I'm not talking about marijuana, I am talking about the hard-core drugs like Meth, Crack, etc. I am against drug usage but I have a question. What do you all think that proper punishment should be for abusers and dealers? (EDIT: I am meaning the ones that commit crimes while on the drugs or the ones that commit crimes to get the drugs. And should the dealers be just as accountable because they provided them with the drug?)
I recently watched a documentary about meth, and the officials in Thailand have simply killed off many of the users.
I personally know quite a few meth addicts here in the U.S. that, after serving their sentence for being "busted", have returned to drug abuse. Obviously, rehab and prison isn't working.
According to the website ncvc.org, 81% of crimes are drug-related. What, in your opinion, is the best solution for punishment and what can our authority figures do to get things under control?
Very nicely put. :)
My longest lasting chemical relationship is with alcohol, but I'm not monogamous about it.
Due to long duration of soft drugs in system, drug testing in the work place focuses on soft drugs. Hard drugs stay the least amount of time in the system and thus hard drug users have least difficulty in passing tests.
Drug testing in the work place is the wrong policy for that reason and for privacy issues.
We simply have no business going down that path.
My company runs drug tests but cannot legally fire or demote anyone for usage of legal or illegal substances. They can fire me if I test to be intoxicated at work, which I think is fair.
I actually support drug tests which only focus on abuse, I prefer that safety over privacy.
Alcohol doesn't even test the next morning, and alcohol is seriously dangerous. When's the last time you heard of a stoner beating up his wife. "I'm gonna beat the shit out of you; Oh, look, fresh Tostitos!"
AND, again, by what right does ANY government tell me what I can and cannot do with my own body? Mrkns who obey drug laws are as docile and sheeplike as christ-tards.
I'd go to work stoned if I didn't drive to get there. Or cycle. Seriously. Cycling in the bay area is way more dangerous than driving. You need to have your shit together if you want to survive rush hour.
But I don't work with the public my job is moronically easy and as long as I'm not being unfair to my employer by being less efficient or a danger to anyone else, being high at work is just like being high anywhere else, right? Depends on the situation, I guess. Being high on my sofa is the same as being high in my bubble bath, but I'm sure as hell not going to light up when my inlaws are here...*le sigh*
OH AA. I'm going to do an entire thing on TA about that.
My husband got popped the night of my company Christmas party. One too many glasses of wine. He actually made normal times and test scores on the road side Olympics (That's even noted in the bloody police report!) but the breathalyser don't lie. We fucked up. Of course, he's being treated by a baby killer now, which is sort of amusing to me, because the same people that demonize drinking and driving are usually the exact same people who have no issue texting and driving which is same thing to me. Or you know.. down half a bottle of Valium before driving because it helps with "anxiety" in traffic. Why is that more acceptable? You make a choice to control a deadly object when your full attention isn't on it. The consequences are the same (ethically) The dangers and statics are the same..but one punishment is away worse and way more frowned on than the other. Clearly it's the ALCOHOL that's the issue, not the choice or behavior.
Seriously? Prohibition failed! Go back to your caves!
At any rate, he was forced into 25 Higher Power cult conventions for his sins. It's made for some pretty interesting material, truth be told.
But um.. I'm saving that crazy for another day. Just thought I should share so you'd know you aren't alone!