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  •  Oh definitely. Really adds to their ability to (5+ / 0-)

    try to turn around. One of the advantages to requiring rehab as opposed to criminal justice. Friends and family who see the problem could get the person to rehab long before the law catches them. It is not an easy or simple process. Professionals with the most effective programs need to be who take this job. The earlier it is initiated, the less time needed, the less damage the person has done to physical health and their lives.

    My daughter has been at CO School of Mines longer than 4 years because she is on her own paygo plan. I have been amazed at the number of classmates and friends who are ex addicts. Meth especially.

    No less amazed at the amount of self medicating there and at CU, where a nephew is going, with alcohol. I mean local  paramedics and hospitals gear up every Friday for the number that require medical intervention over the weekend - up to ventilation support in ICUs.

    Our villages have been torn down by the 1%. We need to actively rebuild them with more personal interaction, not electronic social media.

    "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

    by Ginny in CO on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 06:05:46 PM PST

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