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Steven Hayward: Joe Biden Threatens Oil CEOs
"Steven Hayward is a good guy he's a smart guy He's a scholar And he's writing for a site called the pipeline It's not about Heroin and Hunter Biden No the pipeline is about oil He points out senator Joe Biden followed up his war on energy Beginning the day took office With a direct threat wrapped in the flag on Wednesday demanding in a letter to oil company CEOs that they increased production while complaining about their profit margin There's no question Putin is principally responsible for the intense financial pain in the American people and their families are bearing but at a time of war We find a profit margins well above normal being passed directly onto Americans are unacceptable He says his verbally challenge press person corinne Jean ville followed up with a vague threat that Biden might invoke the defense production act Or some other executive power The fate of president Harry Truman's seizure the steel industry in 1952 which was declared unconstitutional Even by a by a pro new deal Supreme Court must've fallen out of the Biden White House history of books
Should the Government Ban Porn? Buck Angel and Charlie Debate
"Do you believe the government should ban porn? Yeah, absolutely. 100%. No, I don't. Yeah, I mean, look, that was a society's falling apart. Children are being preyed on every day. It should. I mean, a middle ground should be behind age authenticated password protected credit card authorized 25 years or older, extremely hard to find ways to get to it. But that's not realistic. It's not going to pass any time soon. But it's just a broader moral question of something that is so graphic that is so predatory and quite honestly so harmful. To humanity, if we're not as a society willing to use our collective power to try and stop that, then I think it explains a lot of our other societal ills. Well, yeah, I think everything is about money now. So, you know, of course, if it's making money, the government is not going to get involved and stop it. It's the same that's happening with trans stuff. It's making money. They're not going to stop it. Money is what runs this country. Pretty much the world. So if you look at things, what's going to make money, people are not going to stop it. Now, I definitely have a space where I'm telling you, I don't believe that pornography fees should be so accessible. This is a problem I have as a person in that industry. It's to accessible. And so we, as a community, in my business, need to understand that. And we need to step up and be much more responsible for the way we are putting that out there. So on some level, I'm a conservative pornographer where I do believe it's too accessible on many levels. And how do we stop it from being so accessible? There are people out there who don't care who just go in the back room and make all kinds of nonsense and put it out on the Internet. So that I have to fight against those kinds of things. So I'm like in a really, really weird space where I do believe in pornography as it's positive space. But at the same time, there are bad people in my business who are doing things that are hurting people and are not positive. So, you know, I'm the same way I feel about the trans world. I'm in a very weird space there, where I do believe there are real troubles to be honest. It's like saying, you know, I'm going to keep on bringing heroin across the southern border, but I only want people that need it because you can look at it that way. Well, that all of a sudden a 14 year old who broke his back is going to use the heroine. And to try as a pain supplement. Possible. Possible. That's what I'm saying. I'm in a very weird space. Because as a person, I do believe pornography can be positive. I also believe it can be negative. I'm still going to have to build out that argument either. Well, I don't know if we'll ever get there. How can the filming of something that is so sacred and special in the widespread of it somehow not do damage to the brain of the recipient?
Sen. Blackburn Says Biden Supreme Court Pick Is Soft on Crime
"This catan J Brown Jackson justice, what concerns you the most about her record? What concerns that need the most about her record is how she has been soft on the crime. And she actually wrote an opinion during COVID that she thought all 1500 individuals that were being held in D.C. prison, federal prison should be released. Now, she did go ahead and release a sentinel drug dealer. She released a bank robber addicted to heroin. She released a guy that had murdered a U.S. marshal. But see her, she is part of the progressive link. So to her, releasing these criminals would have been the right thing to do during COVID.
Justice Dept. signals it may allow safe injection sites
"The the the the justice justice justice justice department department department department signals signals signals signals it it it it may may may may allow allow allow allow safe safe safe safe injection injection injection injection sites sites sites sites for for for for people people people people to to to to use use use use heroin heroin heroin heroin and and and and other other other other narcotics narcotics narcotics narcotics with with with with protections protections protections protections against against against against fatal fatal fatal fatal overdoses overdoses overdoses overdoses the the the the department's department's department's department's stance stance stance stance comes comes comes comes a a a a year year year year after after after after federal federal federal federal prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors won won won won a a a a major major major major court court court court ruling ruling ruling ruling that that that that bound bound bound bound the the the the safe safe safe safe havens havens havens havens for for for for people people people people to to to to use use use use the the the the drugs drugs drugs drugs would would would would violate violate violate violate federal federal federal federal law law law law the the the the DOJ DOJ DOJ DOJ tells tells tells tells the the the the Associated Associated Associated Associated Press Press Press Press is is is is talking talking talking talking to to to to regulators regulators regulators regulators about about about about appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate guardrails guardrails guardrails guardrails for for for for the the the the sites sites sites sites the the the the first first first first officially officially officially officially authorized authorized authorized authorized safe safe safe safe injection injection injection injection sites sites sites sites opened opened opened opened in in in in New New New New York York York York City City City City in in in in November November November November advocates advocates advocates advocates hailed hailed hailed hailed them them them them as as as as a a a a way way way way to to to to curb curb curb curb the the the the scourge scourge scourge scourge of of of of overdose overdose overdose overdose deaths deaths deaths deaths critics critics critics critics argue argue argue argue they they they they encourage encourage encourage encourage illegal illegal illegal illegal drug drug drug drug use use use use and and and and burden burden burden burden neighborhoods neighborhoods neighborhoods neighborhoods Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker New New New New York York York York
4 charged after overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams
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Rep. Brad Wenstrup on Leaving Americans and Equipment Behind in Afghanistan
"Here's the most amazing thing. When we were doing this, we were not considering the notion that we would leave Americans behind. That we would leave our equipment behind. It goes against every grain of military training you would ever get and I know you know this, that you don't leave soldiers behind and if you have to leave equipment behind you destroy it. So it can't be used by just think of the operation that got bin Laden. They had a helicopter that went bad. They destroyed that helicopter. That's the routine. So where do we go wrong? Where do we go from this hurt? This still hurts. This still hurts badly, and we're still trying to aid any way we possibly can and getting U.S. people out. And those that helped us. We have phone calls coming to our office. Where people, what would be SIVs, especially Visa applicants, from Afghanistan, calling military members who sell number, they still have. And saying, please get me out. I heard one that was so heart wrenching. He goes, they just took out the boy next door and killed him. You know? And we're hiding. Somebody please help me. You know, we left data around. They were able to start texting the interpreters and saying, we know who you are, turn yourself in. I mean, this was a debacle at its worst. And I think America needs to know it and remember it and then to lose the 13 there at the end of August, was extremely sad, unbelievable. You know, our military, we all say send me, don't we? You know? Heroin, you know, we're like, what do you make? What do you mean there's people there? Send me, send me. Well, that doesn't mean much if you're not sent. And that was the situation that we found ourselves
NYC OKs safe sites for drug use, aiming to curb overdoses
"New New York York City City is is opening opening authorized authorized havens havens where where people people can can come come in in off off the the street street to to inject inject narcotics narcotics new new York's York's health health commissioner commissioner says says the the city's city's first first publicly publicly recognized recognized places places for for people people to to use use heroin heroin and and illegal illegal narcotics narcotics are are open open as as of of today today they're they're known known as as overdose overdose prevention prevention centers centers and and they'll they'll be be colocated colocated with with previously previously established established syringe syringe service service providers providers users users bring bring their their own own drugs drugs and and monitors monitors watch watch for for signs signs of of overdose overdose and and can can administer administer an an antidote antidote if if needed needed proponents proponents say say the the idea idea is is harm harm reduction reduction to to save save lives lives or or bring bring people people in in from from the the streets streets in in a a statement statement mayor mayor bill bill de de Blasio Blasio who who leaves leaves office office at at the the end end of of December December says says he's he's proud proud to to show show cities cities in in this this country country that that after after decades decades of of failure failure a a smarter smarter approach approach as as possible possible in in New New York York City City over over two two thousand thousand people people died died of of overdoses overdoses last last year year researchers researchers have have estimated estimated the the proposal proposal could could prevent prevent a a hundred hundred and and thirty thirty deaths deaths a a year year and and save save the the city city millions millions of of dollars dollars opponents opponents see see the the sights sights as as a a moral moral failure failure federal federal law law bans bans operating operating a a place place for for narcotics narcotics use use last last month month prosecutors prosecutors won won their their legal legal challenge challenge against against the the Philadelphia Philadelphia group group that that was was fighting fighting to to open open a a similar similar site site I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king
Autopsy: Actor Michael K. Williams died of drug intoxication
"A coroner says actor Michael K. Williams debt this month was due to acute drug intoxication the New York City medical examiner says Michael K. Williams had fentanyl para fluoro fentanyl heroin and cocaine in his system when he died September sixth calling it a cute drug intoxication the death of his Brooklyn penthouse apartment was ruled accidental known for his role as Omar little on the wire Williams was open about his struggles with addiction telling the AP in twenty eighteen a lot of my angle was turned inward R. myself a lot Williams had been working to help former prison inmates in New Jersey reenter society and was involved in a program to help at risk youth I'm Jackie Quinn
Blinken Greets Afghans in Germany Amid State Dept. Emails Fallout
"Secretary state anthony blinken is holding virtual talks with about twenty of his colleagues about afghanistan. The virtual gathering took place at ramstein air base germany. Npr's michelle kellerman reports. Lincoln also met with some of the afghan refugees who are transiting through the bays. Just outside a hangar on the air base where several hundred afghans are awaiting to the us blinken met with an afghan army officer. His wife and two small children hearing about their heroin escape from kabul. He also stopped by. What's called the youth pod where some of the unaccompanied teenagers just learned their cleared to go see. Blinken called them courageous. I just want you to know that you have a lot of people who are going to look out for you support you help you and welcome you the un children's fund has been working to reunite unaccompanied minors with family members
Hearing From California Recall Election Candidate Kevin Faulconer
"We're going to bring on. Kevin faulkner once again to the john and ken show on your as a possibility to replace gavin newsom as governor in the recall election and apparently he made an appearance in l. a. today to talk about homelessness Cabin on my opinion one of the one of the best candidates. Running here kevin. How are you gentlemen. It's great to be back with you. Thank you so what were you doing today. Well we were out in downtown los angeles talking very strongly and passionately about the need to and tent encampments. Not just an la but across california Just like i did. When i was mayor of of san diego and i i spoke in very direct terms that we have a duty to intervene. But if you're going to allow people to live in a tent on our sidewalks and are freely overpasses and underpasses. They're going to die there. And the fact of the matter. Is that these tendon cabinets have become open their drug markets heroin and methamphetamine. Nobody is helping anybody by allowing that to continue and so i took a very strong position. Just like i've done Is married to get the word out. That folks across california are saying enough is enough and that's not who we are as california so it signed to stand up take very strong delivered action and i said i am going to lead by example is governor just like i did this mayor. We are not going to allow ten on our sidewalks. Yeah i think people should know out of the top candidates in the race. You're the only one who actually has had some significant success in reducing homelessness. They you will. The success happened during the six years. You remember san diego. And i think that really is a good thing to emphasize because that i'm ashok paul this week that ninety three percent of the people in la county say that's by far the most serious issue
Lorde: Solar Power Album Review
"Power is lord's third album the first pure heroin. That's heroin with e. Put it on the map with an assist from a breakthrough. Single royals the second album. Melodrama came out in two thousand seventeen was hugely. well received. It's a break-up record full of melancholy pot-bangers and now solar power has her back with a more subdued sound both the title track and the single stoned at the nail salon position lord as a worldly and weary twenty four year old. Who seen it all found a bit of peace with their life and begun to wonder what's next once again. She's working with producer. Jack antonoff who works on absolutely everything these days. But lord is the one taking center stage throughout this record latisha. I'm going to start with you. What do you think a solar power. Okay so i am still sitting solar power as i always. Do you know melodrama. I did get along. We first met But your main submission in here. We are what strikes me about. This new record is lawrence attempt to reconcile the healing properties of nature. You know the wonders of the external world with the inner inherent anxiety being a young adult Infamy of the media life. When you're pop superstar i liked that there. Are these lush silky soundscape. S- you know has more organic instrumentation than her previous records contrasted with you know for boating introspective lyrics. Like when i'm listening. I imagine horri- center forest collecting mama's speaking iraq's casting spells her stephanie. Like songstress You get lost in a backout of these. Launch shifting is right. Move for outlets by nature you know. We hear field combination of every whisper. Cord note All at once like on a hiking
Deborah Moggach on Her New Book, 'the Black Dress'
"W was sitting in your beautiful garden on the south coast and a lot. These towns around here are characterized by the fact that pickup lots of charity shops and also ladies of a certain age. And that really is the starting point for your new book which begins with this wonderful find in a charity shop with the heroin prue who seventy and dumped by her husband and rob a desperate. She goes down to deal where i live for the day and sees a little black dress in a charity shop. This triggers an idea in an idea so bold and reckless really that it takes a breath way but she decided to go through with it and in fiction you can always push character that bit further than one would in real life. I would never do this so what she plans to do. It is also triggered this idea by her going to the funeral somebody. She doesn't know by mistake. 'cause she arrives half an hour at goethe's green crematorium they have. They run very tight ship. They're in and out in half an hour says she finds herself in the wrong funeral. And somebody says one of the other people. I didn't know anybody here to you. Because of course funerals people come out of the woodwork. From all parts of your life and we'll have many different personalities by the time we die and unto had different knives so she decides because as i said she's dumped by her husband it desperate for man. She's ashamed of herself for being so helpless but she is. She decides to get dressed up to look in the local paper of war for. I'm laughing own joke. Look in the local paper for forthcoming funerals of women of her age. And then gatecrash get the little black dress on gatecrashed the funeral and trying to get first dibs on the grieving widower because as we all know. When a man is bereaved women crawl out the woodwork. again crawling out of the woodwork. To offer condolences in casseroles. And they say things like my 'cause making a funny noise would you possibly help
The Power-Hungry, Fraud, Unhinged, and Cowardly Leaders of the Democrat Party
"Its legacy time. Joe Biden never cared about the American people. He's always cared about himself. He's a street thug politician. He's a plagiarist. It was a cheat in law school in order to try and get through. Always been with it, even when he had his wits. He was done with it. And then the vice president of the United States and complete fraud. Who's there? Because we count now people based on their physical characteristics. She is unqualified to be vice president of the United States. How do we know? Look at the last eight months, the American people know even the Democrats and the Democratic primaries, New She had no support whatsoever. None. So why did he choose for his vice president? When you look at the speaker of the House. Power hungry, unhinged. Her own city filled with human feces. With heroin needles. With a prosecutor who won't prosecute with people who walk in the store and steal in daylight and are interested. Where violent crime is through the roof. That's your speaker of the house. Who called federal law enforcement trying to protect the Portland courthouse Stormtroopers. And the Democratic leader in the Senate. A coward. A sinister plotting useless. Coward. All about power, with Schumer trying to watch his left flank. His Stalinist tactics where he's trying to watch out for the Trotsky. I turned his left.
