How smart do you have to be to try this junk? It isn't like it is new. The effects are well known.
Great article Ryan Pitkin! Thanks for shedding some positive light on refugee resettlement in Charlotte! Glad we have a truly understanding new mayor too -- thanks for attending and speaking at this rally Jennifer Roberts!
Thank you for organizing this. i hope it is the first of many awareness shows. I'd like to volunteer to help in any way. Far too many of our loved ones are at risk......... I'd like to donate my time to help.
Anyone affected should be aware that medication-assisted treatment saves lives. Methadone treatment programs are readily available in our community at a daily cost of a couple of packs of cigarettes. Suboxone works too. The key step is the first one: find a treatment program or provider and walk through the door.
JC - look here for details:
NA (980) 200-9349
AA (704) 332-4387
Can somebody give me details for this awareness show next week? Recovered addict of heroin and fentanyl. Quit cold Turkey. Id like to see if I could make it. May be able to help somebody
20,000 people were arrested in South America for organized crime now they have come to Charlotte in attempts to rape the city like they did Detroit! $MH
Msevert- not going to argue with you. However i explained in better detail on theirFacebook link. At this point the article has been updated and supports the traditions
If anyone needs free naloxone kits, please contact North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition at http://www.nchrc.ort
If anyone needs free naloxone kits, please contact North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition via http://www.nchrc.org
I myself have two children that are also heroin addicts..at the moment they are both incarcerated..it a terrible thing to say as a mother ..but I can truly say I can fall asleep at night knowing they are safe..and tonight I won't be getting a call from the police saying my child is dead..if you don't know addiction you'll never understand how it feels.I myself are a recovering addict of alcohol and have tried numerous drugs over the years due to years of depression this is where I would run too.I can say today I am clean and Sober...I thank God for the change in my life..as I continue to pray for my childrens Sobriety. One day at a time....
To Justine Libby - you are mistaken.
"Tradition 11 speaks to personal anonymity, not fellowship anonymity. The better we are known to the public, the more likely it is that addicts seeking recovery - or there friends, relatives, coworkers - will think of us and know where to find us when they decide to seek help." - NA guide to the 12 Traditions
I gave my permission to include my photos and that I am an active member of the Narcotics Anonymous program, therefore no traditions were broken.
I am a retired Air Force Veteran (23 years) most of which I served as a survival specialist. Shortly after entering civilian life I became a substance abuse specialist for the net 35 years. I an NOT a specialist or expert on Heroin Abuse, however I consider myself knowledgeable on Addiction, regardless of the symptoms and I am willing to share my thoughts with anyone interest. No fees or charge, well maybe a cup of coffee. www.artoflivinglife.com
This comes too late to benefit my granddaughter Ivy, but something needs to be done to address this growing epidemic, and this is an admirable beginning. Punishing dealers (and they do deserve punishment) may assuage our grief somewhat, but as long as there is demand, there will be dealers. Unfortunately, Ivy came under the influence of others who cared not for the consequences of that influence. Perhaps other lives can be saved.
I know people who have died of this, and other drugs.. I am not an addict myself but know so many!you go girl! I'm sure it wasn't an easy road!
I'm grateful that a grassroots effort is underway to save lives, but as a journalist you should be aware of the 11th tradition that the 12 step groups follow. This individuals name and picture either should not have been used, or her specific fellowship association should have been omitted. Simply saying a 12 step program would have sufficed to honor the program's tradition of anonymity at the level of press, radio, and film.
Great article, CLCLT. Thank you for your careful research and caring attitude towards this epidemic. Please follow up and keep us posted. I hope you'll continue to pressure CMPD for an interview and to encourage the department to support community efforts to inform and assist users in our area.
Wow. Talk about "the return of the repressed" . . .
I am surprised that after writing two books on the linguistic character of cultural racism, Professor Sullivan so easily slips into racist speech herself. How can someone who makes her living by closely reading the social text allow herself a usage like "White Trash"?
The term presupposes that people who are 'trash' are non-white. There's no reason for the qualifier "white" otherwise. As an educator on race -- and in particular the subconscious roots of "white-faced privilege" -- I do not think it too much to insist that Professor Sullivan reflect on her own speech as critically as she would ours.
Great discussion. She is dead on in many of her points. For me, the main point to consider is that minority groups or the lower economic classes generally have to take power for themselves, it is never given except in cursory ways. That doesn't have to be done in a violent way, as the peaceful demonstrations of MLK in the 60s, or of Ghandi show that you can apply pressure to the group in power through non-violent means. Rising union power at the turn of the 20th century is another example of a subjugated group who forced those in power to give part of it up, although that had plenty of violence associated with it. It takes concerted effort to make changes to the economic power structure, which is really what most of today's soft racism is all about. As such, there has to be some sort of economic or political tipping point or inflection point to activate normally apathetic people enough and in large enough groups to force the change.
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