving father ever. but most of the time he was either staggering around drunk, dancing and singing like an idiot, or passed out for hours. it was shameful and made me feel awful. shortly before he died, i remember this...i had saved up a bunch of money from babysitting and odd jobs around the neighborhood. well not a bunch - like 23 dollars or something. and he swore he needed it for gas. i didn't want to give it to him because i knew he would buy booze with it and i was afraid. he swore he needed it for gas, so i gave it to him and he went out and bought a giant bottle of whiskey and laughed saying 'yeah, gas for MY tank'.

              i was weeping and angry and he was just laughing. when he was drunk, it made him mean and nasty and ugly and he wasn't like that at all. and he did make the choice to go out and buy it and drink it. there's always some moment when you can stop yourself.

              'empathy'? what about empathy for your children? if you want to drink your life away that's fine but not when you have little ones depending on you. then your life isn't your own anymore.

          3. Bovine Currency profile image61
            Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry @ ddsurfsca.  I made a typo there,  I meant to say, I will not dispute your story hmm  I fixed it up, just wanted to clarify if it had been misread.

          4. cheaptrick profile image59
            cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hello my friend.With genius a bit of madness must go.You have my support and friendship...peace...

  2. blue dog profile image80
    blue dogposted 7 years ago

    and here i thought it was the transfer of wealth that's draining our society.

    frickin' drug addicts.

  3. sooner than later profile image59
    sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

    it's true. and all we do is fork money into programs that really don't help people get back on their feet.

    Give a man a fish- he eats for a day. Teach him to fish- he can eat all his life.

    Our nation encourages degenerate life.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      the First Lady encourages people to volunteer. i think it would be splendid if she would compel people (able bodied of course) who are on the public dole to pay it back by volunteering. it would make them feel good and give back a valuable service to the community.

    2. Sybil Marie profile image82
      Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Alcoholism and addiction are mental illnesses just like many others. I agree with you sneaker that many of our programs to help these and others are lacking, the way things are set up, lots of our programs , the ones that are meant to help end up enabling instead.
      Most alkies/addicts that I have met do not want to live the way they do (though there are also many who are so much in denial that they don't know they are sick) There are programs that "Teaches them to fish" andit's  self supporting. AAis one, Na is another.

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    here in the US what is draining the society are some policies which are misplaced, i.e, continuous military spending in Afghanistan, health reform program which is doomed to fail even at the start, unemployment rate placed at 10 percent and above, there is a need for overall makeover of the system, they should have emergency meeting to discuss all of these, OBAMA admin

  5. cabalacus profile image60
    cabalacusposted 7 years ago

    We fork out millions every year to HELP !!!!!!!!!! these people when the vast majority do not want help, they get all the benefits going and FREE prescriptions for there methadone (make them pay for it if they really want help.
    The genuine ones who do want help are being left behind because of all the wasters out there who take up all the time and resources.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But your from Scotland? It's not costing you anything, it's costing ME to look after your junkies.... since Scotland is largely subsidised by English taxpayers, and then get their university studies free and additional healthcare services. So what if I said that the English refused to subsidise Scotland and that if you needed your subsidised education and your subsidised healthcare, you would have to pay for it?

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        ryan52035posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am a recovering drug addict. I have been on methadone for a little over 2 1/2 years now. I have been completely clean for 1 1/2. I have to drive 50 miles to the clinic, which used to be 7 days a week until i earned my takehomes.  This totals close to a $1,000 a month.  I receive no aid to help pay for my methadone, or the cost of driving to the clinic.  I do not get food stamps, or any form of financial aid.  I work full time and i am a full time student.  I have never met a drug user that wanted to go to jail to get heroin, and very few who did not want to get clean.  It's impossible for someone who hasn't been through it to understand it, because after long periods of narcotic usage the brains reward and pleasure centers cease to function correctly.  If you were an addict, you would know that withdrawal is the worst feeling imaginable, and going to jail pretty much guarantees you will go into withdrawal.  I can't comment on how easy it is to get drugs in prison, because i've never been. But i do know that no one i know who has been to jail has been able to get anything beyond the very occasional joint, and few rumors of harder drugs.  Most prisons aren't like the ones on television where the inmates are paying off guards and sneaking in kilos of cocaine.