From Heroin to Faith: Pastor Greg Laurie's Road to Christ
"Perkins I don't remember blue suede shoes I was say blue shoes is that that's the one see anyway. So china. okay. So billy graham billy. Sorta like the glue. The two stories because stephen interesting encounter with billy. He didn't know billy but later in his life. After stephen come to christ he found out he had cancer. He was unable to get any kind of treatment. There was nothing they can do from the hospitals here so we actually went for some very an orthodox treatments done in mexico. And he requested that his pastor leonard dewitt would try to get hold of billy. Graham khazei would like to meet billy. Billy very gracious took time out of his schedule. Met steve on the tarmac whereas jet was to take him to mexico they had prayer together. And then steve misplaced as bible and billy gave his divas personal bible which steve took with him. The surgery was successful but unfortunately he died in recovery and they came into the recovery room and steve was holding the bible. Billy gave him in the last words. Steve said to billy were. I'll see you in heaven. And of course billy was a good friend of johnny cash The would vacation together. They fish together their wives or friends. And johnny play a lot of billy's crusade. So i thought he's the glue in the story and to me. He's kind of the coolest of all of them. If i can use that word. Steve was the king of call as he was called. Johnny was called the godfather of but billion my estimation was the coolest of them all because of the impact. He had on men like that but people around the world some well-known some unknown We have to think of what You said that you said steve was the was the what of cool the king of the king of cool and and johnny cash was what the god cool so what would be the preecha of cool. How would you say he would be. Maybe the coolest of the cool the and because to me cool is justified this authenticity. Its unique. You know you're a trailblazer. You're a groundbreaker. You're someone that thinks outside of the lines that people think in new are willing to take risks and you're
Engineer Your Environment for More Productive Habits by Tyler Tervooren of Riskology
"Your environment for more productive habits by tyler to foreign of a scholarship. Darko nineteen seventies. America faced a big problem. The vietnam war was winding down and the troops were coming home addicted to heroin. There was widespread panic and a plan was concocted addicted. Troops would be held until they'd sobered up then send home with methadone. Prescriptions and carefully monitored. For relapses but the plan was never really implemented turns out. It wasn't necessary. The troops came home and for the most part their addictions and reintegrated into society. Less than five percent of them ever relapsed. A simple change of scenery cured their addiction. Decades of follow up research has uncovered. Why the environment you exist in what you're surrounded by has a profound impact on the way you behave different environments encourage different habits. Your habits are a product of your environment. What do you think about when you sit down at your computer to re dream. Oh probably nothing once. You've done something enough times in the same place. Your brain can offload all the work. It takes to remember how to do it. Checking your email seems like the simplest task but it really isn't understand. Why imagine you time traveled here from one hundred years ago. You've never seen a computer. What are all the steps movements and information. You'd have to learn before you can read your email. How long would it take. Just figure out how to turn your computer on yet. here you are. When you sit down at your desk your habit takes over your inside your inbox before you know it. Best the way habits work at the same time. If you're not in front of your computer in your phone is put away. You're probably not thinking about email. You can go all day in fact without a crossing your mind but as soon as you sit down at your computer again boom there. You are reading your email. There's a special connection between the things you do in the places you do. Them does critical to know. If you have a bad habit you wanna break or a productive one. You'd like to start
America's War on Drugs: 50 Years Later
"Carl grew up in miami in the seventies and eighties grew up in a predominantly black neighborhood. Would some would deem resource poor and he got a very clear message about drugs. People talked about drugs in a very same way as they talk about drugs. Now drugs are bad on do drugs. Drugs are the source of are suffering drugs. 'cause addiction drugs are the reason that people die prematurely plenty of people in his neighborhood drinker smoke cigarettes or we'd but there were drugs that seemed out of bounce wants people warned them about drugs like crack and heroin. It was nothing to see a public service announcement with someone like peewee. Herman this is crack. Rocco peewee. Herman would be talking to kids saying something about. Everybody wants to be cool. Hey you wanna be cool like me I don't do crack because doing crack is like putting a loaded gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger and that state in my mind for a long time. Some of my assumptions were that a drug like crack. Cocaine was so addictive one hit is all that was required for the user to become addicted. Everyone who smoked crack cocaine eventually became addicted and then about the people who use drugs. I thought they were horrible people. I thought that they were irresponsible. People i thought that they could only focus on getting another hit if their drug. It would take me a good fifteen years to start questioning the story that i was telling myself. Is it fair to say you were scared of drugs. Yeah it's fair to say that. I was absolutely scared of drugs. I believe those messages so much so i decided to study drugs And try and figure out how. I could help people who were addicted
Wife of Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Expected to Plead Guilty
"Wife is expected to plead guilty today to helping the drug kingpin run his Mexican cartel. Emma Coronel s bureau, was arrested in February at Dulles Airport near Washington, D. C. She's been charged with helping Joaquin El Chapo Guzman import tons of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into this country.
El Chapo's Wife Expected to Plead Guilty to US Charges
"The wife of the notorious Mexican drug kingpin known as el Chapo is expected to plead guilty in federal court as part of a plea deal in the conspiracy case against her the wife of Joaquin el Chapo goose man faces conspiracy charges in the US for allegedly helping her husband run his multi billion dollar criminal enterprise Emma Coronel ice borough had previously pleaded not guilty after being charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine methamphetamine heroin and marijuana she been arrested earlier this year in a Washington area airport prosecutors say Coronel ice borough work closely with the command and control structure of this in a lower cartel and conspired to distribute large quantities of drugs knowing they'd be smuggled into the U. S. during her husband's trial in twenty nineteen prosecutors said she had helped orchestrate Goodman's to jail breaks in Mexico Jackie Quinn Washington
"heroin" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"You can get legally but heroin is stigmatized in if they did have a problem with her when they would actually wouldn't be so taboo of an idea to actually go out and look and seek counsel to seek help from a you know agencies out there that that I I have a heroin problem I mean this is what the Silk Road was a gift to you to humanity because it allows people to safely by quality drugs at lower prices than they could otherwise find on the streets without having to deal with drug dealers some of whom it would be violent most of whom would never test their product to make sure it's pure having no idea what they're getting this approach prevented all that true it was the German I have something to respond to that because I don't really have to question there's a lot of talking so what I'm gathering that you got you guys are cool with any drugs I mean well wonder drugs go do drugs look if you decided to chug a big gulp full of gasoline I would advise you against it I think it's a bad idea I don't recommend it but I know I'm not I'm not criticize I'm just I'm just I'm trying to wrap my head around libertarian down here the libertarian notion suggests that the drug war is more dangerous than the drug use and there's a great deal of evidence to support the position it of course is not a completely supported position nor is it a completely undermined position okay what yesterday I heard nobody talking about politicians in the head and feeling caught in well I try to I try to handle that when I'm on the show and Robert I you know I'm I'm not on the show every night so I don't I wasn't here for that whatever nobody said and you know I would caution against taking advice from nobody on that particular are just I'm just curious like what percentage of libertarians share that sentiment or I mean they could sentiment is shooting cops I would say almost none of them is it is easy to say that you support shooting cops but in my approaches are stronger than words right people that support shooting cops shoot cops don't talk about it yeah it's like a good and get a really good dog guard dog is not the one who parks and intruders those are the ones who attacks the traders that's a guard on the roof someone based off yeah I get it yeah but I mean the point that a police of the tip of the spear of state ism is well taken right like Hitler it is said killed no one and it's over it was all the SS and his you know people that followed Hitler's order so if we can take that argument some absurdum and then we can apply it to life today whatever Taran a coal and bad laws we have in the country and everybody says we have some they they're all enforced by law enforcement officers and none of the rooms are enforced by politicians so we can sell the best things we want to say about politicians and many of those things are well said but the truth of the matter is it is we the people that do it to ourselves it's the monkeys going after the monkeys going up the ladder trying to tear them tear them down or whatever the the old analogy and my question is you know to get on politics my question is you know I've I've always been a conservative just conservative on nature whether that searchers are my my job not fiscally I mean I just believe in you know it's just the way I was raised but I'm sick and tired of the.
