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 Post subject: Re: Drugs
PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:54 am 
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[quote author=dallas alice link=board=general;num=1062243060;start=75#76 date=11/13/03 at 14:07:31] by far the most damaging drug in any of our nations is alcohlol - this stuff is legal yet results in millions of lost working hours ( hangover ) per year , it destroys familys, results in aggressive behavior swamping hospital resources on weekends - yet is perfectly legal. [/quote]<br><br>I agree.  I can't stand drunk people and the dumb things they do.  <br>

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 5:31 am 
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Drugs are good for people who like them...simple isnt it?


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I don't use drugs but I do listen to Drukqs ;)<br><br> -/dr_grogg<br><br>

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:45 pm 
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The shocking face of addiction - two photos, seven months apart
10:03, October the 12th, 2019

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The photos of Cody Bishop were taken just seven months apart.

A US mother has posted on social media a shocking photo of her son decimated by heroin and meth.

Jennifer Salfen-Tracy has taken to Facebook to show the effects of addiction on Cody Bishop in photos taken just seven months apart.

The mother from Missouri says Bishop is living rough in Las Vegas and that she hasn't heard from him in two weeks.

"Hearing how bad he is doing is hard but not hearing at all is worse. The unknown is what makes a person not sleep at night," wrote Salfen-Tracy.

Salfen-Tracy admits she was hesitant on posting publicly.


"I have learned along this path that so many people and families deal with the same heartache but just do not talk about it.

"This is a true issue in our world today that we need to pull together and focus on to fix instead of the government worrying about and spending all their money on throwing each other under the bus."

The post has attracted a massive response with over 19,000 comments and 48,000 shares at the time of writing.

"This is not just a problem that my family faces but almost everyone knows someone who has a drug/heroin addiction. I pray for strength for those suffering and healing for their families and friends."

Salfen-Tracy finishes with a simple message.

"Cody if you see this please call us ... we love you."

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 Post subject: Re: Drugs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:01 pm 
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Meth 'swamping' New Zealand as prices hit record lows
JOHN WEEKES·05:00, Oct 08 2019

Plunging methamphetamine prices in spite of massive seizures indicate the highly addictive drug is overwhelming New Zealand, a narcotics expert says.

Meth is selling for record low prices in Auckland, the Waikato and Wellington, according to Massey University researchers.

Associate Professor Chris Wilkins told Stuff meth sent to New Zealand was produced on an "industrial scale" in Mexico and several Asian countries.

"The kind of seizures they're seeing now are just beyond believable," Wilkins said as preliminary findings from the New Zealand Drug Trends Survey were released.

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Northland Police in June 2016 seized 449kg of meth.

Wilkins said record lows of $450 per gram in the three heavily populated North Island regions indicated vast quantities of meth were arriving, despite the efforts of authorities.

"They're just essentially swamped by the size of supply."

Enormous recent meth seizures included a 216-kilogram Waikato haul a fortnight ago and a 469kg shipment seized in Auckland earlier in September.

Massey researchers said lower meth prices in the three regions were also consistent with a proximity to highly concentrated domestic meth manufacturers.

After 10,966 people completed the survey, researchers warned vulnerable people, including first-time users and young people, were most at risk from falling prices.

The median price for a gram of meth was down nationwide, to $500 this year from $538 a year earlier.

"The shocking thing for us was the change in the price,", Wilkins said.

In the West Coast and Otago, prices had fallen from $800 a gram last year to $600 this year.

Canterbury's prices were down to $500 per gram.

Wilkins said high meth prices and low meth prices could both be socially destructive.

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Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel has been linked to New Zealand organised crime groups.

Low prices meant the drug was more accessible.

But high prices could trigger an increase in violent crime as people in the illegal trade grew more desperate to protect their interests, he said.

Meth prices in New Zealand were still high by global standards.

Drug experts last month told Stuff high local demand, abundant overseas supply, and retail prices coalesced to bring battle-hardened foreign networks to the domestic drugs trade.

And Customs investigations manager Bruce Berry told The Detail that whereas meth was once smuggled in 'to-order', it was now being imported in bulk and stockpiled.

Massey's Social And Health Outcomes Research And Evaluation (SHORE) and Whāriki Research Centre carried out the New Zealand Drug Trends Survey.

Nationwide, 29 per cent of meth users reported falling prices in the six months preceding the survey. Only 4 per cent reported increases.

In contrast to meth prices, researchers said cannabis, LSD and ecstasy prices appeared mostly stable.