      2. cheaptrick profile image59
        cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are you by any chance a DEA agent.
        I'm just wondering cause this years statistics said that more people die from tobacco than drugs,auto accidents,and alcohol poisoning put together.So why aren't we doing something about that?
        Most people think punishment will deter but it hasn't worked since the inception of drug laws in fact things get worse every year.the stats on treatment indicate an 80% recidivism rate.Maybe we should look at countries that have had success in this area and follow there lead.
        I am referring to Holland of course.
        When you make something Illegal you effectively give up control of it and criminals step in.The drugstore doesn't want your fourteen year old daughter to take Heroin but that criminal drug dealer she passes on the street SURE does.If we control it the criminals will evaporate because there profit margin will disappear(how do you talk a fifteen year old into getting a paper rout when he can make three grand a WEEK END selling crack) and the accidental addicts will virtually disappear as well.That has happened in several countries already.Also,the number of people who will NOT go to prison frees up space in our overcrowded prisons for VIOLENT criminals...

        1. rhamson profile image75
          rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think you make some very good points.  The demand that is escallated by the governments involvement has definitely shown its' affect on increasing the prices and resulted in the rise and costs in crime.

          With regard to 14 year olds getting the drugs there could be a problem.  As with legal alcohol there is more of a possibility that underage abuse could increase.  The drunk driving laws have been somewhat effective but the loss to the drunk driver in relationship to money, job, family and recovery has come at a terrible cost to all involved.

          How would you address these issues by the legalization of drugs?  The only feasible way I could see it improving is by holding the children accountable at an earlier age. Breaking the law is easier if you are a child and breaking an age restricted law could lessen the accountability as we have seen with underage drinking.

          Keeping it illegal helps the courts deal with the problem with juveniles easier but it should be kept illeagal to stop the slap on the hand punishment juvenile courts hand out.  The drop to bottom that causes addicts and drunks to look to recovery should be a steeper and quicker descent so that the recovery can begin earlier.

          1. cheaptrick profile image59
            cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I absolutely agree with you.There are no easy answers.I spent a few years as a councilor at a felony convicted youth camp.We identified two persistent problems with our kids.
            Lack of real self esteem which led to self medication.
            Lack of self discipline which caused a blurring of right and wrong.
            Unfortunately the support system for these kids after release is virtually nonexistent.Many times when I did home visits I found the parents involved in dealing drugs.That kid has no chance.It seems that most people turn to drugs to self medicate.perhaps the govt should put more funds into preventive mental health.In my experience That is the monster.Only 20% of our kids did not reoffend,they all had one thing in common,they had taken to heart the Examples we set for self esteem and living by Principles.Remove hopelessness and the largest part of Americas drug problem will evaporate,I guarantee it.

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              The problem is that is a vague and unmeasurable goal and an insupportable guarantee.

              1. cheaptrick profile image59
                cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Measurable or not the current strategy is not working.America is the wealthiest country on earth.We must rethink our priorities.Education,mental health,economic opportunities,these are the weapons that will vanquish hopelessness.Your correct about "an unsupportable guarantee",but finding a child hanging from the rafters in his bed room will create the same passion in you.conversation about this problem is the way to a solution,but the reality of the Hopeless lives these people live is a hammer blow to anyone who deals with it.I have seen time and time again amazing results when kids(thats who I deal with daily)are given Hope for a future,REAL hope.Without hope we are all lost.Please forgive my "guarantee"comment,it came from desire...peace...

                1. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Do you really think something like 'hopelessness' can be "vanquished"?

                  1. rhamson profile image75
                    rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I am not sure but I think he was refering to the hopelessness being vanquished with regard to the individual who lacks the values he cited leading up to the start of and recovery from an addiction.

                  2. cheaptrick profile image59
                    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I hope so.

            2. rhamson profile image75
              rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              There is some evidence to support what you say about the support from home greatly influencing the kids to use.  The drug addicted parent can also be used as an example to the children by being prosecuted to their bottom as well.  I know that the recidivism is high with these home conditions for children but letting the parents off lightly also provides an example the children observe.

              You also have to weigh in the fact that by being from the same genes as the parents the children have a built in addictive factor in their biology and that these types of kids should be taught quickly and decidedly so as to help them acheive their bottom more quickly and therefore on the road to recovery more quickly as well.