"heroin" Discussed on WJR 760
"Heroin are the big three of problem drugs for the D. A. but there's a new problem on the horizon math in the last couple of years from two thousand seventeen to two thousand nineteen D. a domestic seizures of math increased a hundred twenty seven percent from forty nine thousand five hundred seven pounds to one hundred and twelve one hundred forty six pounds in that same time for the number of D. A. arrest related to math rose nearly twenty percent it's a big problem it's coming mostly from Mexican cartels and working to fight it here in Detroit is D. a special agent in charge keep Martin keep thanks for being on the part of the special no problem haven't thanks for having me I appreciate it so this is starting with the Mexican cartels so the problems start down and and and the southern border of what happens to it when it gets into the country how does get into the country and how does it get into our neighborhoods so the the cartels have been using the same routes to transport drugs into the United States cross southwest border for last hundred plus years so the routes have not changed but the method support the mode of operation has as far as concealment so that's how they're getting in and we're getting an M. crossing the border you typically through a vehicle transporting it into the U. S. and then off loading somewhere else and dispersing those drugs again if you were to other cities across the US and Detroit is one of those cities so typically and there's a lot of different hubs are places for different kinds of drugs we often see certain drugs that get to Chicago to make its way to Detroit other kinds of drugs get to try to make its way to other parts of the country with with the with the methods it's it's coming into it Lana Dallas New Orleans Saint Louis right these are some of the hubs where where where come soon balk and then from there it spreads out to all the other cities like Detroit yes Sir so again it and yet the peaches if you look at the recent seizures in Atlanta and believe they seized over twelve hundred pounds of not just in the last few weeks that's a major seizure and I'll give you an example of how we're presenting those kinds of ball quantities from getting into mischief again our goal our mission and goals are to dismantle these organizations the cartels are flooding the markets with maps right now and and that's exactly what we are seeing here in the US and the super labs that they have in Mexico are producing mac just hundreds of pounds but thousands of pounds per week and our goal is not to just arrest that curry bringing it into the country or transporting it to Detroit but to identify the command and control and attacking dismantle down entire organization and that means even if it takes us to Mexico and beyond and the reason I say beyond is because many of the chemicals that the the Mexican cartels are using to produce that map is coming from China and these cartels operate like a business and and they're only concerned about one thing Kevin and that's profits and they could care less about human life or any U. S. citizens so again worst seizing like I just mentioned twelve hundred pounds in Atlanta were seeking mac at record levels and if I can just give you one quick example in Ohio in just one day in Ohio we seized almost an eighth of a ton of math and that was through two separate operations that were going on at the same time to different factions of a cartel bringing Matt into Ohio that could possibly be destined for Michigan so when we see those types of ball quantities a map that's what we see at the border we don't see that in Ohio or Michigan but if we can hit it in Ohio or stop in Ohio that prevents it from getting in the machine and if you don't think math is a problem listen to this twenty two percent increase in math related overdoses staffs that it's a serious problem and correct me if I'm wrong but is in math one of those drugs with it where they mix up their own concoctions and you don't know how strong it's going to be you don't know how it's going to be you don't know exactly what's going to be in it and that's one of the problems of people overdose and dying right exactly the chemicals that they use to put into over to make math is is definitely in itself but what we're seeing in in many instances our people are dying in overdosing on math because it's mixed with now and again we all or everyone should know how deadly kind now is not another drug that the cartels are in importing into the US but when you see now and thank all mixed that is a deadly combination right there yeah maybe showing my age but when I think of math I think back to the biker gangs and things like that but math is really something that all walks of life are able to get a hold of it and are experimenting with and it's it's just it's it's dangerous but it also leads to a violent crime with people who are on Matt tend to act out right absolutely it causes crime to go out and we see that you know and again these be snapped users and you're absolutely right you know back in the in the day biker organizations are you know they were the ones who were kind of controlling mac not only in Michigan but across the US and they they would have these labs set up in all over the place and I'm sure you remember Michigan was that a big gap net planned state well we've seen a huge decrease in those labs because the Mexicans have developed these super labs in Mexico and they are flooding the markets as I said but the price of the matter is so low in the purity is so high that why would you risk having a meth lab when you can get it cheap and it's already made for you all right keep Martin we appreciate your time thanks for helping us to keep us safe in our neighborhood safe we appreciate all the work the D. A.'s doing here in Detroit thank you Sir I appreciate the time thank you all.
"heroin" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Have to possess math and heroin doesn't at least in some way the fact that it's illegal act as a deterrent to actually trying in the first place well I think the main thing we need to focus on is where you have distribution and and the the kind of harm the stone there were yeah of course it's important to remain illegal but so wouldn't be illegal possession should not be dealt with through incarceration in he just gonna make everything legal this is how far we're going to do what you're talking about making a to where not even mess and heroin okay all right there you go that's how he's gonna everything's gonna be everything's gonna be legal guys I desperately need you to vote for me welcome back to the show and that alas at the last on Twitter official international Facebook stream all three hours live on Facebook and YouTube and you can also watch channel two forty eight on Pluto TV room on the first for the first someone was like with your your commercial breaks that's why the radio shows free okay so as you move that is I don't really think that's going to go over so well for some for mayor Peter just make everything that's not that's not how it's going to happen that's not gonna work that way he was even Chris Matthews was like freaking out over I think this is like Friday Thursday or Friday that he was doing this he are your some right was the twenty one that's the social isn't well I mean when you look at him hold hold on that for a second because when you look at and it's not just us Sanders as plans and I've said this a thousand times people like people to judge and others they're socialists it's just that they're slower socialist makes sense right because they're every all of that kicks in at a slower rate than than the warrens and the Sanders as they want Sanders once let's just do it full on whole hog right now whereas put a judge the way that he has a health care and some of his economic policies are a little bit more patterned after kind of Biden's and away and Biden and the policies and all of that there are there socialist but they're slow interests you don't realize that it's actually happening but they're a they're running into message problems because when you're too when you talk about decriminalizing everything we talk about free college for everybody when you talk about that but I mean at whether it's healthcare and eliminating private insurance for mediocre care on a nationalized planned that actually does not play well with people beyond your progressive base on Twitter and when Chris Matthews even notice this that's crazy I I don't want to get in you know I'm on every night figure this out hi I am my own use the word socialist and I'll be glad to tell them share.
"heroin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"We always had a heroin community just like Baltimore and a couple other cities on the east coast maybe because were port or some way that traditionally opiates were getting here but I don't think I've really read anything that makes me understand why it you know proliferated to the extent that that we're currently seeing so you've said that you've seen the opioid crisis can happen in real time can you just describe when you first saw it being the issue that it's become in the beginning which I am talking between two thousand and two thousand eight what we saw was the results of a doctor over prescribing and then as a result in the emergency departments we would see patients coming in for something like a migraine headache requesting IV doses of an opioid and not just that they were requesting IV doses but repeated doses and we were operating under the paradigm that if they still said they had ten out of ten pain we still needed to give them you know intravenous opioids when someone says they're in pain a ten on a scale of ten the last thing I'm assuming you want to do is not give them something to treat the pain but I understand that has something to do with how pain began to be used as an indicator in medical circles ends were hadn't been earlier yes yes a lot of lobbying to medical boards and the joint commission led to this idea that we're gonna use a pain scale and that we're going to count a pain scale as a vital signs you know vital signs are blood pressure heart rate respiratory rate and temperature and pain scores are subjective where's vital signs are objective but they really somehow fooled us into thinking that pain was a vital sign as well and that we needed to treat it more liberally when you save the day in terms of making the pain score vital sign who is that they they're so the joint commission accredits hospitals was a big player medical advisory boards were involved there were fines there was at least the threat of fines to physicians who weren't treating pain appropriately and then there are patients who could complain to hospitals that they thought they were getting their pain well treated and that led to sanctions against clinicians were these institutions however that were promoting it were they influenced by pharmaceutical money I believe it's pretty well documented that they were when we were speaking earlier you told me that pharmaceutical companies in the nineties started telling a news story about that the new generation of these drugs were not only more versatile but also safer and less subject to addiction how true was that new story very untrue very untrue in many different ways so we now know that the rate of continued use of opioids depends a little bit on the dose and the exposure but patients who get exposed in a prescribed way so you know not intending to misuse may actually be on opioids six months later after it just a therapeutic exposure for a minor procedure and there have been multiple studies that have really demonstrated that just that exposure in a benign setting leads people to chronic use which is not the same as addiction but a fraction of them do end up having addiction.
"heroin" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Time to time would you give somebody who is addicted to heroin ten grand and say well here you go I don't understand you you've got a leaky roof so here's ten grand let me take care of it would you just given that money or would you say well let me see the leak okay let me see the roofer I'll contract with the roofer to make sure that the roof gets fixed I'll pay the roofer and they're insisting no no no no no you got to give me the money give me their direct money well you know can I see some receipts can I see an estimate about how much is cost is going to cost known look I it's an emergency I need this right now the roof is leaking as we speak and if I don't get this fixed why we could drown it's a horrible situation we have to fix this now and you try and protect your money while trying to help somebody and you say well I'll talk to the roofer and they won't tell you the name of the river would you give them the money well I hope you wouldn't give them the money if you would if you got money laying around the you just want to toss around like that and send it to me at the station me and Gary will I have a nice lunch with it it'll be a great time for everybody but in reality most sane people would say Hey there's a history of problems here so we're going to make sure that we don't just feed into that history of problems and try and solve the real issues at hand and when Donald Trump did that he was denounced by the media he was denounced by the left and now we're seeing even with this isn't only story this is not the last story this is not the last time that you're going to hear a story like this and this may be the first I'm hearing a story like this but it's not the first time that it's happened there have been people fired when they're caught they're always caught by by being exposed there never caught through an investigation by the people whose job it is to oversee them it's kind of weird that way this person whoever these people work who did this we don't know yet who he is these supplies they weren't caught because somebody was tracking a manifest checking a listing going wait a second the city of Ponce and pronounce I've twenty November necessary the city of Ponce is a is suffering why don't they have the we didn't we just send them a while ago a bunch of diapers enough to stay you know Stocker a time zones worth of targets and don't we have palate upon palate upon palette of bottled water didn't we send that over there why is it that those people are still going and and water is at a premium what and nobody nobody did that that's the incompetence or corruption which one is it we don't know it's probably more likely a little from column a and a little from column believe it neither column should surprise you if you know the history of Porter Rico but he got another family event coming up another business engagement and you scramble your terrified you don't want to go because of bad teeth why your freighter smile when he's here you just ashamed of it well what do you do you continue to live in silent shame you always do one of those closed mouth smiles in every picture ever taken to you know you don't have to do that anymore you call doctor and laser in his team and cosmetic an advanced industry of Baltimore they'll give you a complimentary evaluation of all your dental needs veneers implants implant retain dentures whatever it takes to make you comfortable whatever the issue doctor Lazar's team of already seen it and I've already fixed it you've got nothing new going on in there it's just going on in your head get over it if you need a crown it can be done as little as.