AVERAGE METH PRICE

Northland $500
Auckland $400
Waikato $450
Bay of Plenty $500
Taranaki $500
Gisborne & Hawkes' Bay $500
Manawatu & Wanganui $600
Wellington $450
Tasman, Nelson & Marlborough $650
​Canterbury $500
Southland & West Coast $600
Otago $550

(SHORE & Whāriki Research Centre)

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Alcohol & Drug Helpline: alcoholdrughelp.org.nz / 0800 787 797
Narcotics Anonymous: nzna.org


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 Post subject: Re: Drugs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:27 pm 
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^^Would hate to see what would happen if the prices fell to as low as they are in the US^^

https://www.rehabcenter.net/the-average-cost-of-illegal-drugs-on-the-street/:
On average, the price of crystal meth is $80/gram.
An 8 ball, or 3.5 grams, is $200.
A single dose of meth is about .25g, or $20.


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Safe injection sites idea draws controversy
by KATU NewsTuesday, October 15th 2019

https://katu.com/news/recover-northwest/safe-injection-sites-idea-draws-controversy

PORTLAND, Ore. — It began with a question from the audience during Monday night’s KATU-PSU town hall on curbing Oregon’s opioid crisis.

“They treat it as a health crisis, not a criminal act. So, are there any plans to do anything like that here in Portland?”

The audience member was referring to a somewhat radical solution to the opioid crisis that’s being tried around the world, but not yet in the United States: Safe consumptions sites, also known as safe injection sites.

KOMO -- KATU’s sister station in Seattle -- reported on a place in Vancouver, British Columbia where drug users can safely use drugs in the presence of medical nurses and doctors.

Supporters feel it’s better to keep drug users alive -- in a safe environment with clean needles and resources -- until they are ready to quit. That’s when nurses can get addicts to treatment.

“There have been no fatal overdoses at a safe consumption space. None. Those save lives,” said Morgan Godvin, who was a panelist during the town hall.

Godvin was addicted to heroin for five years and was incarcerated on charges of “conspiracy to distribute heroin” when one of her best friends died from an overdose. She’s now a student at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health.

But not everybody is onboard with the idea, including lawmakers.

During an interview separate from the town hall, a former Washington state senator echoed what opponents worry about -- that the sites enable drug use and pave the way for crime.

“We’ll start attracting heroin addicts and users from all across the nation to our streets,” said Mark Miloscia, who represented constituents in Federal Way. “If you think it’s bad now, wait months after they start a heroin injection site in Seattle.”

There are roughly 200 safe consumption sites operating legally around the world; however, none are legally operating in the United States.

During the town hall, Haven Wheelock, a syringe exchange coordinator at Outside In, explained how this worldwide concept could become an American reality.

“A federal court judge ruled that safe consumption sites do not fall under the ‘crackhouse laws,’ which was something that has presented a huge barrier in policymakers actually being brave enough to kind of move this stuff forward,” she said.

The ruling: safe consumption sites such as the one in Vancouver, British Columbia, reduce drug use, they don’t facilitate it.

Watch the town hall:
https://katu.com/news/recover-northwest/safe-injection-sites-idea-draws-controversy?jwsource=cl


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:34 am 
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It looks like weed, but it's not: Law enforcement warn of fentanyl disguised as cannabis
by Jim SpiewakMonday, October 21st 2019

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SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A dangerous and deadly drug is popping up disguised to look like marijuana.

2News obtained an internal law enforcement bulletin describing the trend. The bulletin warned law enforcement agencies across the country to be aware of the potential dangers.

“I think a lot of death could come from this, I think — a lot of people stepping into the realm of overdose unexpectedly,” recovering addict Chris Ruflin said of the photos.

The bulletin states the substance tested positive for fentanyl, heroin, *SPAM*, and traces of meth.

"I think a lot of teenagers, I think a lot of the younger generation, is going to end up getting ahold of that,” Ruflin said.

These fakes have been seen in Ohio and Canada so far. 2News reached out to multiple law enforcement agencies in Utah, who all said they have not seen this product on the streets yet.

“When you start seeing something anywhere in the U.S., there's a good chance it's going to spread across the country,” said Sgt. Brandon Shearer with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

That's not only dangerous for drug users, but for unsuspecting officers who think they might be handling weed when it's actually fentanyl, which is much more deadly to the touch.

“You don't know where it came from, you don't know how it was made, and you're really taking a huge personal safety risk by taking those substances in,” Shearer said.
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:? If this is really true, it's very scary!!


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