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What's Your Views On Drugs?
 
# 76 : Saturday 5-3-2016 @ 18:59
 
 
Well I'm still a work in progress but really appreciate that Leon

I just need to learn how to socialise again amongst many other things.
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# 77 : Saturday 5-3-2016 @ 19:08
 
 
At the time of typing I think it should be decriminalised for recreational users and treated as a health issue instead. Someone should not have to go though life with a criminal record and unemployment just because they fell in with bad influences.

I also think use should be regulated as in Portugal where drug related deaths are much reduced.

Fine Gaels opposition even to medical cannabis is mean-spirited.
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# 78 : Saturday 5-3-2016 @ 20:12
 
 
Someone said :
Well I'm still a work in progress but really appreciate that Leon

I just need to learn how to socialise again amongst many other things.

Well that will take a bit of time, are you going to meetings? Even if you don't the NA thing, it's good to meet people in the same situation who understand that you just want a coffee and a bit of a chat.
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# 79 : Saturday 5-3-2016 @ 21:25
 
 
Someone said :
At the time of typing I think it should be decriminalised for recreational users and treated as a health issue instead. Someone should not have to go though life with a criminal record and unemployment just because they fell in with bad influences.

I also think use should be regulated as in Portugal where drug related deaths are much reduced.

Fine Gaels opposition even to medical cannabis is mean-spirited.

Saving on controls at frontier, and tax intake could finance the mental health services in its totality and more.
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# 80 : Saturday 5-3-2016 @ 22:09
 
 
Someone said :

Well that will take a bit of time, are you going to meetings? Even if you don't the NA thing, it's good to meet people in the same situation who understand that you just want a coffee and a bit of a chat.

I did try a few meetings but I find it very difficult to relate to other people but you are right and I must try again. I've been told its essential to break the isolation. But now that I'm feeling better physically and mentally I will try again. Even your understanding post made me feel better so thanks.

The NA/AA thing is not for me. Way too God centered and I felt I was back in a 1930s cult. But Lifering is pretty good. Just got to get my head in the right place to start going again. Not much point in going if I can't open up. Thats my next goal - to go back to Lifering.
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# 81 : Saturday 5-3-2016 @ 23:38
 
 
My view on drugs is blurry with swirling colours and unicorns leaping over rainbows.
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# 82 : Saturday 5-3-2016 @ 23:44
 
 
Christian fundamentalists in the US seem to have been as involved in banning drugs in the late 19th century as they later were regarding alcohol.
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# 83 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 10:33
 
 
I know, wouldn't it be great to be able to buy heroin for when you're baby is teething again.
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# 84 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 17:53
 
 
Alcohol and Nicotine are both drugs. Yet they are legal and taxed by the government.
I'd say Alcohol has ruined more lives/families in Ireland than Heroin or Charlie.

Legalise it, tax it, control it.
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# 85 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 18:24
 
 
Someone said :
Alcohol and Nicotine are both drugs. Yet they are legal and taxed by the government.
I'd say Alcohol has ruined more lives/families in Ireland than Heroin or Charlie.

Legalise it, tax it, control it.

I’ve never been comfortable about placing alcohol and nicotine as the base line of a legal standard - when we do so casually, we are ignoring the grief, destruction and pain they have brought - despite the tax.

Looking onto any highly addict. destructive yet acceptable substances as a means of introducing while potentially encouraging another highly addictive substances into the mainstream seems a weak metholoogy of approach.

However I am pro decriminalisation, on the grounds of current research, medically aware and accessible approaches and the long term calling from those involved in substance abuse services.

We can't ignore the issue, but we can certainly refuse to allow the ploy to be about a distraction on the already ‘acceptable’ substances, rather than the wider need for authentic services, supports and responses.
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# 86 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 18:26
 
 
You want to be in government, don't you


Looking onto any highly addict. destructive yet acceptable substances as a means of introducing while potentially encouraging another highly addictive substances into the mainstream seems a weak metholoogy of approach.

What??
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# 87 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 18:26
 
 
Someone said :
I know, wouldn't it be great to be able to buy heroin for when you're baby is teething again.

What about medicinal cannabis to reduce pain of people with Parkinson's disease?
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# 88 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 18:43
 
 
Someone said :
You want to be in government, don't you


What??

No.

That seems like an very odd assumption, even for you.
My statement may not of been clear enough or may of just of confused you.

What I was aiming for, was on a very basic level; if we consider something that does harm, as a reason to allow more harm, then that pattern seems somewhat offset.

I was just stating that my personal support of decriminalisation is not just based on that acceptance of harm, but on the response, research evidence, callings and structural wants form the supports services directly involved in the issue…

I suspect they are more informed on the subject then we are.
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# 89 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 18:44
 
 
As long as old people run the country there will be no change.
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# 90 : Sunday 6-3-2016 @ 18:44
 
 
Someone said :
What about medicinal cannabis to reduce pain of people with Parkinson's disease?

There seems to be many forms of cannabis that lack extensive hallucinogenic properties, but still bring relief - seems odd to deny those too in terms of authentic medical care.

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