    2. sooner than later profile image59
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

      I always thought that medium and minimum security inmates could be used for the jobs "nobody wants to do" that was usually carried out by the illegal imigrants. now the economy does not have such jobs.

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        Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There are quite a few states using inmates for road crews, ditch work and public upkeep, but more and more are dropping those programs for cost reasons. Security has also become a concern. Here in Tennessee its a cost consideration though. There simply aren't enough Officers to work the prisons and jails let alone provide security for work programs. However they have gotten around that by making those same jobs now the responsibility of those doing community service. They don't get paid for working, but actually pay the state while they're out there. I think its fair. You might also be surprised by just how many inmates want to do some kind of work program while incarcerated. It's actually considered a privilege in states like Georgia, and North Carolina that still employ chain gangs and work crews. Inmates will do anything to get out of that cell for a few hours.

        1. sooner than later profile image59
          sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yeah, i think if they could figure out how to make the program pay for itself it would be a win win. I imagine inmates want to get out to break the idle time.

          There has to be jobs that would pay- and the money could be aplied towards the security required and start forcing restitution(which is a joke right now).

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      Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

      I don't think you could honestly say they drain the economy here in the states. When you seriously look at the money that goes into housing and rehabilitating addicts its quite minuscule. In fact drug abuse is big business in many southern states. Most have laws that give over 90% of all assets and funds seized by the arresting body back to that department. In Lowndes County Georgia for instance, seized funds and vehicles have paid for a new fleet of patrol cars, weapons, equipment and training for its officers. There is a simple truth spoken around many capitol buildings, that when drugs are no longer profitable for the government then they will  make them legal and taxable.

    4. maven101 profile image79
      maven101posted 7 years ago

      70% of crime is committed by drug addicts...alcohol alone accounts for 80% of domestic violence...I work with adolescent drug abusers and the single, most oft repeated reason for their drug use is boredom...Have humans adapted so far that there is nothing in the existing world that holds their attention..? Boredom to me reflects a person that is themselves boring...no energy, no curiosity, only self satisfaction...

    5. TimTurner profile image80
      TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

      What the government should do is make ALL drugs legal so they can tax it.

      Any addicts would have to use THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE to pay for their problems which would coincide with Obama Drama's Healthcare Bill which makes everyone get healthcare.

      Everyone wins then smile

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        joannabananaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i agree, i mean they should just make it all legal. oh but they can't do that because the government doesn't like to get us incentive to make our own decisions.

    6. sooner than later profile image59
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

      The thing that I don't understand about making any drug legal is how do you know when the user was "high"? on the job? at home? Once its legal it will surely enter the work force more.

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        Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Alcohol is legal but you still can't drink at work it would be the same with other drugs. Mandatory testing and compliance. Most drugs are easily detected by dip strips now, no need to send it off to a lab or anything.

        The real coup would be if the government took over the supplies and sold them. Talk about a revenue stream. Plus they could control quality and dosage(To an extent) there will always be bootlegging.

        1. Stimp profile image82
          Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I work in the corporate world.  Believe me.....there is plenty-o-cocktailing goin' on at lunch.  Maybe a line or two in the restroom, one hitter on their break.  I even know people who had such issues that they had a "mug" of WINE on the way to work.  Seriously, doesn't matter if its legal or not.  Legality  is not going to change where/when/how the substance is used.  Just like cigarettes.  I'm just sayin'.

    7. Sybil Marie profile image82
      Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago

      I don't know about that.Do you really think more people would use drugs if they were legal? I mean Alcohol is legal and social drinkers are still social drinkers, Alcoholics are still alcoholics. It seems to to me legal or not those who want abuse substances will abuse them. Those who don't won't.

      1. Stimp profile image82
        Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly....I've HEARD one can abuse Tylenol P.M. Just heard that, don't know if it's true wink

      2. sooner than later profile image59
        sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        no, I just see it might become more comfortable in the work place. you are right- those who want to abuse will do so, and those who do not- won't.

        can you imagine tele marketers or help stations having employees stoned? it would take miserable phone conversations to a whole new level.

        How about heavy equipment opperators?