"heroin" Discussed on Dopey: On the Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction
"Always a fucking amazing podcast. And it's always been an amazing community but we're at a zenith if you will where community Indian podcast has melded into a beautiful thing and everybody who is out there. In the dopey nation who participates or who doesn't I just WanNa thank you for being a part of this little thing. This revolutionary idea that Chris and I kind of touched on with dopey. And if you've never heard the show before I I started with my friend. Chris and Chris Tragically overdosed and died like two August ago and And Chris and I created the show as a fun sort of storytelling show where we tell fucked up drug stories and then we talk about our recovery. Every a little bit and Chris Somehow overdosed and died and I kept making the show. And I'm very happy that I did. I love The dopey nation. I love to hear from you guys and I love to be a part of your recovery and be a part of your life just through the power of podcasting and entertaining you so I think that's cool and we always. I always want to have fun on the show. I always want the show to be fun. But it's the New Year's episode smack in the middle or I guess after all the holidays have ended. And if you survived it. And you're using congratulations. You didn't die. That's pretty great if you're surviving end. You're sober congratulations to you. Because all this should is very very hard to get through no matter what I was a heroin addict and one of the big purposes as for me to make the show was just the absurdity of being a heroin addict in general and the absurdity of withdrawal and the absurdity of needing to score when you're sick and constantly needing to score and I and I know that there's a ton of heroin addicts who listen to the show. WHO still get high? I and I just WanNa say for me. It was impossible to get sober without going away. I really really really recommend going away. If you're fucking in withdraw or you're using and you want to get sober there is no fucking way I mean I know it's happened. I know there's probably a lot of people in the dopey nation who got clean kicking at home and going to meetings. I know for me and I don't talk about this enough but for me the key to me. We kicking heroin was leaving. It was going away. And then the key to withdraw for me has always been television and a hot shower and being in the hot showers long as possible. I want to say that You know I hate to be pollyannaish but my life and recovery is amazing. I win on our friend jets podcast last week and I said something that I should say on this show which is the adventure of my sobriety. Beats any fucking ramshackle MM shackled dopey adventure. I ever got to have my my adventure in being fuck in present and being sober and it's amazing like and I don't mean it like oh I'm sober so my life is good. I mean I get to do whatever I want because I don't have to cop every day because my head is basically clear lear and it's a gift and it's fucking. It's the best thing that I ever did so I just want to start the show with a little dose of of sobriety. You know this this show is going to be interesting. We we do a couple collins they were going to hear from some old friends on the show and the first one has been sober for a little while. And it's our good friend Amy Dresner so here we go amy. Welcome back to the show was up. Dude Amy's fucking sick. I mean sounds like sick. We're really beds since Tuesday ready for the show and I'm like I'm really sick. You K talk six pitch. Okay bye I don't know she mother pushy mother fucker. It'll be great and like Willett. Okay I figured you were just like L. A.. Not like New York Buck you. Since you're New York Org thing to say no man. I'm sick sick. L. E. C. is like you can only drink tap water. And you don't have to they. I'm full all SEC. Yeah what's going on what you got a cold yes going around. Everyone's sick do they have. Do they have a nice chicken soup in Los Angeles. Yeah I mean the best one was at. What's that fucking dally that close? They closed the Languor with cantor's now I don't know candler sucks cans. Jewish has good fries. KANTER's is good for their chicken. Soup sucks addict. It's terrible Jerry's he's a green blotch not bad. Jerry's is the best one. They closed the one year me. Now there's only one in the valley so have you ever been Brent's I haven't been to branch haven't landers Langer's where's that lingers is near McArthur Park. I making funny all wearing to go. DOC fucking cop job to no good I used to go cop dope around there and by then get chicken soup I would I would cop dover I never knew it existed but when I was waiting tables the owner from Langer's sat at my table and he was like I have a Deli vibe. A guard there park. And that's all I could think was used to crop. Ah but I didn't say that I'm a Deli expert because so many fucking idiots from Los Angeles try to compare themselves to New York Deli and it's just like what are they doing. I don't even know us. Not even I mean it's not possible I don't even compare but I just yeah I just got something I was depressed and then I think you you know it was like God. It'd be great if I was sick because then no one would give me shit for being in bed sleeping to the Holiday Inn being depressed. The university granted. That's so I'm like shit so now I'm so sick and no one can be on my ass about no not going anywhere because I'm just like fucking brutal ill so let's talk about this year depressed and and you're sober like do you WanNa talk about why you got down. I don't think the holidays do the holidays brutal for us man and I think a brutal for a lot of people so I think there's a lot of pressure and if I can be happy and it's like you know either you don't have family or like your family or you now like you can't drink or can't use and it's like I'm one of many people with sobriety date in early January. You know what I mean like as you know it's like it's the Bermuda Triangle thanksgiving Christmas new years where a lot of people relapse. Because it's this like pressure and a lot of parties and Blah Blah and. It's like I'm here but my mom is you know you know. In assisted living in Albuquerque with dementia and my dad is fighting in cancer in Oregon. And so I'm here by myself Colonel Potts you know I mean. I just went and visited my dad which was floating around. But you know And I'm I'm Jewish but was raised with Christmas but everyone sends me like Minora cards. It's very confusing. The things confusing. I hear you I have. I mean I'm I'm with the non non Jewish family and and I didn't get to do Christmas. They went out for Christmas dinner and my eighteen month old got sick right so I stayed home and it was like your thing. It's my I hate going to Christmas. I don't like being with strangers and I know these people. Oh but there's still strangers and they pray to Jesus before we go God. I was like really comprom- now to be honest I it's just like an amy a meeting before you she's it. They don't create a Geez at my meetings. They pray to Jesus it's fucking they predate Jesus at but so like I was like I was at in the morning. I was like listen if Susan is too sick. I'm volunteering to stay. Home with name is Susan. She sounds like a forty five year. Old Secretary everybody calls her Suzie. I'm like Susan Eh but I was like if Susan is sick tonight. I'm saying it now. I'm going to stay home with her. So check this out. I had the mode host literally Jewish my whole life. I've celebrated Christmas my whole life. This was the most Jewish Christmas I ever had. I had I had Chinese unease food and I watched curb your enthusiasm reruns. I swear to God Julie Oh my God and I did it alone and I fucking loved it. I loved so. That's that's good. Yeah my dad said you know. They didn't WanNa do any other Christmas. Shed and there was one Chinese restaurant and it was like an hour. Wait 'cause all the Jews and Ashland he was like fuck that. Well I mean I used to love using during the holidays like Oh yeah you kidding luck. Yeah I liked I liked. I mean my great Christmas tradition when I first got with my My current partner. I say my wife but my we never got married so my partner partner was that we would go to this Christmas party right and I would always steal drugs from the old woman's medicine because she had like Percocet Ed's and Kloner happens and Viking fans and I remember the first time I went I just took everything and I got totally was like the greatest criticisms I ever had and that was something I I loved about being an addict which was stealing drugs and getting high and then falling out you know I. I loved it until I couldn't do it anymore. Well Christmas is always always a little weird for me. Since that was the night I got arrested. So I'm always like You know like I forgot about it for a while. When I was with my ex boyfriend we would like to spend in time with his family but then we broke up in two thousand seventeen? And I've been kind of by my solve since so it's like you know but like I always go about it. You know getting arrested. Christmas is like Oh you know there was like no one else Hollywood jail and was Hollywood jail and it was just it was a bad fucking seeing man bad scene gene so now it Echos the holidays echoes that arrest and like yeah. It's like Oh cool. I was arrested for felony domestic violence unplugging Christmas two thousand eleven yeah You know so when you're when you're down like I mean you I mean I've known you for a little while. I think I've known you since since you broke up with her boyfriend. I think I hope it's just a coincidence. But fucking you know I know that sometimes you get down and what do you do to keep yourself from from like wallowing wing. Were from using or from being the most miserable not fucking option. It's just not my ass handed me so many times I just I can't i. CanNot you taming. And it's like so I mean and I'm afraid I'm afraid after seventy seven years fleeing on the second and it's like fucking who knows I could just die You know what I mean like Are you are you excited for the second like. Are you excited to get excited. And it's like you know I mean I mean I I I mean I vape I fucking keep fucking fall off the wagon with nicotine. It's not great and now I'm like obsessing about this dude like I've I went on a date like judy dates like hung out with this guy twice..
"heroin" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Send you want to drink don't drink well I don't want to do math don't do math the researchers at what do heroin don't do heroin the researchers said college London UCL for showing to stay married don't all I'm not sorry as my I've got so these researchers at U. C. L. have found that a one off cat any does could help you curb if you're drinking at this angle is that special K. what they used to call special K. yeah it is now strangle Leiser horse tranquilizer wife who seems to me that you might want to make sure that is a I don't know divvied up properly you don't want to take too much horse tranquilizers one more line one how does this this keeps you from drinking but then you're you're hooked on cannot means so the you know what is the difference is is like the could have won what's the heroine replacement stuff that kills you I don't know Finnick no no no no there were replaced with the government god I forgot about it yeah but I know it yeah yeah yeah yeah because it does temporarily get you off heroin but you're hooked on that the reason that you get a server heroin replacement yes well now doctor das from UCL University College London subsidize he's good says quote us he says quote basically once our brains associate drinking or another drug with feelings of euphoria and reward yeah is usually very hard to completely do away with urges to retain those feelings but this one allows you to take less of something so that way you have to do I don't know down methadone thank you that was gradually since you're not hooked on heroin anymore but you are hooked on methadone and we'll give it to you so cool a large number of heroin people think it's is it feel like Caroline heroin light now it just stops you from having to get you know get high tech all really okay I guess as well you can always take I will ask you a methadone for one oh yeah actually yes yeah you had trouble yeah trouble picking the horses I recall yet just to get me over the whole on one through via but we call her eight years always strung out my goodness but you know one day she just woke up and said you know what this is the last set of teeth I'm going to purchase and she just got off the heroin is very good very strong hired by MTV you're a very strong woman yes go head sorry to dog walking app rover you have you have you heard have you ever heard that before what a bunch of them I've I've heard of a bunch of them wrote our O. V. R. I think it is spelled that way check on making a tech start up this rug just drop we're disrupting dogs it actually is spelled correctly R. O. V. E. R. yeah so basically it's a you know they they they check the backgrounds of the people who walk your dogs right then you can become a walk.
"heroin" Discussed on Filter Free Amerika
"Had you know had for the last eight months willingly witnesses they pick me up and I mean it wasn't like I was going to run for him or something and you know so I went and you know sat in jail for a couple of months and got out again and what was that couple. A couple of months like not getting drugs wide already been to jail like twice before them all on the same charge. I've only ever caught one drug charge and I've been to jail for four times the same charge just warrants for not doing the Twenty four seven drug program that they put you on while you wait to be science and You know each time wasn't long when I went in I did like thirteen days because I got a PR bond and took me thirteen days to p clean for. Opiates it's days which is supposed to be like three days. It was like forty eight seventy hours. Oh Yeah I got my cell tossed a couple of times because they thought I was using it in there and stuff it was as different but then I went back another time for like eight hundred. I'm still my mind. Thirteen days. Thirteen days it was still. You had so much in your system. Yeah thirteen days. I mean I couldn't believe it. I got a PR bond. And I so Jack to be getting out at already been there like four days you know I go take my drug test to get out there. I stood there. My Gosh it well tomorrow I'll be good for sure. Sure right I just find for till they thirteen. Holy Fuck but yeah so then My brother and dad took me to jail l.. Sat in there a couple months and yeah I was miserable and especially like I'd only been to jail for a total of you know like three weeks my whole life. I thirteen in days once and seven days. Once and You know a couple of months isn't long by any means but To somebody WHO's an early us to that lifestyle you know like you even asked the guys that have done a lot of time in prison. Those first couple of times they were in jail. Sucked down So I kind of made the best of it though. It wasn't all that bad got out went back to using using Went back two weeks later on the same warranty again and then four days after that I got sentenced inst- and they gave me A year and a day prison suspended and then Eighteen eighteen months supervised probation Seems a little lenient. But there The court system. They were aware that this was is an addiction issue. Right this is Well my co-defendant actually got off better and have more charges but it was. I had I was arrested. I stood with like three point two ish grams of heroin so clearly personal use amounts well any a lot of places three point two grams. They're gonNA give review distribution really. I had a buddy that got or not a buddy but I know up Guy Scott with point four grams and got distribution which is oh unreal. BSO I was arrested with a little over three grams. A scale one hundred empty bags nine spoons with residue and one hundred needles and because of the bags and Bertha finance and scale more than likely would have got distribution. Especially since it. was you know over. Graham cop was cool just gave me possession a heroin possession of heroin paraphernalia So yeah so I ended up. I probably would've got even like more lenient but I kept fucking up the twenty four seven thing see I got a urine today suspended and eighteen months probation and I go to probation and the probation officer turns out to be a really good friend of mine Earlier Golfing Buddy from high school and college. Judge oh I thought you when we were talking before you just. He was in the Gulf in. You're and that's how he froze but he knew way back. Yeah we knew each other for my back. Yeah Yeah we were. Yeah so it was And I think I think some people would consider that kind of awkward. Not WanNa go through that for me. It was great because You know he knew me and everything and at that point now he's got great because it kind of strengthened your support system which even so this is a figure over you all right well we can bond with a lot of people. Don't look at their probation officer in a good light I guess and so for me it was like a probation officer who I knew was gonNA actually try do the best for me and you know try to so help me out in any way he can not just be a dickhead and throw me back in jail anytime. There's another number which unfortunately happens though he so I end up I'm on probation and I Go to treatment and I made the mistake of. I picked up like two grams before where I drove it in my not to go to treatment so I still had some left when I got there like any addict. I didn't throw it away. I brought it into the. The House are caught using today's later. Got Kicked out called him. He was cool with that but And and then the next week I went to center and Fargo which was like a halfway house for people getting out of prison but also treatment center. I was one of the only people pull their that hadn't came from prison So I went there and stayed there and did treatment there and Yeah I I didn't go down there with drugs. That had figured I'd do it right. That was Yeah March thirtieth two thousand eighteen. I've been acquaintance then. So did you have to do any of the Worthy to the Methadone or suboxone so I went down and I That was one of the big things was that I was on probation. Shen and I knew that I didn't want to go to prison and I knew that I WANNA fuck up but my whole life. I had been taught abstinence only only like the. You're not clinging with either of those drugs or if you take a tylenol or whatever ah you're not going and when I went down there I was really in the frame of I gotta do what ever I can to stay off heroin and stay away from it because otherwise one Best case scenario Going to prison Worst case scenario. I'M WE'RE GONNA die like my three closest friends So I went and I got a methadone You did that. Throughout my treatment and everything I spent three months at center And did treatment there then got out and I decided to stick around and Fargo And then I kinda got big into the recovery community there I mean not big in it like working at a treatment center or anything like that. But I've seen I've seen a lot of people ask me why I don't you know. Go the whole treatment center around or good job at a treatment center and that's great but there aren't enough people work another side of it with harm reduction. I will always push for anybody. WHO's he's getting off drugs to be totally abstinent from everything but not everybody's ready for that And and I know a lot of people you know shit on those two things because a lot of like methadone clinics like you gotta go there every day and can tie you down but as long as you pass drug tests you know urine privileges. So it's it's not people will say that it's liquid handcuffs cuffs and You know that's one of the worst things that you can do. But I have to disagree with that. So now now what's in that now in the now talking about you your advocacy for harm reduction in what that entails okay so yeah so with Getting our Methadone. Obviously an being more on the harm reduction side and seeing how people Shit on it That that's really decided that I wanted to focus on because nobody or I mean people do but it's just it's it's nowhere near the Treatment Center abstinence. Only side of things. Go And the way I look at it as people will shame you if you want to hand out needles narcan to an addict saying that you're enabling them. That's just totally not the case and addicts gonNA use no matter what. And if you're the type of person that looks at somebody like they're junky because they use them they they should just die anyway then look at it more. As an economic standpoint there are countless people getting in hepatitis HIV everyday. It cost the state. Eighty four thousand dollars to treat one person for for Hepatitis C.. Okay to treat everybody in a year. That'd be three hundred. Ten billion then tire countries drug budget is three hundred learned sixty nine billion so it just I didn't. It makes no sense to me when I hear that argument I mean to me. It's just it's about keeping people alive until they're ready to Be abstinent only or or whatever they're going to whether they go in there on suboxone or Methadone or even use heroin for the rest to their life if I can keep them alive and keep them safe and you know maybe living in somewhat productive lifestyle to me. That's a win because I know every addict out there has a family that cares about them and you know nobody wants to go to funeral and I gotta say a two to anybody. That's out there that you know is looking for help or anything like that. In the twin cities area there are a couple of great places I know on the harm reduction. Front Vol Hollow Place There's a great great gal there that are runs outreach. Firm called Stephanie which they do they do group treatment they do so boxin. They Methadone They do outreach services giving Nar can and clean needles and stuff like that and I mean there are a million other great organizations in the city and all across across the country. That do that. But the one thing I'd like to say is the most of the really good organizations you're gonNA find are normally state run on or nonprofits here and there and same with the good rehabs these rehabs that you know like passages ages Malibu and stuff like that. They're generally not that good. And if you're looking at you know sending somebody to either The state run facility in a ghetto neighborhood of Minneapolis. Or this place down in south Florida do state run. Just because the counselors counselors at these places actually care and then another another phenomenal organization that I just think that everybody should check out It's based out of Atlanta Georgia. It's called freedom to grow My friend Bramble. He's walked across America twice this For overdose awareness He's got a bunch of great things coming up developing Philippine his own Treatment Center in the hills of Georgia. That's GonNa be like a wilderness retreat. Where you kind of you know farm your own vegetables edged balls and you know hike all the time but anyway Absolutely phenomenal organization. Phenomenal guy if anybody buddy has a minute checkout freedom to grow or right now If you WANNA throw a few bucks to them His website is Brett. BRAMBLE WALKS DOT com. And that'd be awesome there too but I'll put a link on that shoot me like a facebook message absolutely so make sure it's all Lincoln all right anything else. We'll say before we go. Thanks for having me. You'll let me tell all my story is driving. Thank you for sharing and AH..
