Way, way back in Berkeley, CA in the late 1960s, I was a volunteer at the Free Clinic. I ended up dealing with drug addict OD cases. I had a simple tactic: I would slap them around, force them to walk up and down, drill sergeant them brutally and never lost a customer. Modern ‘addiction therapy’ is like today’s liberal schools: everyone running these are super nice and worry about the feelings of the clients or students and let them do as they please so they never improve but instead, get worse and worse. And both addiction programs and our public schools are now very useless and very expensive and both want infinite funds to keep on doing nothing useful at all.
The video above is the Free Clinic complaining about government money being cut. When I was there in 1968, we got zero government funds. We just did what we did our own way. We were a wonderful team, they kept me alive when I got the Hong Kong flu and they decided to not send me to a hospital and thus, I got excellent care from loving friends who pulled me back from the Gates of Death. This ended my involvement because I was very fragile afterwards for several years.
Back then, no one had any ‘cure’ for addicts so I got to do what I thought was best and using my knowledge of how humans work based on training animals, I used the good old carrot and stick method which worked great. At my desk I made a poster that said ‘Speed Kills’ and clients would come in and I would point to it and ask them, ‘Do you want to die?’
The next question was, ‘Are you smart or stupid?’ Followed by, ‘Only you can stop yourself, no one on earth can do a better job of stopping you.’ This raw reality was important because people lie to themselves about nearly everything especially addicts. You can’t sugar coat anything because they are experts at lying to everyone including, themselves.
One of the stupider things liberals have done was build up a system of ‘addiction cures’ which are actually vacations for addicts whose drug addiction is now too expensive, so they taper it down while living on various fun ranches, riding horses, living in dorms and hob nobbing with other addicts and then, when they get out, they often have to be hospitalized or die because they continue with doses that are for saturated bodies, not fresh, and thus put themselves into danger.
I don’t feel the slightest sorry for drug addicts who die. They spread diseases, abuse children, terrorize family members, steal from everyone especially family members, they are self-centered creeps who feel sorry only for themselves and only if they are caught or need help.
They are experts at playing the ‘poor little me’ game. This is why an iron will is needed when dealing with them all. ‘Face reality or reality will destroy you,’ was another line I used on every one who came to the clinic.
Our country wastes $45 Billion to Fight Opioid Abuse and this is ridiculous. That’s Much Too Little, Experts Say because they want infinite funds so they can make money for themselves- The New York Times reports this, I changed the headline to reveal the truth, the NYT simply is whining that we need $100 billion or $1 trillion to save drug addicts who are all self-destructive, self-centered creeps.
WASHINGTON — The Senate leadership’s efforts to salvage the Republican health care bill have focused in part on adding $45 billion for states to spend on opioid addiction treatment.
It should be ZERO. It is worthless, useless, futile and stupid all at the same time. If it worked, the number of addicts would drop, instead, during Obama’s reign, the number of addicts shot through the roof. Every day, more people say, ‘Hey, I want to have FUN!’ and becomes an addict.
That is a big pot of money. But addiction specialists said it was drastically short of what would be needed to make up for the legislation’s deep cuts to Medicaid, which has provided treatment for hundreds of thousands of people caught up in a national epidemic of opioid abuse.
These addicts are criminals. Once addicted, they joyfully commit many other crimes to feed their addiction. They love doing this, it is FUN, it is the centerpiece of their lives, they want infinite fun with infinite money and infinite crimes. They will murder granny, steal the children’s food and clothing, beat up strangers, whatever…they will do this.
They are what we call ‘evil people’. You do not want to live with, encounter or love a drug addict. These monsters love only themselves. Utterly and totally. Shaking them out of this adoration of themselves is very hard work and requires a hard hand.
All want us to feel sorry for themselves. They want us to view them as ‘victims’ and not as agents of destruction who will cheerfully kill you if you stand in their way.
The new money would most likely flow to states in the form of grants over 10 years, averaging out to $4.5 billion per year. With hundreds of people dying every week from overdoses of heroin, fentanyl and opioid painkillers, some specialists say a fixed amount of grant money is simply inadequate compared with the open-ended funding stream that Medicaid provides to treat all who qualify for the coverage.
Yes, the ‘experts’ who make money off of these creeps are also creeps who want us to spend to infinity on this insanity. Fun for them and loads of fun for addicts. Both are in this alliance to force the rest of us to spend all our resources on their gaping maws.
“When it comes to other illnesses like breast cancer or heart disease, we’d never rely solely on grants for treatment — because we know that grants are not substitutes for health coverage,” said Linda Rosenberg.