        I'm probably just dreaming, but thats how I see it.

        1. Sybil Marie profile image82
          Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Your right it would be horrible(just as an aside I am a recovering alkie myself) But many places have random drug testing now,The people I know who drive for a living or use heavy equipment have to agreement when hired to be randomly tested.
          I can't imagine talking to a high telemarketer though LOL that would be an experience! Try getting them offthe phone ;D

          1. sooner than later profile image59
            sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            all walks of life need help. myself include.

    8. pelican1 profile image59
      pelican1posted 7 years ago

      Do you have any idea what the so-called war on drugs costs all of us?

      If you really believe that it is the alcoholics and drug addicts who are bringing this nation to its knees you are extremely ill informed or just got dumped by a druggie or a drunk, probably a sober one.

      I worked in addiction treatment and dual diagnosis for years and never in a treatment center that was not truly non-profit. Our recidivism rates were just as low if not lower than the centers who charge big bucks for treatment, not to mention the ones that rake in stupendous amounts of money to keep spoiled brats out of jail.

      I can tell you a few things you may not know or haven't thought of as yet.

      Our "drug" policies and laws are incredibly stupid and most everyone who knows anything about the situation knows it.

      Years ago, Tim Leary, of all people, told the congress that if they started out-lawing a whole bunch of substances they would pretty much guarantee that the children of the county would have access to those substances. Leary must have been a prophet or something, because that is exactly what happened.

      Not all substances, currently illegal, are alike. Surely we can all agree that it really is stupid to outlaw a plant. Most of us can agree that we should not "legalize" certain plants either. That's because anything that is legal to do with those plants, corporations will do to make gazillions of Euros and kill far more people in the process. We should simply decriminalize cannabis plants and look, in the future, to doing the same thing with tobacco. The tobacco interests have had decades to get off the dole and and stop making gazillions off of addiction and death.

      The more a substance has to be processed, the more opportunities there are for corruption of all kinds.

      Does anyone really believe that the U.S. government could not have gotten rid of the drug-cartels years ago if they really, really wanted to? We pretty much have the world on our side when we bust the cocaine traffickers and the meth thugs, but there is big money to be  made off anything black market, in other words, illegal. Not just for the drug lords but for a whole host of other folks right here in the U.S.A. and I'm not talking about the neighborhood pushers. I'm talking about up-standing citizens.

      The war on drugs is just like many of our wars or armed struggles seem to have been lately, expensive to all the tax-payers and profitable to highly profitable to some of the tax-payers and even to some who pay no taxes at all to this nation's treasury.

    9. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image93
      EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 7 years ago

      The amount of money spent on supporting addicts doesn't even begin to compare to the amount of money being wasted on the "War on Drugs."

    10. Rayalternately profile image61
      Rayalternatelyposted 7 years ago

      Drugs of all kinds are used and abused across the whole spectrum of society. It's a colossal industry that effects everyone indirectly, if not directly. Drug users live and work in every walk of life and, whether you're aware of it or not, you'll know some.

      The original question appears to suggest that those drug users who can't afford or control their habit are the guilty ones; not victims of the drugs trade but perversely the real villains. If you really believe that, I respectfully suggest you need to think a little bit harder.

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well said, Ray, thanks.
        I better not get started now..

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

      Is this forum going to benefit anyone other than your own firm determined beliefs?

    12. Pr0metheus profile image61
      Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

      http://www.forumammo.com/cpg/albums/Upload/thread%20sucks/Thread-Sucks-Chick_suck.gif

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Amen, thank you

        1. Wendi M profile image81
          Wendi Mposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you Kim.

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            lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Wendi, he's love our forum - you think?

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

      Cabaalacus, this is your forum, why are you not participating or responding on your statements or formed question? A lot has been said here - where are your words?

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

      There is nothing that drains are resources faster and in as large amounts as our politicians do. Anything else is miniscule in comparison.

      He would do well to let this sleeping dog die.

    15. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago

      Placing blame on only one part of society is not going to fix the collective problems, because the underlying problem isn't being addressed.

      So, are alcohlics and drug users draining our society.

      Not even close, compared to the damage the politicians have done over the last 200 years.

