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Friday, January 1, 2010

A different kind of "drug" problem...

My brother recently sent me this article which I really liked and thought your readers may as well.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Everyone!

Ben Thompson



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22 comments :

Nancy Jones said...

I totally totally agree!!!!!!!!!!! and Happy New Year to all of you...

Anonymous said...

I had a drug problem too...and she was my mom!

Oz said...

I agree 100%, in our day they did not have programs held in the school gym and hand out 1-800-child abuse business cards either, did they? This is a major problem today.

When parents do put their foot down and demand respect and good behavior, they get child abuse thrown in their face! I have seen it happen to parents.

Once again something that is needed for the abused got twisted and blown out of proportion by our state and federal government. But then again in my youth I do not recall there being an ACLU either!

Anonymous said...

I guess a big thanks needs to go out to all those in government for allowing this to happen. The biggest downfall in our "great" nation was when GOD was taken out of our every day lives by the few individuals who are ungrateful for their freedom.

The article is a VERY powerful one indeed! I am here to tell you, I FOR ONE AM THANKFUL FOR MY DRUG PROBLEM, AND I WILL BE CALLING MY MOM TO THANK HER FOR IT.

Anonymous said...

Great article - thanks for sharing - So TRUE!!!

Anonymous said...

What a joke that article is. America's had a predilection for mind altering substances for it's entire history.

The REAL problem comes from unreasonable prohibition. THAT's what leads to the violence that spills over affecting the parts of society that don't play around with drugs.

Sure, an individual's relationship with their creator helps them avoid life destroying temptations, but that relationship with God should NEVER be the government's responsibility.

Anonymous said...

This article is crap!

Anonymous said...

10:06:00 PM
Perfect example of what the rest of us are pointing out! No respect for oneself and or others!

Anonymous said...

The point of the article is understandable,but it reads like a sermon preached to the choir.

Anonymous said...

9:15 makes a good point, however I see our drug problem as an epidemic. Prohibition has nothing to do with the prescription drug problem we have. What I do think plays a mojor role is the fact thout our youth were raised in front of video games and have become so detached from reality that when they are faced with life they grab a few pills to escape.

Anonymous said...

I can tell by a couple of posters they never got drugged enough.

ECO said...

The problem here is not this article, but the way people exploit drugs. People make it their goal to try their best to discourage people from smoking marijuana. Then they make the laws on marijuana so extreme kids realize hey why go to jail for something so petty for such a long time when we can just get into mom and dads medicine cabinet and take their medication. If it seems to work for mom and dad what can it hurt us trying it. You the Parents are at fault for these kids getting drugs. You rely on Doctors, Scientists, and pharmacies to help fix your ailment. Then you exploit the negativities of Marijuana use which in return brings to mind that Prescription drugs are better for you. Kids do not know the true effect that prescriptions can give to one person, until they try it and seem to enjoy it. Why do we not see Anti-Prescription commercials on TV to protect our children. It is always about Marijuana. Oh btw kids start smoking cigarettes which then leads to alcohol, then to prescribed Narcotics or other hardcore drugs. Marijuana is not the gateway it is the reality everyone wants to shun away to make the world a better place. My opinion is you want your kids educated on drugs make better commercials dealing with Narcotics and Hardcore drugs instead of silly Marijuana Commercials. The respect from children left when the door to the medicine cabinet was left open by you!

Anonymous said...

10:27, not all of us parents rely on Drs. scientists, pharmacies or prescriptions nor do we exploit them , our children, to marijuana! You are so right the article is not the problem. God in our lives is never the problem, not having God in our lives is the problem! When God was taking out of the schools, the mega problems started in the schools. Today, Children are not taught respect, today, they are not family oriented anymore like it was when we were growing up. How many families eat a daily meal together? You have children who do not know who their bio- mom nor dad is, they live together, children are shoved here and there. I believe we have a choice, we know right from wrong, because both my parents were alcoholics did not make me one nor a drug addict, nor did I start smoking because my parents smoked. I thank God, He has been in my life or I would have never made it with out Him! I came from a very abusive childhood, I could have not made it without the Lord in my life, I wanted a better life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

12:49:00 PM
Good for you, not very many adults that came from your type of family back ground can say the same!

It was a very long and hard life lesson for you to lean I am sure, look in the mirror and be proud of what you see. You have beat the odds and I too thank god he was apart of what made you the type of person that you are.

And to ECO...IF there was respect taught in the homes of these kids that think it is OK to help themselves to there parents meds, it would not happen, PERIOD!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! 1:49, I agree there needs to be more respect and also discipline taught in the homes today and also the parents need to be the authoritive role model, & not the children being the authoritive role model for the parents. In a lot of homes I've seen the children run the parents & that is when the parents need to step in & put them in their place. Yes, I did beat the odds & it was a very long & traumatic lesson for me growing up. I try to help children from abusive homes to understand,no matter how bad it seems, there is a light at the end of the dark tunnel but you have to want to make yourself be that better person and no matter how hard it seems to reach that goal, it sure is well worth in the end. Thanks again, Deb

Anonymous said...

To all those who think God needs to be taught in the public school, let me ask you this.

Who's interpretation of God are you going to teach?

Methodist? Roman Catholic? Southern Baptist?

Mine? Yours? How about we teach ALL interpretations of God? Wiccan? Hey, let's bring back Baal or maybe Pan....

While you may have faith that your God is the one and only, here in America, you're not entitled to force that faith into anyone else's life.

You bring that child to God and instill some discipline into them in your own home. The public schools are neither your babysitter, nor your Sunday school.

Anonymous said...

I do not force My God or my faith on to anyone, Whom I serve is my business and whom anyone else serves is their business!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I do not believe anyone was or is pushing their belief of the God they serve on to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I believe there is more talk about respect and discipline than the God anyone serves.

Anonymous said...

I do not see where anyone is trying to force God on to any one 3:51! I read that the person was sharing how the God they serve brought them through a bad child hood. I read nothing of them saying you or anyone else must serve their God! I read nothing of them shoving their God on to anyone's children either!

Anonymous said...

3:51:00 PM What? Boy you sure are in left field with your rant, that is for sure!

Anonymous said...

I agree with this article. I think that the children that were drug all over by there parents were taught a respective lesson in life. There is one problem with this type of drug today. If your child needs to be drug out behind the woodshed, you get arrested for child abuse. Being drug around these days gets you in as much trouble as the people that are actually using drugs.

Anonymous said...

You got it 3:51! You certainly are out in left field!