"heroin" Discussed on Filter Free Amerika
"Then you can have brown powder heroin and then you can have China white that is just you know straight white powder or you can out China White Grey or you can have China white. That is You know almost looks like concrete or or even as white you know but then you know Iraq and you almost got a shave. It off of that Heroin varies so much. So I always you know if I mean if you find a powder or anything and it looks like Tahrir anything obviously look into it but more than that if you have a spouse or significant other than that. You're worried read about or that. You think maybe using look for other signs you know to. I mean if they're shooting up these track marks and people don't only shooting their arms. I used to always shoot in my legs. Avoid my arm so I could say. Hey I'm not shooting up But track marks are pretty easy to see because can you basically shoot anywhere on your body anywhere on your body. That's vein. I shot my Outta has to go specifically in vain. You just can't put in your well. Okay you can muscle at. But it's I know people that have you specifically done at that way but most people who'd kind of call that a waste in just one of the bloodstream. As quick as possible. Yes yes and and to if you must let you can end up with abscesses news and stuff like that But yeah so. That's that's a big way another way. Is You know if they're smoking it if you know. Don't all your tin foil going missing or your C- Panzer straws that are cut down and Deserve smell distinctive odor to it specifically. I I don't know if I could describe that black retire. Yes there is but I. I don't know if I'd so much be worried about the smell. I just you know if you notice your partner if there is are absolutely absolutely pinned out and if they're you know a lot more Nadi now at the table or nodding out couch when they shouldn't be her anything I like that I mean that's just it's one of those things where you know unless if you find something or most of the time you aren't gonNA find something concrete it's going to be little things that kinda add up so again it's just you know it's pay attention to your loved ones. I asked asks what's going on in their life. That's sometimes that's it to you know. Well we're we're at the point now. Let's talk about how you were. You were funding this addiction. When he got out of control? Couldn't you couldn't afford to do it at your own Someone say started shooting up at. Save me money for like a week and then it totally got Out of control. I couldn't afford it. I had no idea how to afford it And I've never really been you even if I was to go out and sell. I don't think I could have sold enough to support my habit at that point A spoiled statement because yeah well especially I mean maybe if I was somewhere else and it was cheaper. Yes but In in boom account at that time for the prices I could get it and sell it. I couldn't support it And I had I had access to Accompanies Bank account. My mom was a big part of a coal company in town and You know as as is guilty as I still am today about addiction makes you do some really terrible things and that was definitely one of them for me So yeah I I started embezzling money from a business to be able to support my habit and then Keith can. Can you tell us. Tell us like technically what you were doing. Houses investment process work. Before I was really just I mean I. Wasn't you know some computer genius or anything like that It was just my mother happened to be part of a company and there were I. I'd take the checks and I'd put him in a computer and you know put my name or something like that and then my mom started working from home for awhile so then I just print them out on computer right in our family room You had access to the hard copy checks you were. Yeah I'd print them out and I take her signature stamp stamp. Uh Go cash it and then it became an issue. Where are you know I was cashing checks? That like I'd I'd be showing up to Walmart every day to cash a check for three grand and ask ask you. What was your average check on while so the addiction? Then at that point I was B Because I had access to that money that's where it for pills anyways kind of where it topped out where I was doing Forty to fifty of those Thirty Milligram oxy Susan Dey. Ib Six of them in one single shot actually so and you know so that was is two thousand bucks a day. So you know I'd write a check for two grand or maybe five grand. I'd have two and a half days worth or something but I was cashing so many checks exit so many different places that I can keep doing it so then it then it became. I'd give my friend check. You know for say twenty five hundred honored and give him like five hundred bucks just to cash the check. Because I'm so I'm so doped out not in my mind that you know you don't ever I think this is going to come to a head and more so than that. An addict is never worried about tomorrow there as long as I have today I'm good screw Tamar learners because I have today. I'm good and you know it's like you look at a company and you're just like looking at as I'm looking at it as like. Oh let's just money who cares. It's not it's not our mind so my parents who cares can you. Can you tell us. what on record how much you you you ended up taking so I believe When it was all said and done I I guess I don't know exactly for sure but I believe two hundred and eighty thousand over a year of the two hundred eighty thousand the majority that winning every any every penny went into my arm. Jesus and I mean it's not like when at He's got a year. Yeah this was the this is from like August. Two thousand fourteen until It all it all came to a head September Fourteenth Twenty Fifteen When I got caught for it so yeah and I mean come September fourteenth? That's not like I had a penny on me. You know so it it really every bit of at went straight into my arm Can you to. How did the D- were you discovered? How how? How did that? Process go was so law enforcement involved. What was the So essentially it was. I wasn't covering in my tracks and so my mom was a part of this company And I mean I guess I I don't know exactly really how it went but I just know that somehow the CEO or somebody who is working with the computer found out and we were contacted and then again because my mom was a part of this company They they were looking at charging her which is probably the only reason I didn't go to prison Because has been discovered within the In their first impulse was well. She's in charge of the books. She's her stamps on it. She might be. Yeah Yup Yup. She must so they were gonNA charge me too okay. But she was on that so So they knew right away that you were involved in some kind of way. Does it just trying to think what was I. Guess I don't know for sure time anyway. I was so high so I I didn't know what was going on but Anyway they put it together really quickly Now is this wooden. Your parents discovered do this addiction issue or anything the addiction issue for probably like the previous year Again no idea the extent. I don't think you know and I had never we're done anything wrong previously. So it's when you go and you tell your parents you're doing good so there's no there's no robberies or anything like that for them to indicate gate that you were GonNa turn criminal with your usage not not like in terms of police issues or anything like that. I mean there are some stuff around the house. Maybe I'm But selling stuff to to get. Yeah I'm not I don't I don't know it's my parents parents. I mean my mom is an absolute saint. My Dad is there to other greatest people on the planet You know and it's there are some of the people that you know when when you tell them something they believe that you're telling him the truth because they they just don't understand why people would lie. I guess you know different times. I guess but I'M GONNA assume they didn't have any working knowledge of drug use and addiction. No no absolutely not. So and then. They didn't do the right things to help. The right way was again. I know they were suspicious. But again when you have a son who has mostly done everything being bright has all life and he's telling you one thing you're going to have a tendency to believe him. Can you tell us obviously. Didn't you didn't go to jail for that were you. was there any kind of punishment at all for you. I mean saw. How did this happen happening was I? I'm sure I would went to prison. But again they were trying to wrote my mother and with it so my family ended up paying it off. then with the intention that I then pay them back but the stipulation on them not pressing the charges on and that was for me to go to Rehab so that happened September fourteenth September. Fifteen thousand on my way to Battle Creek Michigan to go to my first inpatient Rehab and I went there and went to that one was it was it was was one that my parents google than it came up Then ended up not being a very good place either It's a front for Scientology. See that's a whole different story really. Yeah they idea. I didn't know but it used to be part of a company called narconon which is very very famous and has a very bad reputation and then because of their reputation in the lawsuits anyway they changed the name and they changed ownership from the guy to his sister and called it a forever recovery So I the pressure for just a few more details. So how did you discover that there was a scientology thing and in. What was their angle just all their books? There were Like l Ron Hubbard books and stuff and then once I. I didn't last long but once I got out I ended up looking into it and finding out that that it was a front for Scientology and they're also crooked. They kind of scam insurance companies. They still oh. My parents like three grand so this this is just there. There's a huge class action lawsuit against him where there was so it wasn't like scientologists are trying to create a business business stream of recovery. They're like a lot of these other shady recovery things where they they saw an opportunity to make some money and invested into one right trying to recruit true for scientology. They're just trying to get the they injuries. And I guess I wasn't there long enough to know a lot of people that have been to other narconon centers say that they do try to recruit. You resigned taller now. I was only there for nine days. I convinced my way to an now that I think about somebody who's addicted to a drug may be more susceptible to bullshit exactly a lot of people I mean that's why I I don't WanNa say that's why but You know a lot of people who are in recovery. They find they find something else to kind of whether it's whether it's God or whether it's Na meetings NHS or a or something it's you know people that are in recovery..