    16. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 7 years ago

      I beg to differ with the original poster. Not all drug and alcohol users, otherwise known as addicts, are worthless. Get real, man. Your opening statement sounded bias. I work with substance abusers regularly and yeah,  I do see some cases of lack of motivation being the primary cause of the abuse. But a lot of these folks have a dual diagnosis too....both substance and Mental disorders. So whoa up a minute.

      1. Friendlyword profile image59
        Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He is long gone.  It was just someone acting like another undercover racist spewing their hate. Dont waste your time with what sounds like a real drain on society.

        1. Friendlyword profile image59
          Friendlywordposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          By the way... Does anyone on this forum own a Poppy Field?

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            lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ha, hell I needed that big_smile  and your so right we should be moving right along leaving those behind who can't stand up when they're wrong - well I tried to rhyme, it's late and I need to find a puppy park fast

            cool

            Sleep well everybody!

            XO

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              lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this
          2. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well, maybe...

        2. lorlie6 profile image85
          lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, Friendlyword, all that rage was a waste of time!  I have HUBS to write!!!

    17. cabalacus profile image60
      cabalacusposted 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the comments.

      Firstly, I have not deserted my forum, I went to bed.
      I did not write the original post to start a war.
      I was not getting at recovering addicts, I actually respect them for helping themselves.
      My main point is about the people who have contributed nothing to society and are not willing to change their ways, why should we support their habit and let them ruin our society.
      YES some doctors and lawyers are drug addicts and alcoholics, I have no issues with this as they contribute to society.

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think anyone has anything more to say.  To you.

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I love you

          1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
            prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            admire you for coming out and telling your story, bless you always lyricsngray

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              lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Pretty dark horse, your a doll smile

            2. lorlie6 profile image85
              lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Lyrics is the best...ever.

      2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It is a social ill, we must help them, understanding why are they doing it, and their prob is comlicated enough, if we just kill them for example, are we solving the problem, no, there will always be cases like these,

    18. aware profile image69
      awareposted 7 years ago

      and further more you with no hubs  questioning  the contributions of others  just kills me. this drug addict and alcoholic has 19.when you write more than i have. ill hand you the stone myself. then you can feel free to throw it . your off to a bad start. but welcome to this venue anyway .

      1. cabalacus profile image60
        cabalacusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am not questioning any ones contribution, I am just putting my point across and being slated for it, I am saying that the people that contribute NOTHING to society do no deserve unlimited help

        And thanks for the welcome

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You Rock

      3. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What an honorable response, aware.  Thanks.
        Do you, Cabalacus, really believe that people go to their own graves, hurt their children, end up institutionalized or insane by choice?

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      Scarkaiserposted 7 years ago

      I think that the programs are important because they really do help people that want to get better.

      There are people out there who don't want to get better (for whatever reason) and they'll just hold the rest of us back, but that's how it has to be I guess.

      1. lorlie6 profile image85
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So true, Scarkaiser-it's frustrating.  As the book says, "Some are sicker than others."

    20. ddsurfsca profile image76
      ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

      I think you are all focusing on this subject the wrong way.   If, as I have been told by several economists, 97% of the cash is owned by 1% of the worlds population, the very small percentages that any of us pay out into this or any other charitable org. is an extremely small percentage of cash.
         Secondly, it would seem to me that being misinformed on who the addicts are, and just assuming that they are all a bunch of freeloading do nothings is crap.  Nobody but me has ever paid anything towards my addiction, and I am a college graduate, not a homeless hobo.
         Too many assumtions, falling too far from the truth here, I am afraid.

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I love you smile  come to our forum sometime 'addicts helping addicts'  love to see you there

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

      I can not believe this thread got busy again - it's a ridiculous subject matter that warrants none of our time.

      Yet even myself feels a need to comment on the fact it is not because I am a recovering addict myself that your uneducated comment gets under my skin but more so because this forum is meant for no other reasons to slap alcoholics and addicts across the face when you know nothing of their disease.

      Here I sit having lost friends and family to this disease and you act as though it is a choice. 

