SEARCH BLOG: DRUGS
This was a recent post:
End The War On DrugsIt elicited several comments from one reader who felt it was better to give up efforts to fight drug dealers and criminalize drug use. I agreed with the comments in theory, but with the caveat that the liberated drug users could not then get public assistance for their "disease." If someone makes a choice to use drugs, then they take on the responsibility to live ... or die ... with the consequences.
It is true that misuse of these substances can cause severe deterioration of the human body... just like any other poison. The difference between most hallucinogenic drugs and alcohol is that most people can have occasional drinks without jeopardizing their health or lives or become physically and emotionally dependent on those substances. The same cannot be said about hallucinogenic drug users.
Whitney Houston may not have died from cocaine or heroine, but the dependency on drugs for emotional support was lurking there. Whatever the public version of the medical examiner's findings shows... and that won't be made public for one or two months... she made a decision decades ago to become a drug user of which consequences rippled through the rest of her life. Whitney Houston did not simply decide one day to take powerful sedatives or pain medication... possibly with alcohol... and fall asleep in a bathtub and drown. Doesn't happen; didn't happen. This was a lifetime coming.
Prescription drugs had been found in the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel room where Houston's lifeless body was discovered Saturday afternoon just hours before a huge Grammy party she was to attend. [source]I've often wondered about those who want to "end the war on drugs" and "decriminalize drug use." Are they also pushing [no pun] for prescription only pain medication and sedatives to be sold "over the counter?" How would they deal [no pun] with that?
20 oz. bottle of oxycodone on special at [name your local] Pharmacy this week for only $19.95 plus tax.Whitney Houston was not unusual among celebrity drug users. They may considered themselves to be beautify, talented, and presumably invulnerable to the effects that drugs have on common people. Do your own Google search.
Like alcohol abusers, drug abusers have to take responsibility for their choices. The government cannot save them from the results of their choices. Here is one way they can take responsibility.
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