"heroin" Discussed on Filter Free Amerika
"Progressed beyond your your financial way beyond my financial means and and everybody else is So again after I came back from that physical Rehab I started you know buying strictly the Thirty Milligram oxycodone off the street. And I mean right away. I couldn't afford it but then by the the time. September rolled around. I was doing At that that August is when I started switching into issues okay and then by the time September all around I was went from from pills pills to crushing crushing. And snorting. Yeah and now. You're now now injecting them at that point was what triggered that. was that kind of like another friend. WHO said Hey? There's a better way to to do it. What what led to the progress? That's exactly I was why was doing I was doing so many of these Roxie thirty thirty as as they're called the and I was spending so much money I couldn't afford it and I didn't know what I was GonNa do. And for the people telling me what an average average dollar so at this time it ended up getting to the point where in two thousand dollars a day. Jesus Christ at this point I was expecting six eight hundred. Yeah snakes by with two thousand dollars today have a lot to see a bunch of. Yeah so yeah then. Nevada was herb before I suppose Sharon is two thousand dollars a day at this point when I first started shooting it was probably a thousand bucks a day. And that's not because you did any less. It's because it's more affordable that was I was doing the last one I I started reading. This is the potency displays the amount that no it was more so I started shooting and initially. I started doing a little bit less because I was shooting up. But then that when all the window out the window and tolerance builds again and you start doing more and more again but So when I started shooting pills I was doing. Twenty of these Roxie Thirties. A day witch. I've talked to doctors before and you know said like Oh I do fifteen of them day and they'd sit and look Kept me and they'd think lying to get drugs and say that that's not humanly possible. You'd be dead Which again that speaks towards the the year that was happening nowadays avenue of these doctors? Because I mean you know if the money's there are a if you have not even the money but if you have the install out of tolerance build for opiates it will build until the end of time you know there's there's no ends to it so I started shooting up because my my buddy I kept hearing for the last couple of months I okay. You're spending a thousand bucks a day right now on this like you could save so much money if you just shot it up at last longer and as I go oh yeah so the first time I shot up. I wasn't even just trying it. I knew that like this was what I was going to do from now on. This is how I'm going to do it. Show me how to do it. And let's go on you you know. Tell me I'll ask you a couple of things. Tell me I What was the difference between the first time you shot it and when you reaction? We're getting when you were just snorting it. Can you describe the work nece the degree of pleasure. Yeah what's going on in your mind. So the first time I shot up was Roxy Thirty and now the difference between like snarky and shooting shooting heroin was a huge difference. I know and it was a huge difference between starting and shooting rockies as well but there's one one better than the other as far as enjoyment or whatever been join heroin's back she'd better Roxie are very well known as they don't have much of a rush so it's like you shoot them and yeah you feel good right away and you feel great but it's like heroin and lauded especially doubted is very very well known. As having that euphoric rush both of those are be right to say that with the the pill version. It's a a slow build to your comfort zone dose as heroin is immediate not not a slow build your comfort zone. It's just more it's just more mild all throughout whereas heroin shoot it and it's a median incomes and then kind of mellows out you know after for twenty thirty minutes and then your high for however on between you know Howard four hours depending on how good of heroin eh Kit Can you verbalize to someone who has no clue. That's as took Oprah's before I know what a couple of bike corona But can you describe the pleasure or how. You're perceiving it as pleasure when doing a blast last of of heroin needle high. I mean. This isn't something I like saying but I still always describe it as a hug from. Jesus you know I mean I'm I'm not the most religious person but when I think of what what from Jesus would be. That's what I think of is. That's not surprising. I was telling you before my buddy gave no host of the Profession Confession podcast August. Check it out He described to kind of the same way. It's just it's just protect being up everything every every bit of you know he didn't. Actually he wasn't shooting up. I think he he was. You can smoke heroin. Yeah he was smoking and I think we've got to never shot it up but it was just you know it's your problems. Melt away nothing you know nothing matters. It's just how long were you in this state on average for various based. Yeah I totally depends. I don't even know if I could give an average because it's it's like if if you get you know garbage stuff you're not really an and if you get really good stuff you're in it for you know an hour or two and then again again. It's you know you get an initial rush for a while and then it kind of mellow out into the high it will be for. You know another hour to two after that before your body tells you that you need more. Are you completely off the high at all. I'm trying to catch it. You try to time it outright. The fleet on hit that like the tank is empty. Type deal. Yeah that's one thing we never in but Yeah Yeah it's I mean. Obviously if you'd have your way every time you try to you know get more before and then you know you'd feel that you're starting to See with heroin. It's not really a comedown. It's just you know the high kind of dissipates and then a few hours after that you start getting in dope sick whereas like math and stuff as soon as the high is ending you start getting real irritable or you know. There's there's a definite come down to it whereas heroin there isn't so you're not so worried about keeping not high. I mean you'd love to keep that high. You're not so worried about keeping that in high as you are as not getting sick And that's what every addiction turns into as just a fight to not not be dope sick for the next day. Describe what being dope sick will clinically. What is it? And I'm assuming that's just when withdraw draw. So and your brain you have Mu opioid receptors and and these drugs are designed to affect. Yep Yep this is exactly what these drugs are designed to affect which is why A lot of people describe it. As you know natural highlight cannabis because we have cannabinoid I receptors. In our brain we have opioid receptors in our brain Shit where was I talking. Sometimes I want you to describe try to verbalize what that come down is and what it feels. Okay okay yeah so again. You know it's there's not much of a comedown but you start when you start getting dope sick okay. So all the heroin is left your opioid receptors tres. And then you know the sickness kind it comes on very very gradually. Okay so you start off off with I mean at least for me. Start off with a runny nose I'll start getting a little bit hot and called my skin while just feel feel really irritable. You know like we're you're sitting around and like you just feel irritable. You know I mean that's really really the only way I can describe it Does does it affect your disposition to others are you Yup Yup absolutely hurt with other people one. I mean not initially but if somebody says something that you don't like your lot more likely to you know to go off. I mean ninety ninety percent of the time that I ever yelled at he won. I was probably dose it And then after that it starts getting I mean to describe full dope sickness anyone. It's I mean it's Cliche. It's what everyone says but it's like the flu times a thousand you know it's again your whole body. Your skin feels like it's crawling so you really irritable okay Your nose is running. If you're like lane and bet you're hot and cold so you can't decide whether you need a coat or a blanket or you WanNa rip it all off it changes from the minute minute You're vomiting nonstop diarrhea like it's just a a miserable thing and then the almost the worst part about it all is anxiety that you get from it just because it's you've never had a terrible flu or something knowing that if you took this one thing you're gonNA feel great and it's going to go away so there's an intense anxiety see that comes with it. which is why I almost said that like these detox is? I've have been in jail because I knew I wasn't going to get it so that anxiety it took the took batting Zaidi away. You know those were probably the least safe detox. It's I've ever had because there's no medical attention or anything but in terms of you know anxiety they've definitely been the easiest but yeah it's just it's one thing thing that I you know. It's one of those things that you don't wish on anyone And and again when when it comes to recovery Goverry as much as I hate saying that I always gotta tell people that you know. I'm talking to are interested in getting help and everything that that's going to be the easiest part really you know it's the the real work comes after you know it's like yeah you're not dope sick any day but it's just it's you know it's one of those diseases that you truly fight for life. I just I knew somebody who just recently He Ran Very well known organization in the area and had for a long time and he ended up. Just losing that because relapse so it. It's one of those things that no matter whether you have thirty days or ten years you're Stelvio Delvin fighting for. He was in a recovery industry. Yes wow Alan was clean I I don't know I know exactly but I know that it was well over five years I sure Holy Shit probably over ten. I'm not sure shot one of the things I wanted to ask about Before we get to some. You're what you're doing the finance us Can you tell me. And with as much as you're comfortable with How does the U. Object a pill like I understand it from a basic sense but I thought they were safeguards safeguards put into there? There are some so all run. You you're just Iraq's thirty or blue thirty milligram oxycodone what you do like. Nobody listened to don't interpret this as a as a instructions on how to do this and please considering using this. Don't use it at all but this more for access. Ah I WANNA know how. It's not worth a trust me but so oxycodone is actually water soluble so so with the thirty milligram. Because there's there's a little bit of Filler in them but not much all you have to do with them as crush them up in a spoon add add water and stir it up for I. I was always really an old to make sure that I got everything soaked into it so I'd start for like a minute senator too but I mean really you know fifteen seconds and because oxycodone is water soluble then you throw a continent dried up and With those pills there'll be powder left in it and the spoon but doubts all the filler. All the Drug as soaked into the water her. What is the this is where my drug knowledge is lacking like when when they do the heat up? Something on the spoon is at that. That's let's I mean with pills especially with oxy pills that's totally That basically ruining all you're we'RE GONNA DO is burn it off but With like things like black tar heroin that is essential to burn off the cut and make it a little bit more pure just so you're not so what's your burning off is what it's been cut with to get a more pure product with the pillow doesn't apply to people a lot of people with Like China White Heroin when they won't Heat it some will some won't but With Black Tar. I mean you don't have to heat it but it's really it Kinda disgusting and you're opening yourself up to a lot more Bacteria and infections and whatnot One more thing now the other question as to people especially like parents who. Maybe don't have a lot of drug knowledge So you've mentioned a couple of different types. Black Tar heroin China white heroin. What described to me the differences of those two in if like a potential parent or spouse or somebody who's maybe using so what they can look for telltale signs of either use were types of drugs if they discover them? See I. I mean heroin the way it looks ranges so so much I mean you black tar heroin that You can almost be reflective and break off like glass almost and then you can have black tar heroin that looks you know like Ktar you know and it's really Almost kind of Gooey and whatnot and.
"heroin" Discussed on The Philly Blunt: The Podcast That Celebrates Philly
"Hey this is greg. This episode we sit down with Sherry. Honk Sherry is internationally recognized for her anti poverty advocate where she is co founder the national coordinator of the People's Economic Human Rights Campaign and Co founder of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union. She's a resident Kensington where she helped shelter. The homeless and battered women and works works with those dealing with opioid addiction. She was also the Green party vice presidential candidate in two thousand twelve sherry talks with us about her work issue surrounding Philadelphia and her experiences a homeless mother. Sherry was actually arrested earlier in the day that we met with her for this interview and we swear the helicopter you hear humming overhead in the background was some sort of surveillance silence. It actually left as soon as we wrapped up recording. Please rate review subscribe all that good stuff wherever you consume our podcast and follow us on the socials instagram twitter facebook all as Philly blunt and we hope you enjoy Hello Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the philly blunt my name's Johnny Good Times. I'm IOS Greg and we have a very highly esteemed guests guest today. She is an activist for the homeless and she's also very active in the Green Party where she was the vice presidential candidate eight the Green Party with Jill Stein in twenty twelve. We are happy to welcome the show Sherry Honcker Sherry. Welcome show welcome happy to be here tonight. Thanks for coming yeah. Congratulations graduations on getting arrested this morning. Yes at least I it was a short stay yeah. How many how many times have you been arrested. I'm thinking probably over two hundred sometimes now and there's nothin fun of a GONNA g even if it's for ten minutes with EPA the F. Word today well. I had the gas ity to talk about the fact that I think that the city of Philadelphia needs to do something about five thousand people title being cut off of two hundred dollars a month general assistance so so you so that the general system saying that's that was something something that I think the state right yeah. It's a state program but it's a everybody problem because five thousand of the ten thousand people that got cut off reside in Philadelphia and a lot of them reside in Ground Zero where I live Kensington so they said that they care about you know dealing with the the crime and the opiate crisis and that kind of stuff now. It's just like you know off the rocket. It's you know you can't go into rite aid walgreens. It's dangerous from early morning till late at night because people are just trying to like Keno steal some pork chops. Mega chips do something to live. You spent much of your youth in detention. Facilities Acidity is that correct have you always had somewhat of a taken up some issue with authority well absolutely when I saw that the the dogs were removed across the street by the SPCA and were cared for and then me and my I brother and my sisters were farmed out to other foster homes and reformatories because they didn't have better women shelters during that period in history. That's that's how young I am that I just decided that every reformer Torah they put me in. I was going to get us all back together. So every every fans hitchhiked everywhere got my family together for about ten minutes and then the authorities would come and put me back in separate me for my family so that's kind of what got you got. You started you think on this on this sort of life. Oh definitely and my heart goes out to anybody that the has a similar story to mine because it's all this conversation about what's happening on the border has been happening many different people for many many years we don't hear about outed and in particular instead of you know just didn't indigenous communities African American communities have been like separated from their children because of the whole criminalization and the whole war on drugs you know so yeah there's been lots of baby snatched from their MOMS for years and it continues now more so than ever. Oh my God here in Philadelphia. you know. I just wondered the listen to this great presentation by Dr Munch who I recommend and she talked about. There's five states. It's during the crack crisis that not one federal listening aw come. This wasn't one person like five states that was white that was arrested for crack cocaine. You didn't get federal charges and I said Oh my God that it just can't be it in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania was one of those so I was absolutely shocked so now when you see these kajillions dollars ars coming in under the opiate crisis right and you know you know my heart goes out to and I love many recovering opiate users isn't that kind of stuff but they didn't do that for African American community and and right now they're six hundred black women women that I can't get into shelter in Philadelphia and nobody is looking at the twenty million coming into town to house white heroin addict families and close the women's shelter. which was you you know? Predominantly all African American women do you for the cities given up on Kensington. They just let let it ride because I was there not too long ago and it just feels like I saw cops down down there. They don't there's there's no interaction with the with the people it's almost like just do you want. It's definitely a free for all I you know. I've heard some rumors some good things that might be happening. I definitely am a first responder you you know because any given more morning or night or whatever there might be somebody that just like you know passes out. you know like I was is on Kensington and allegheny and a person was just like passed out in the middle of the street and the Carson stop or anything like that so I just get. I I get out of the car and there's not a lot of people that do that. I think most people can't even comprehend what Cain looks like right now because once they got rid of them encampment along avenue which I just realized because I recently Tropez Lehigh avid seems like they did that so they could build on. They're building condos or it looks like along the railroad own so you can't have that in there but any thoughts Johnny Kane eggs my grandmom lose its second in allegheny so I have to go up there and can Kensington allegany is just. I just can't even imagine what it looks like right. Now between there's trash everywhere and there's just people nodding out passed out everywhere. It's like a movie scene. Unfortunately unfortunately it's not do you think you know in terms of talking about the same kind of thing we've been. There's been a lot of talk about the safe injection sites. Are you somebody you're you're there. You're on the front lines. You see this every day and you deal with it every day. With what you do you see that as any. Is there any sense. I hope that comes with that or do you think that's another failed government policy well you. You really have to ask about Why are they not putting it in Rittenhouse square her you know a doctor said to me Sherry. If this is really a healthcare issue. Why aren't they going to have the safe injection site be at Piscopo hospital where there's no fear around going in and stereotypes or police sitting at the door wondering why you're going into hospital but the fact that they're building this separate place and the fact that I'm saying allowed how'd former Mayor Rendell is the chair of the board and sister. Mary and a bunch of other folks folks. I get a lot of corporate dough. are on the board. I would just ask that I. I just really think that it's about something else and every three so for me. It's more about the place because you know I see heroin addiction as a medical problem and and a medical spiritual you know there's a it's a bigger longer issue. It's definitely a part of the health health crisis in this country three but you know the fact that they're proposing it two blocks from my house and absolutely nobody has has a say about it and so you know and they know. I lived there so they're just slake. I'm a problem you know poverty and homelessness Muslims. It's not a sexy issue anymore. I was for a hot minute in the eighties and now you have all these crazy big. That's right live aid and all this jazz. Ask you know now. There's nothing cares zero. It's late. Yo everything is bad in the world. Good luck cute and you know you mentioned it earlier and you know we shouldn't have to pick what we focus on or not. I think we should be concerned about all these things but for whatever reason there's just this insane focus on the border where a lot of things are happening but why does why do you think that is that things that are are actually happening in our city. Don't really get any traction they did. There's no news is very little news about it. Unless somebody's you know even if somebody gets shot it's just sort of so so got shot and that's the end of the there's no indepth reporting about why do you. What do you think that is because they'd have our city would have a huge problem? we've never given sanctuary.