      That these addicts bringing down society, as you ask, are the very same people who aren't bringing down society, helping more due to recovery and solutions, when better are volunteering and helping the hungry and tired, because we know how hard it is to HAVE to live this way.  Come to a NA meeting or live with an addict surviving on the street, then write me your cocky assumptions of slapping one grouped category of people because you have some hidden demons you don't have the balls to deal with.  Then come make your statement soldier.  See you in the mud.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Annoying STUPID thread ! sad sad sad

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          i smell weed lol

        2. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol lol

    22. 0
      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

      I say that we should all have a drink, cook a spoon and forget this thread ever happened.

      1. 0
        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        just peed my pants lol swear

        missed you blood

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          How are you doing Lyrics?  Have a good weekend?

    23. aware profile image69
      awareposted 7 years ago

      lol got sucked in myself

    24. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago

      oh....so is this where we've all been banished to now?? yikes

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hey whatzup MOW - we're just stating the obvious THIS THREAD SUCKS lol lol

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          not when we're there honey!! we could turn any thread around!!! big_smile

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, we're gonna take this thread places it was never intened to be

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Forum Magic

    25. 0
      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      Hello pretty !

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        (((?? *looks all around...)))

    26. 0
      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

      I'm working on cashing another government check to be able to buy some more rum and coke...Oh yeah, I'm gonna need some Coca-cola too.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

      2. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        don't forget to pass some around...tongue

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          There is plenty for all my love

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            great minds....ah...!! (((head spins now..)))

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        GOV CHECKS!! thats what im doing wrong  lol

        1. 0
          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hang with me, and I'll teach you the ropes.

          1. 0
            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            sweet....did you know im hallucinegetic.....wow cant spell?

            1. 0
              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              So I should put you under my tounge?

              1. 0
                Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol nope that could kill, or so ive heard. im a mushroom that should be licked
                haha

                1. 0
                  bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  So I should drag my tounge across you like a salt lick?

                  1. 0
                    Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    no idea....i think its illegal

                    1. 0
                      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      Good thing there are no rules

                  2. myownworld profile image80
                    myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    yessss blood do it!! I want to see her let go.....!

                    1. Cagsil profile image83
                      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      lol lol

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                      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      Your wish is my command!  Look out Justine, here I come!

    27. 0
      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      hehehe
      when the music's over, turn off the lights.
      And.. cancel my subscription to the resurection.

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        no leave the lights on...I like it that way!! wink

    28. 0
      Justine76posted 7 years ago

      sad i didnt know this thread was going to be like this.....I need a drink, to bad foodstamps dont cover booze....

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        there''s plenty here darling...stay!

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          oh, but i dont want to be a drain..  smile

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            no drain..just getting high with friends....drop your life..burn the food...!

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              Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              its what i do, ask my inlaws   lol

              1. 0
                bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                No inlaws here!  No rules either!

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                  Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  till ya get banned....

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                lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              A woman after my own heart

              1. myownworld profile image80
                myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                smile a flying eyeball after mine....!

    29. 0
      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      So, sniff it or leave it
      There's a butterfly screaming !

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sniff and swallow I say...

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol

          1. myownworld profile image80
            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            come join the party Cag....what would u like?

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              lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              need our chef lol

    30. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago

      lol

      (@ justine and blood)

    31. 0
      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      Successfull thread here

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        wherever we go.....! smile

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          i knew if i hung around long enough id find the party!!!

          1. Cagsil profile image83
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol lol

    32. 0
      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

      Anyone here ever been arrested for drug possession while wearing a shirt that says," I'd rather be doing Coke off a whore's ass"?

      1. myownworld profile image80
        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        no that was just you darling!

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Good Me either!

      2. 0
        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i had a friend get arrested for pissing on the police station

    33. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago

      A nice corner, with a comfortable chair, just so I can watch everything going on. I'll learn more sitting and being relaxed, instead of interacting.

      But, thank you.

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        so your high?  Is that what you mean? lol lol

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          Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          pass it over here! mabe we all can get arrested and not have to cook

        2. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          (((the forum god watches us)))

        3. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No. I prefer a voyeuristic view and to keep my ears pealed for conversations that peak an interest.

          lol lol

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            lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            very good mate yhm big_smile

    34. 0
      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

      Anyone have any fuel line?

      1. 0
        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i do

    35. myownworld profile image80
      myownworldposted 7 years ago

      UPDATE:
      justine is blushing in the corner....
      blood with his tongue bending over her...
      the rest of us are all stoned....
      smell of food burning...
      cag meanwhile watching over us....

