12 December 2007

Or... just call me crazy...

You could avoid... using crack.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

You could avoid... using crack.

Oh, you clearly haven't heard of the thing called addiction. It's a crippling, all-consuming, compulsive need for a substance, even when the use of said substance is known to be harmful. You see son, people who are addicted have great difficulty quiting the substances to which they are addicted. Sometimes it is better - for the sake of overall public health - to give these people advice so that they can avoid spreading diseases that can hurt as all.

Yes, it's not a perfect world, and sometimes we do what we can to make little changes even if we can't make the big ones.

Now brush your teeth and go to bed.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anony-mouse pompously exclaims... Oh, you clearly haven't heard of the thing called addiction"

and you, my whiny friend, clearly haven't heard of a thing called the cult of victimhood.

or a thing called willpower. or a thing called character. or a thing called...

what's the use... you're not gonna get any of this... are you?

you go suck on that magical pipe, deadhead... we'll let darwin take care of everything else.

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Anonymous said...

'Avoid sharing a crack pipe' - Geez, I better write that one down and put it on the fridge!

anon 1252 sounds like a self righteous ass straight from our esteemed university campuses. He likes to look down on the addicted and speak for them.

Anonymous said...

anon 1252 is an idiot...
period

Anonymous said...

anon @12:52 must be on the 'board' of one of those crack houses and has done the homework to ensure that the funding continues...such compassion, such understanding, such enabling.

That or very good sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

Riiiiight. I'm pompous and out of touch, because I advocate for policies that reduce harm overall.

I don't look down on the addicted, I accept that it's better to address community health even if we can't fix addiction right away. It's called realism over idealism.

What are your alternatives, guys? How do you cure drug addiction immediately? Longer jail sentences? Tell the addicts to get some willpower and stop being victims? I'm sure no one has tried any of that before.

Neo's suggestion here was the height of retardation. Next time I run into a pamphlet advising people to smoke crack, I'll let him have this one. In the meantime, just grow old quietly and with dignity.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon wonders... How do you cure drug addiction immediately?"

you don't cure drug addiction... period.

it's a choice, dufus.

you choose whether or not to get high... to fill your body with a dangerous substance. it's not... in any way, shape or form... my responsibility to try to "save you".

and guess what... nobody said it would be easy.

so suck it up and choose.

ps... if you think a scummy crackhead is gonna read a university study and alter their behaviour... you really do have your head up your ass.

newsflash... if these lost souls could make smart choices... they wouldn't be sucking on the deathpipe in the first place.

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Anonymous said...

Wow. And who looks down on the addicted, neo?

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon gasps... Wow. And who looks down on the addicted, neo?"

puh-leeese... not to harsh your mellow, man... but how many crack whores are you bringin' home for xmas dinner this year?

if you're on your knees in some dark alley, givin' five dollar blowjobs to unwashed strangers... to finance your next hit on the pipe... chances are you're not worried about getting anybodys respect.

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Reg said...

Safety tip from Mitchieville:

Avoid sharing used condoms.

You're welcome,

Reg

Neo Conservative said...

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Wow. And who looks down on the horny, reg?

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jonathan said...

I used to be all in favour of the harm reduction approach - until I spent a summer in Amsterdam. It's nasty, I can assure you. What you get when you facilitate and subsidize drug use ... is MORE drug use. Sorry, but that it is what it is. Also, addiction is way way overstated. Crack is not physically addictive. Even heroin is not particularly addictive - don't take it from me, take it from Theodore Dalrymple, a psychiatrist who spent a lifetime working in British jails. Surprised? I was, too. Heroin withdrawal is apparently no worse than the flu. Now the problems that get people shooting up in the first place, that is the hard nut to crack. But I don't think Neo is off base in calling for people to be held responsible for their actions. Keeping people in perpetual victimhood infantilizes them and does nothing to help, IMO.

Neo Conservative said...

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"jonathan says... Keeping people in perpetual victimhood infantilizes them and does nothing to help"

lucid and to the point.

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