The biggest issue CC has, and it is never brought up... In order for anyone to
get any type of "help " around this area, there has to be some sort of
crime committed!! Unless you have amazing insurance, or are very well off
financially, (which, let's face it, if you are a deep user, you probably
are neither) then you have to commit a felony to get useful help. Four corners
has limited structure, and does not give enough support for someone wanting to
get clean, and STAY clean!! FELONY drug court is an amazing program. But, it is
just that, for FELONS only. Why can't there be drug court for the average
joe/jane. There needs to be a structured/strict serious program for someone who
is truly seeking help off opiates, amphetamines, alcohol, and any other serious
addiction. It's a sad, sad truth, that needs to be delt with!!
Many people don't choose to begin a drug addiction. They often are pressed
into it through the greater pain and delusion of mental illness/disability
sometimes combined with homelessness. The way we treat addiction has to be much
more intuitive than curing addicts. It's got to be about society's
willingness to change our Christian values into real Christian values. Poverty,
poor health care, lack of education and mental disability leads to addiction.
While everyone is reading this article and congratulating CC (carbon county) for
what they "are" doing to "help" these people who are addicted,
need to open there eyes and truly see what's going on!!!! CC IS NOT helping
addicts get help, NOT when they get out of jail when they say they're the
most vulnerable, NOT when they've even ASKED for help they are NOT helping
addicts!! I personally know of situations where addicts had been released from
jail with a guaranteed acceptance to a FAITH BASED place outside of CC and they
have been DENIED because it's outside of CC which would take the
"kudos", money, & job security away from CC, so instead they keep
them here to overdose and die AWESOME JOB CC🤔. 1 addict I speak of has a
very minimal record which consists of possession, theft, & trespassing and
that's it NOTHING more but they will not allow this person to leave CC to
get the help from the FAITH BASED RECOVERY CENTER of the persons choice, because
this will take one person away from the unsuccessful ap&p agents here, this
is where they lose money from the persons fines, job security for many because
this person wouldn't be under their care nor going in and out of jail.
While these bureaucrats are busy patting themselves on the back for a job well
done. Numerous senior citizens are having to live with intolerable pain.
This is due to pressure from these do-gooders, who think if NO pain pills are
prescribed, that's the solution. It is a shame that doctors who
took an oath to cause their patients "no harm" are doing just that,
because of a few criminals who will get their drugs anyway.
Great story, but where's your editor? Three obvious errors:
-wrong usage of "Awhile" (should be "A while")-"their tolerances have change"-"community
expectations that youths respecting their elders". Plus a
handful of more minor errors.You're better than this, DesNews!
This really is a horrible problem. Licensed drug pushers. I got off of several
types of pain pills, OxyContin, oxycodone, Fentanyl ad more, it was hard. I feel
that somehow we need to find the politicians, local, state and Federal, who are
thakeing money from THE DRUG COMPANIES, and LOBBYISTS WHO LOBY FOR BIG FARMA,
Publish it First and say, “ These are the people along with the Doctors
who are killing our friends and loved ones. This to show whose to blame. You see
there are many other pain meds that can stop the pain. But as the young man said
in your story. Man this pill makes me feel the way I want to. These kinds of
drugs absolutely make everything great. All who profited should be charged with
Assessories to MURDER.
You can do it Carbon County. Don't give up!
Maybe one alternative is to start taking legal action to those who prescribe
these opioids. Which seems to be getting out of hand nationally.
This is tragic and depressing. I remember that my parents, teachers and
relatives foolishly brought me up to believe that anyone experiencing these
problems were almost always lazy, ungodly, not intelligent, atheistic and
probably living in the inner city or living as illegal immigrants. Now we have a
President and courts that seem to reinforce that silly kind of thinking. Even
this article seems to take the stance that—“if they simply had
religion in their lives—thats the missing piece.” And where is the
law enforcement person pictured? Is he seen out in the community helping or
talking to young people? No, he stands smugly folding his arms in front of jail
"Carbon County ... has one of the highest rates of retail opioid
prescriptions dispensed per 100 people nationwide ...".It sounds
like Carbon County is doing a number of sensible things to correct this problem
but it seems to me that an obvious thing someone needs to be looking at is why
are so many prescriptions being dispensed? What are the doctors in the county