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm out of here!
        Go and find sex  in some other place ! big_smile

        1. myownworld profile image80
          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          u can't run from us...we'll follow ya!

          1. tantrum profile image60
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            don't think so ! big_smile

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            We're like a STD, we just continue to grow on you and you can't get rid of us

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              myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              or plain leaches....!

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                lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                hmm vampires?  mmmmmmmm

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                  bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Well it is in my veins...and my name...

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                    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    then your definitely it! lol lol

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                  myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  lol yeah...we suck blood out of any thread....!
                  (((how's that for pressure eye ball?!))) wink

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                    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    My veins are throbbing......

                    Sorry Lyrics, didn't mean to steal the name of your hub.

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                      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      lol lol

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                      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      sure just your veins...? wink

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        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So am I the entertainment then?

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Blood your it lol

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            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol

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            bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's a lot of pressure for a surfing eyeball!

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago

      the name should be changed to “how to write a stupid statement and get your thread severly hijacked”
      and i have to go stack wood now, im not realy an unproductive excuse for government charity, i just like whiskey....

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Stack away you wood loving drunk!

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        no justine u can't leave...we need someone for blood to lick!! yikes

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm sure that you and Lyrics will be able to keep me busy..

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            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            L wont u be a good girl and comply...I just like watching u know....roll

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Are you ready for a crowd Lyrics?

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                lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                game on smile

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                  lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  are  you ready blood? big_smile

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                    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I'm ready to a go-go

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                      myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      where exactly r u planning to go?

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                  bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  That's my girl!  I knew you would let me down, especially when I'm up for the challenge!

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

      hmmmmmmmmmm hmm:

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

        (((don't worry, he'll never be able to keep up anyway)))

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You can never be sure of that now!

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      Cagsilposted 7 years ago

      Opens all the windows, let out smoke...getting kinda heavy. lol

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        u still keeping an eye on us??? yikes

        (((hides behind L and blood)))

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ok the windows thing was pretty funny - now i gotta pee - if i can find the washroom lol

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            myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ok. that should do it!!
            everyone cool down.....

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      awareposted 7 years ago

      primitive drug use . their intent was to open a door not circle a drain

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        hmm !

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          hmm:

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      awareposted 7 years ago

      a hub challenge 5 hubs written while getting high. lol whos game?

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        how about no hubs and getting high with a 5? lol lol

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          or

          No hubs whill getting high at 5?  I mean it's 5 o'clock somewhere

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            lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            or 5 hubs every 5 minutes after each 5 minute toke? with 5 naked people is a must, game on lol

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I'm thinking that may be an Human Resources issue by me!

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            Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ten minutes till here

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        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      Hubs 69 !

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ah...Zamp...the right input at the right time! welcome....take a seat....!

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        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You have a long way to go. lol lol lol

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

      Please fasten your seat belts, put your chair in the upright position, distinguish all mood altering substances cause baby this is TAKE OFF! tongue

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol

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        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Going nowhere fast, I see.

        lol tongue lol

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      Better stand while drinking, otherwise you never know if you're going to get up.

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I anyway, just fell off my seat....!!! lol

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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      awareposted 7 years ago

      who started this forum ?

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        too late in the day to ask....!

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          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Too many posts already? lol lol

          Who cares who started...it's beyond ridiculous already. lol

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Some jackass, but that doesn't matter because we're driving now!

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          full throttle, nothing less

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            lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            with 69 big_smile

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              bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Speaking of licking, you're in fine form my dear!

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                lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Strong like a wildcat lol (are they strong?hmm: )

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                  bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I think I'm about to find out...

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                    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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                      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      Do you use your claws kitty?

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      zampanoposted 7 years ago

      a matter of tongue.

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        myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol (((I think blood is warming up!!)))

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Getting started....Watch out!

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      myownworldposted 7 years ago

      UPDATE:

      Lyrics is waiting at her place...
      blood is all geared up...
      Zamp, Cag and I are ready to watch...
      aware is planning to report...
      windows are open....
      the rest have passed out....!

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        bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        .


        Nothing gets by you!

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          myownworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol....I told ya...I excel at watching!!

     
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