We have to set limits on spending. Obama ran up the bills to infinity because liberals believe there is no limit to spending on favored projects. The military is like this, too. Infinity is perfection for both. This is the true left/right alliance that is bankrupting America.
“As far as the absolute dollars go it’s woefully, woefully short,” said Gary Mendell, the founder and chief executive of Shatterproof, an anti-addiction advocacy group. “What you need is funding flowing into the health care system, so that patients are treated by primary care doctors, by behavioral therapists, get medication-assisted treatment.”
Hell’s bells! The main desire of addicts is to ‘clean out the body’ so they can resume at a cheaper level only many of them can’t resist doing it ‘big shot time’ and thus, die of an overdose. Nearly all overdose cases are from people restarting their addiction.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.
HAHAHA. See, these ‘addiction services’ are actually addicts helping each other con the system.
“If anybody is wondering how bad the opioid epidemic has become, this case is a frightening example,” said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. “Opioids are a monster that is slowly consuming our population.”
No, this is a stupid example showing how worthless these programs are, how they are a con job.
Emergency responders were called to Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge on Sunday afternoon after residents found the counselors unresponsive in separate bedrooms.
They saved the lives of these con artists. I want them put in prison. Not for drug abuse but for fraud. Drug Rehabilitation or Revolving Door? – The New York Times
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Their first love might be the rum or vodka or gin and juice that is going around the bonfire. Or maybe the smoke, the potent marijuana that grows in the misted hills here like moss on a wet stone.
Yesterday, the NYT decided to do a sob story about drug addicts. They also wanted to wonder about how systems are working or not working. They have no sane suggestions about doing the right thing (hint: only drug addicts can save themselves).
But it hardly matters. Here as elsewhere in the country, some users start early, fall fast and in their reckless prime can swallow, snort, inject or smoke anything available, from crystal meth to prescription pills to heroin and ecstasy. And treatment, if they get it at all, can seem like a joke.
Because it IS a ‘joke’. The system I use is the one Alcohol Anonymous uses: people who stopped being addicts tell addicts to be honest and that they alone are responsible for what they ingest or do and no one can save them but themselves. I love that organization, highly recommend it and it costs nothing.
“After the first couple of times I went through, they basically told me that there was nothing they could do,” said Angella, a 17-year-old from the central Oregon city of Bend, who by freshman year in high school was drinking hard liquor every day, smoking pot and sampling a variety of harder drugs. “They were like, ‘Uh, I don’t think so.’ ”
Every teen I have known over the years who succeeded in cleaning themselves all did it via AA. All of them changed, personally, and took responsibility for themselves and all became excellent adults.
This little monster is entitled, self-centered and vain. She is proud that no one can save her. She is so very clever, she will kill herself unless a sane person takes her in hand and slaps her around. You have to start off with, ‘I really don’t care if you die.’ Seriously. They love playing the ‘Oh, I am a lost lamb and only you can save me,’ game.
She tried residential programs twice, living away from home for three months each time. In those, she learned how dangerous her habit was, how much pain it was causing others in her life. She worked on strengthening her relationship with her grandparents, with whom she lived. For two months or so afterward she stayed clean.
HAHAHA. Everyone petted her. She was showered with love when she pretended to be clean. Drug addicts are also drama queens. Everything revolves around them. Everyone is anxious that the addict might hurt themselves. The addict doesn’t give a damn if they hurt themselves and they certainly do not care if they hurt everyone around them, au contraire, they LOVE hurting everyone around them! Trust me on this assessment.
Many clinics across the county have waiting lists, and researchers estimate that some 20 million Americans who could benefit from treatment do not get it.
The number of addicts has only gone up and up and up as programs that give a drug vacation and then gets them ‘reset’ to continue onwards, proliferate. These expensive programs are a total failure.
Yet very few rehabilitation programs have the evidence to show that they are effective. The resort-and-spa private clinics generally do not allow outside researchers to verify their published success rates. The publicly supported programs spend their scarce resources on patient care, not costly studies.
You don’t need any ‘studies’. Liberals make these ‘studies’ and the last thing they want is to learn that my system I set up in California at age 17 is the only one that works so long as it is alongside the much older system set up for drunks that was started long before I was born: AA is a fine program, it is wonderful, I highly recommend it but it doesn’t work unless counselors tell addicts it is the ONLY system that really works.
I know of many drug/drink abusers who did wonderfully after using AA to save themselves and the ones that crossed my path and who did the AA meetings and support are to this day, doing fine.
Pampering, petting, cossetting and loving addicts makes things infinitely worse and should stop. But many TV gurus like ‘Doctor’ Phil promote these stupid ‘cure resorts’ and so they have proliferated and have lots of political power so they can get funding from taxpayers and now these frauds are demanding infinite money.