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Saw a bunch of protestors on my way to a meeting :)

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by romananthonysmama, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. romananthonysmama

    romananthonysmama Active Contributor

    I thought that this was so cool! The town I go to meetings in has arranged a group against heroin. They were out protesting with signs, and they even were giving out bracelets. It is a movement to take back over their town, and it was just so inspiring. It felt so good to see that with so many deaths in our area lately. I feel like every week there is a new fatality, so by seeing people standing up and creating change, it just felt so awesome. I really hope they remain as successful as they have been, because I know they've already saved so many people!
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  2. rabst

    rabst Active Contributor

    I'm not seeing the whole picture here; they were protesting ... what, that heroine-dealers are making their stuff too-expensive?

    :p I know; that heroine-dealers have had sort of a monopoly in the market there (or something), right?

    Anyway--like I said about "rehabilitation" (that it's about 'Getting You BACK INTO SOCIETY' the right way)--you don't end the heroine-market by "stopping it," but by 'starting something-else'---a fitness-center, a daycare, a library ...
  3. jeremy2

    jeremy2 Community Champion

    If the local administration has failed to act,then it's imperative for the locals to rise up and demand change.Where i come from,that is the norm where we usually raid drug dens to flush out the drug peddlers since most of the time,the cops seem complacent.We have to safeguard the future of our children at whatever cost.
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  4. Mackmax

    Mackmax Active Contributor

    This is great! It's sad that the people have to take the matter into their own hands, the officials should've done something about this a long time ago. Its amazing that a community can come together to make a positive change, they're saving lives! Hopefully the officials will listen and help as well! :)
  5. rabst

    rabst Active Contributor

    My "Sympathy for the Devil"-instincts wanted to say 'maybe the officials hadn't helped yet because they're not "loved" like the protective members-of-the-family they ARE'; but "the truth" is probably something closer to 'they don't CARE about anything but THAT THEY GET PAID, and they only want to "protect" what they own.'
  6. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    I agree do whatever it takes to stand up for and get the word out. People must show that they are against that kind of thing. This is what all towns should do, and keep doing it. Get, and keep this sort of thing out of reach of their kids. If not it will only grow, and destroy.
  7. ryan0039

    ryan0039 Active Contributor

    It's good that people are making a stand against it. I have been in towns where the police aren't doing enough to fix the situation and not involving themselves with it at all which is just wrong--I agree completely with jeremy2. It's imperative for the locals in an area to make a stand when officials are not.
  8. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    Really the cops are paid by the citizens of that town. So yes make them accountable for not doing there job. If we don't preform well at our jobs we either get a warning to do better or fired. The same should apply to a police officer or the whole damn department for that matter.
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  9. AFKATafcar

    AFKATafcar Community Champion

    Without getting into politics or anything, that's a pretty cool gathering of local citizens protesting against something that threatens most of them. It sounds like they protested the right way and didn't hamper daily life in the community. I commend any group of protesters that doesn't wreak havoc or cause problems in a given community. I wish I was there to witness something like that!
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  10. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    That's very nice of them! Every community should be united like this and have educational movements. This is very inspiring and cool. It's better than lazily sitting at your home in front of your PC.
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  11. NikkiDesrosiers

    NikkiDesrosiers Senior Contributor

    I think that even though it won't stop the problem a group like that creates awareness of a problem. One of the reasons that drugs get out of control in any community is a lack of awareness that there is even a problem.
  12. Metalhead

    Metalhead Member

    As good as their intentions may be, I don't see how protesting would improve the situation. Protesting something legal and immoral gives results, but protesting something both immoral and illegal wouldn't change much, it's not like users and dealers care a lot about morality.
  13. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    Drug deals and the likes need a wake up call. As long as good people turn a blind eye it will continue. By taking a stand and saying no more not here. You are sending a message we will weed you out. You aren't going to destroy our town, and our kids. I like this saying. The world will not be destroyed by evil doers it will be destroyed because good people did not to stop it.
  14. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    Whilst the idea is commendable, I'm not sure how much good is done by simply protesting against it. In my city, we have a needle exchange where users can go to dispose of their old needles and get new ones. They are also given advice on how to take drugs more safely and how to get onto a methadone program. Since the centre opened, there have been far fewer drug-related deaths recorded in our city.
  15. romananthonysmama

    romananthonysmama Active Contributor

    Hey everyone! Just as an update, the group is now stronger than ever! The group originated in a small town near me, and it now has almost five THOUSAND supporters! They've gotten signatures on various petitions, they're informing people on Narcan seminars, and the founder of the group is an angel! She actually personally seeks out available beds for those in need, which is such a big help because so many people around here need help, but they can't find beds available. It gives me hope that someone is standing up against this epidemic. I think it is so honorable that everything the group does is for free. They even hand out free merchandise supporting the cause which I'm sure costs them money to make. Some people are a truly blessing and proof that there are still good people out there!
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  16. karmaskeeper

    karmaskeeper Community Champion

    That is great news. Glad to see more people are joining together. Now that is how things get done. Yes it does make a person feel like all is not lost in this some times hopeless world.
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  17. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    I'm glad that something was done in your town. Some places aren't as fortunate to have such a community of people that would be willing to act on a bad situation. Hopefully it grows to a point beyond just awareness and it does some actual change via programs and maybe even some law changes, but it certainly sounds like a great start to a good solution, to say the least.
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  18. orangesunset

    orangesunset Active Contributor

    The principle of AA is attraction rather then promotion. Personally I think narcotics should be legalized, and allow people to make their own decisions. Also if it was legalized people would see first hand the consequences of taking drugs. In most places where drugs have been legalized ussage has dropped.

    AA is a self help program, and it doesn't try and force its views on others.
  19. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    Oh wow, so they actually help addicts then? From your original post, I though they were just standing there with banners saying "Dealers Out" or something. Well, that's my opinion changed! I bet there's a lot of people out there who have never had anyone to help them so it's actually really heartwarming to read that someone does care.
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  20. rabst

    rabst Active Contributor

    Are there any people who 'stoke the flames' of heroine-addiction MORE than heroine-dealers? Who else stands to profit? (Does heroine give you the munchies, or is that just pot that does that?)
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