"heroin" Discussed on KTOK
"I love love people who are open to discovering new things and people who are taking charge of themselves she her story is she was a heroin addict she was you know raped when she was you know in her teens and just I mean she is had one bad thing after another so yeah she screwed up but boy she's more sane than most people I know I think imagine for a minute that you're sitting at your computer maybe you're checking your email looking up recipes for the week whatever it is you're trying to change the hearts and minds by posting your latest philosophical epiphany on Twitter so you can find your meaning whatever it is there's someone standing behind you watching over your shoulder the kind of thing that bothers you and you can feel it you can feel somebody is sitting next year behind you and you can just feel them you're like dude what is wrong this is what I'm describing what I'm describing is what happens to you every time you get online with a wifi connection were really anytime you get online with Google they're just watching their standing there if you don't have a virtual private network or VPN installed somebody is watching you not only the companies but cyber criminals as well they want to track your browsing activities they are trying to block companies from you to see and cyber criminals are seeing all of your information all you have to do is log in once they run it in the background and they got everything they need Norton secure.
"heroin" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"I love love people who are open to discovering new things and people who are taking charge of themselves she her story is she was a heroin addict she was you know raped when she was you know in her teens and just I mean she has had one bad thing after another so yeah she screwed up but boy she's more sane than most people I know I think imagine for a minute that you're sitting at your computer maybe you're checking your email looking up recipes for the week whatever it is you're trying to change the hearts and minds by posting your latest philosophical epiphany on Twitter so you can find your meaning whatever it is there's someone standing behind you watching over your shoulder the kind of thing that bothers you and you can feel it you can feel somebody is that next year behind you and you can just feel them you're like dude what is wrong this is what I'm describing what I'm describing is what happens to you every time you get online with a wifi connection or really any time you get online with Google they're just watching their standing there if you don't have a virtual private network or VPN installed somebody is watching you not only the companies but cyber criminals as well they want to track your browsing activities they are trying to block companies from you to see and cyber criminals are seeing all of your information all you have to do is log in once they run it in the background and they got everything they need Norton secure.
"heroin" Discussed on KOMO
"Of that truck was arrested for alleged drunk driving reporting live Carly Johnson come on you while never a good time for that but yet today is about as bad as you can imagine for that public health officials in king county see overdose deaths from methamphetamine now surpassing heroin deaths deaths for prescription drug abuse and heroin at about the same rate as last year the math and fentanyl deaths have risen bread find good with king county public health lost his brother to a heroin overdose excellent job in a bank he was doing well for himself and nobody knew there is an issue until one day we got a phone call from the hospital that he had died Seattle The Seattle Times reports that last year four hundred fifteen king county residents died from drug or alcohol use up for three hundred seventy nine in two thousand seventeen this in a report released yesterday by public health so far a twenty nineteen there but a hundred eighty one likely or confirm drug overdose deaths in king county opioid prescription writing is down dramatically so why are so many still dying from using the powerful drugs as the most right cover tells us it's likely because a lot more the substances are coming from the streets Dr Monique Jones is an addiction specialist at Oregon health and science university she blames a rise in deaths on the unknown they're having more and more of the peel is especially things like her one that are being laced with these since the synthetics and the Sentinel final and the analogs are a hundred times more potent than morphine thirty to fifty times more potent than Harel that's camp strong with the US drug enforcement agency says they're stepping up efforts to find the synthetic opioid supplies in the black market those who buy these drugs can never be certain what's inside and is often times deadly deadly because you don't know what you're getting there's no quality control Brian Calvert komo news coming up safe parking for Seattle's homeless I'm Corwin hate what was wants to be a large single locked will now spread city.
"heroin" Discussed on Dad Does Drugs
"I'm only bought through dealers. Yeah just to clarify for people the the visit distinction between decriminalizing leising and legalizing decriminalizing as in Portland. Several places elsewhere is to say you will not get a criminal record and you will not be sent to prison for possession of this drug but legalizing says right we will legalize it. We will solid L.. It like how call legalize. It doesn't mean free fall it means regulating we will regulate we will sell it like our call or tobacco something like that now. Clearly if you decriminalize you still lead the supply of drugs. In the hands of criminals drugs will still be impure and young people still not know what strength the drug is that they've just bought so that still leaves a lot of potential danger to young people. If you legalize you take away that danger by saying okay you can't overdose. You can overdose on anything anything but this is the recommended amount. This is how you should be using it and this is how we're going to sell it so it probably probably would reduce the harm would increase the use. Initially but you know in this country now an awful lot of people snort coke or use Xia we cans the idea that legalizing it will make a whole lot. More people use it. I'm not sure about that. I never I don't think they would ever ever be a flood towards use of heroin. People know that herring cam messy life up royally whether it's legal or illegal. It's it's a very I it seems to be. Shall we say a very addictive substance. A lot of people Ashley Ashley you know. You're taking away the frontier of all. Let's go behind the bike. shed and try a cigarette. Let's go behind the bike. Sheridan you know smoke a spliff it. It's sometimes things we've more attractive. They are illegal yeah. I'm sure part of the appeal is the sort of slightly illegal rigmarole of and the setup and the setting of all isn't it you know so I'm sure that that is an appeal and it's glamorized in movies and things has a sort of rock and roll mystique speak about it. Although heroin use has been put in movies of see trainspotting for me as a youngster in the ninety s and that was a big one. Didn't necessarily glamorize it and I've always had you know whenever I've heard of her and I've never I've never thought of as an appealing thing to to try and like other drugs which just sort of do seem attractive. So what happened to your son. Then how how did he and that during heroin again. He was in that generation. That came out of school. I suppose it was the mid nineties. I don't know when it was. Oh she's forty one now so it would have been about that. Unfortunately he he he did Try Drugs it's now. I was quite surprised. She tried drugs when I found out. I said Tim look the problem. You're facing with drugs. Is there a legal Michael and you could get picked up and get a criminal record and be. They're not for Mr boots the pharmacists. So you don't know what you're buying. I never four minute. I thought he would go on to use heroin and he went on in a way by what software regarded as a classical progression and he went to dealer. He was getting some cannabis on the dealer. Hadn't gotten in said try to this and he did try a bit of heroin and he. He said that he only used very rarely but he's started using it on a maybe on a Saturday and then on a Wednesday and then on a Friday and a Saturday and it grew the his addiction wasn't instant by the time I found out about it was well addicted. He was picked up a drug dealers house and the police arrested has to him. And he said to me if I've Ram arrested search my room that's all he said to me on the phone he rang me. They let let him ring he was either now. Eighteen nineteen US both anyway. I searched his room and I found loads of tin four with these brown lines on which would completely meaningless to me. I had no idea what they were. I thought people injected heroin. I never for minute thought it was her and and I found some. I'm green liquid in the bottle. which was Methadone? But I didn't know at the time so it was all a bit of a shock when the police released him on bail to find that he was addicted to heroin. An we went through all the typical things you we went through all the kind of what. How can we get? How what can we do? It was very very little help at the time. This much more while it's not as available now but this much more you can find out and I went to the doctor and he said he knew nothing about heroin addiction and so we were in a tough place and we. You're lucky enough to be able to afford to send him to places but he didn't stay anywhere and he was prosecuted for being involved in the supply apply of Ecstasy. Socially that meant he was buying it and selling it to his friends. Now how big a deal he was. I don't know I'm not trying to minimize it. Because if ever I hear parents say he got him with the wrong crowd all she had the wrong sort of boyfriend no with very rare exceptions. Nobody forced your child to take drugs. They took them. They knew they know the consequences. Okay they young and their daring but we can't blame other people for these things and so he became very addicted he he got an opportunity to be detox by the state. He walked out on that. He walked out on several expensive things that we paid for like the priory and clouds house. Malysz sort of range of stuff. All I realize how severely addicted he was and he eventually went to prison for. Aw that ecstasy Charge but he got an extra six months being caught in possession of crack and heroin Fizeau News. I think he was the first person where we live to be picked up for crack. That's wonderful no to fame and it was very very difficult. I always believed that. You know if you find out the right information nation throw your resources in it. It's going to work but that's not true in the end. When he came out of prison the first time I realized he was still addicted for what he used to tell me when he was still imprisoned and that was if there was any heron on the block he was obsessing about it all the time time which told me that cycle by this time I trained in sort of counseling? It told me that psychologically he was still very addicted hid and so we started buying his heroin and people shock tonight don programs about it and people have done phone ins. And how could you do for this church old and things but I just feel. You don't know what you're GONNA do until you're dealing with the problem you you can't divorce your child if your child falls off a horse to abandon them and if your child tries drugs and they become addicted to abandon anthem. I was lucky enough to have the resources to be able to buy heroin for him. And so I suppose I did where I regarded regarded was harm minimization. I thought our papers Herron. That'll keep him out of prison. He won't robbing are the people he won't be selling drugs to other the people he won't be living off the tax payer in prison and I didn't see prisoners doing any good so we paid for his heroin his drug swipe up till the summer I suppose. Is he back in prison now. He is not straightforwardly for that he was involved in a car accident in which he The other driver was killed. Uh on a motorbike. He wasn't under the influence of drugs at the time but drugs were involved. It's is complicated and obviously it's probably too detailed to discuss but drugs were involved. It's drugs that have ended him up. He was coming over to me to get money to buy drugs. I told him not to. He did an he had an accident. His children were in the car. They were fine but the other driver Washington awesome ten. Let's pin a terrible terrible shock and we've had a terrible time and he's now in prison on his actually doing quite well which surprises Mrs May but he is on. He's off drugs his own sub. You tykes. He's trained as a drug mental. He's working in the library's I be doing lots of things. But unfortunately it's those of his left outside and he's got two step children and three children under five and his His partner also has quite lot problem. So it's managing the family rather than managing my son at the moment some so the nature of the problems changed. I mean people have asked me. How did you school drugs and in what was it like meeting heroin dealers and not human things? Well they were just so people you know just like anybody else I I guess they don't all want round with a gun onto their arm and you know lots them of paying for their own addiction by selling drugs and of course I stupidly. Thought we would be able to win. my son off drugs by Eking. Now what we gave him an reducing it. But you can't do that simply because what you buy day one might be twenty percent what you buy day to you might be temps and so to try and regulate what you're doing is almost impossible. Yeah I read recently about reading a bit about addiction and Professor David Nutt written about your friend right. Then he's Afar pharmacologist psychopharmacologists famous for being the one that was sacked by the government. Gave them information that they come up to talk to. My students in February comes up as well. He Yeah he'd written a sort of saying addiction is a disease the you know This is his explanation of a bit like a long term. Chronic illness like like asthma. Where for most you know if you get it under control you can live for years with the under control? But there's the possibility of having sort of episodes where it flares up again. And so I suppose do you have that feeling looking for you saying you son son sort of seems to be doing well. Ju still have that thought. We can't really plan for a future for him because you don't know quite how it's GonNa go us us of course. Because when he when he comes out to prison he would have had two spells in prison a lifelong addiction. Terron who's going to employ him and that's the problem is highly skilled in. It things he can do three D. websites and everything but he's he's not a good employment prospect because of House. You're GONNA get references. How's it going to see the it's that kind of thing? We didn't didn't just pay for his heroin quiz. Lots of people sort of saved me for what you're going to pay his home for. Why didn't you pay for detox is? Yeah we did all Why didn't you pay for courses? Yeah we did that too. And he's he's highly skilled in it. He's imaginative and intelligent. And all those sort of things but if he comes out it doesn't get a job or he's rejected by his children which he absolutely adores lives for. I don't know what will happen. I don't know just I was. I'm an incredible optimist which yeah but I am. I always traveled. Hopefully and you know had a letter from my son recently where he said Mum. I want to say that you'd be my best friend and you've been parents that you've been outstanding parents. If I could be half the parent to my children that you've been to me. I will feel proud of myself a nice. Oh Yeah and I have stuck with you because you're my child and you know a murderer. Okay he has had an accident and somebody has died. But he's not a murderer or rapist or charm. Lester he's just blooming addict for God what's Ike and. He came out of school at a time when we were dealing with this. Sort of Post Thatcher deindustrialization and also the post Afghanistan heroin boom in this country. Now I'm not blaming those things he's got brain in his head. He didn't have to do it but it was..
"heroin" Discussed on Dad Does Drugs
"Hello yes hello yes fantastic. Good excellent right recording all of this. So if you're happy for me to just blather on and then have a bit. Not Not with me. That's great and so I am such in one studio and sue prices a different one and we don't know each other and I know what soon looks like but I don't I think she unless you googled me than I don't think she's got any idea what I look like. I don't know what you look like though I feel ashamed that haven't been too but it's it's not my first thought to Google people. No I'm not really what you're cool. Social Media Savvy Right Well Yeah I've got a social media presence but not much of one and I think if you Google me a picture of me wearing a cycle helmet during a thing for sport relief about five years ago so anyway That's by the by. The reason that we're speaking to each other is because I went to my first ever academic symposium a couple of months ago so this was November of two thousand eighteen and it was called the street drugs in the big smoke perspective and policy and it was in London at London Metropolitan University and First Speaker Auto. Maybe second second speaker was an professor sue price and and I took lots of notes sue so if you had to your rights about five or six rows back you would have seen. I was quite keen and excited at writing. Tear family or doing your youtube. I'm I'm used to students. Yes well I was writing with a with a pen on some actual paper rather than typing into a phone or something and I did text a couple of times to my wife. WHO's an academic in a completely different field to you saying I'm really enjoying this universities for that forgotten about it so I was quite taken and I enjoyed your talk and I'd love at kind of taught you now? Maybe you can sort of run through some of those things sort of about the the history and the politics around Drug Prohibition and why drugs are banned all over the world and how that came to be and then your view on whether you think that's working or not and and the other thing that you sort of dropped in and didn't really elaborate on a knocked was that you have a son in prison who's a heroin addict and has been for many years and you had to buy heroin for him and and so on over the years and was sort of staggered that you did mention that as a as an aside would love. If you don't mind me asking you to talk about that no I don't mind talking about it Obviously it's been quite an important Theme in my life because my son has been renewed for twenty one years now probably slightly longer but anyway twenty one years sounds long enough. So we'll stick that gosh or maybe maybe we'll come to that in a minute and Because I'm sure it was sort of weaves leaves in in in the story of your life so your your professor criminologist sort of by trade. I'm in politics right art. I'm in school politics here at the University of Nottingham and I've taught British politics American politics but my son's uh-huh drug use kind of pushed me in a different direction and I was teaching here but training to be a substance. Misuse counsellor vaunt to be voluntary counselor. Because at that particular time I think my son was probably in prison then must been yeah twenty twenty one years ago and I became more interested and then I thought well I would quite like to go work in prison as a drug counselor so I started to kind of train and move in that direction and then I happened to meet somebody I think he's now. LLC Professor Ed Page and he he was our externally said. Why don't you teach something on politics drugs? And that kind of got me interested. And I moved from looking at prime minister's advisory systems and presidentialization in American politics. An American political thought into drug politics takes which I found extremely interesting. I've taught it at postgraduate level A module called NOCCO terrorism awesome and a ton graduate level. I teach politics and drugs which has been a have to say enduringly popular. I'm I'm not claiming that popularity comes as a result of my teaching. It's more a result of the interest in something thing that both person and up to date Relevant and of interest to students anyway Wyoming Myo drugs banned. How come you can drink our call and people get drunk in the street and pick fights and end up walking round with half the it closed off and wing indoor ways and vandalizing people's gardens and things? How come that can happen and yet you can't? Legally I smoke. Things like cannabis were or take x to see where you dance all night go home sleep it off. So it's obviously of interest to students us and I remember student actually saying want what I found really interesting and I never even even thought about was the impact of prohibition on countries where they produce drugs and it it covers lots of different things things and therefore it is both relevant Scott political theory and international relations and comparative politics. It's got all all of that kind of thing in it. We look at gender the idea of women and drugs and why is it different. Should we legalize. Shouldn't we legalize. What are the various harm reduction? Policies that country's a beginning to adopt costs of drug policy in terms of young people's life in prison costs in terms of using impure substance so on and so forth. It covers a lot of things that are very. We seem to be very much of interest to thirty politics. Students who've done things like theories of politics individual in the state relationship between a human rights civil rights drugs international relations global politics it covers. There's a lot of areas as well as touching on obviously economics and Your in sociology. And I guess students or you just young people while most of us probably sort of just feel slightly connected to the world of drugs you you know it's yes on your doorstep in it and it's a bit notorious. It's kind of a nice visceral Aubenas people with doing something. Yeah it's something that's illegal and I'm not saying every students using drugs but a lot of students either have fused them to use them on other people who use them are found interesting for them. I think that's why they sign up for the multiple. Yeah I've I have only rarely come to reading about The war on drugs and Different People's view on drug policies and things in the last few months and I feel feel like it's one of those things once you've let the genie bottle you can't you can't not know it anymore and then it sort of strikes you as just crazy all of these drug laws. Those are still being backed up by governments and law enforcement agencies But they just don't seem to work anywhere is such a huge cost as well to was the tax payers. Why have we learned the drugs that we've banned Now see that's the interesting thing. Logic with tellers hallowes that we ban drugs because they're dangerous to the individual and I always grew up with the idea that if you used heroin even want to instantly became addicted. I also believed the two would kill you now both of those things apart truths but but you can also become addicted to alcohol tobacco so y choose heroin. What what was it about her? And well basically if you look at the long before international drug control which starts in nineteen o nine long before that country's had banned one or other substance but they tended to allow some substances recreational drinking all some places it might might've been has she or cannabis or opium smoking sector but gradually you get industrialization and you get people mining machinery and people have to have their alcohol. Curbed that period you get the growth of the prohibition movement in many countries around the turn of the nineteenth century then we get into the twentieth century. Why is it that it's McCain cannabis and opium or opium based at drugs to band not our Colin Tobacco? Well again you look could the countries who were the most powerful at that turn of the century time and they were the producers of our Colin Tobacco and they they also Wanted Trade with China on China was in the photos of an opium epidemic and was very close to outside trade. So Britain fought the first drug wars forcing China to accept our opium and then uh by the turn of the century we start banning the three plant based drugs. Those were the main drugs that time and then from then on. It's just just you know blossomed from every new drug that's created almost is and certainly in this country it's true since the new psychoactive Substances Act. Every new drug is more or less banned on so you can have our Colin Tobacco unless you're living in in one of the country's ban alcohol but not much else on gut has benefited the Western world without doubt world. And it's not the only reason I mean that's that's an economic explanation for this kind of moral crusade about it. As well as the funds is well what happens in countries. Is you prohibit something. That's what's the law then you reinforce it by all sorts of social norms. So we'll grow up. I'm talking about myself here. Believing how dangerous injures the Prohibited Drugs were and although most people even when I was at university in the seventies thought that cannabis was not very dangerous. It was still very tabu now. A lot of that change now. People realize that actually all drugs drugs dangerous. I say this to my students all the time. There's no such thing as a danger. Free drug lots of things in life dangerous but cannabis is not more dangerous. Say Than our call. Our call is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world if not the most dangerous drug in the world so so you have to then start saying well why do we force people to Sir. What do we say to people? If you want to relax chill you you know get out of it. Whatever it is people get from drugs? Then why are you allowed to do the only without coal not with say smoking. You split sitting home passing split frowning. Getting the munchies eating chocolate so are not for one minute saying the drugs are harmless. Yes all links between cannabis and psychosis but whether cannabis causes psychosis is far from proven. It's it's something that there is a coincidence of occurrence of psychosis and cannabis use in people people of the same age But it doesn't necessarily say it's causal there is a link there is a connection does making things illegal does it look like it. Slows People's interest in them. I don't know there will always dot will always be part of it. How how do I know that it does deter people on that much as I hate to admit it government survive on this when we had the method Trojan Fuss? If you remember a few years ago everybody was saying young people using Methadone because it was legal and it was legal. Then the government bandit of people still use it but it's called underground. It's got expensive but at the time it does show show you that some people who perhaps wouldn't've use drugs would use them if they would legal and that is obviously a bit of a worry but is it any more worry than using alcohol. I mean I don't use any drugs. I don't use our coal or any illegal talks. I've never felt the need fit but I do understand other people do feel that need. Yeah and I. I saw feel when I've heard people talk about. And they give a give other examples of countries that have decriminalized or are legalizing some substances. And they say oh. It doesn't look like there's any great upsurge of uptake of young people suddenly trying I sort of feel like I don't know if I could see that being the same in the UK because it seems like we are a nation of binge drinkers and big Friday nights and Hindus. And what have you not sort of thing. If he suddenly made party drugs legal there'd be thousands more people going out that weekend and using them but then I do think that those things would even out over time and with a bit of changing of the culture around how you use drugs and What you use them for than it might be more sensible to have them legal and know what they were and have them regulated than have them?.
"heroin" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"A doctor said tell they ask you about an argument that I've heard made and I am interested in about the difference in the way America treats the opioid epidemic and the way that we treated the cocaine epidemic of the nineteen eighties the crack cocaine epidemic. The argument has been made that the different shows that America is essentially racist that we treated the the crack epidemic is a crime wave and we treat the current opioid epidemic as a public health crisis. Do you think that has to do with race? Do you think that has to do with the drug itself or the behavior of people who are on the drug to attribute that distinction? Well, I think there are a number, and I and I do think it's a little hard to ignore the racial element. I do think that that is something to do with it for sure also now we're talking twenty even thirty years later. Remember to crack epidemic was in the. You know, mid eighties to early nineties, and and that was a time where incarceration rates and the absence of approaches with quite high. Now, there's so much incarceration fatigue and drug war weariness, then I think that has also a large impact on the house side he wants to approach this. So that even if someone does shop list, not that they shouldn't be accountable for that is a crime, but to us would call diversion program. So instead of incarcerating people they're sent to a kind of institution called the drug court where they remain outpatient, and they go to treatment of the judges very involved, and they drop ideally, they dropped the charges. Once the program is completed and there is a Bantu to kind of behavioral strategy where there are swift and certain, but not severe consequences. If people given a. A year in that who's struggling it, or miss appointments? So it's real behavior shaping, and then there's another element which is bad, especially in these smaller towns where the problem did begin with with weights. And then when heroin did come into some of these places, I mean, as I mentioned in southeast Ohio sale on a heroin here at all until the cotton started becoming in other, and it's not just Oxycontin. It's like it in her cassette. All these other prescription opioids, but as I mentioned around two thousand ten when they became rarer, you know, heroin fill fill the vacuum. But in these small towns everyone's wanting degree of separation away from someone who's died or is struggling with addiction. There's an intimacy here in a familiarity in a kind of I think sympathies that you don't really see in a big city. So so the cops they know they practically no almost everyone who's overdose. Because you know, it's their colleague or their high school. You know, someone they went to high school with and and I think that kind of that kind of closeness to the problem. Also breed more of a sense of of you know, more of a therapeutic mentality than a putative one. Well, thanks so much for joining the show, Dr Satele, that's all that's a lot of information for us to mull over and I'm really appreciative because we're all kind of watching this from afar people don't know too much about the opioid epidemic or or how to deal with it. In your information is really valuable so thanks so much for joining the Ben Shapiro show. Thank you so much. Well, coming up, we're gonna be talking about a brand new study that suggests that millennials may have it, right? When it comes to dating first. Let's talk about the tax problem..