It is estimated that we have some 6 million “hard-core” substance abusers… Most people – outside of our judicial system consider them as having a mental health disease call ADDICTION.
We just changed the definition of what a alcoholism is.. so that we have fewer alcoholics http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=7785 maybe so we can reduce studies on why alcoholics become alcoholics and reduce the cost of treating alcoholics .. we just now have a lot more people that DRINK TOO MUCH.. I find quite hypocritical in reading posts of
Rx dept staff that have little good to say about anyone taking controlled meds.. but.. state that once they get off work they go home to get some drink(s). When you think about it.. Alcohol is actually a controlled drug… those establishments that stock and sell it has to have a state permit to sell it. Same with wholesalers and producers. Some states.. the liquor stores are state owned.. others … the number of package liquor licenses are limited to some ratio of population.
It has been stated that we have some 11 million ILLEGAL ALIENS.. This week our President stated that we don’t have the resources to deport 11 million illegals.. So he used his pen and phone to put them into some sort of legal limbo of being legal in this country.
So we have the resources to deal with 6 million mentally ill people.. by incarcerating them ? .. and we have been doing this for 100 yrs and we still have 1%-2% of the population the same percent as 100 yrs ago… and we are dropping 51 BILLION a year.. that is about $9000.00 for each abuser… every year… and the numbers are changing
Maybe I am missing the point.. but.. isn’t ILLEGAL ALIENS the same as ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE ? ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL… isn’t it ?
We have 22 Veterans commit suicide every day.. because the VA is a mess… We have around 1 cop a day killed… and yet our Attorney General felt compelled to travel to Ferguson, MO and get involved with a local cop shooting.. before all the facts were known and the Grand Jury has yet to make a decision as of today.
In case no one noticed… this administration came to power in 2009 and all this crap with controlled meds… started up in 2010 and 2011.. is there a connection ? Holder is over DOJ and the DEA is within the DOJ.
Is it just me.. or does this administration seem very myoptic as to what is discrimination and what is not discrimination… and which group or subset of our population (legal and illegal) deserves federal intervention on what they feel is significant discrimination ?
And the President’s pick to replace Holder is well known for being a strong advocate of civil forfeitures http://www.pharmaciststeve.com/?p=7778 It would appear that the mandate by the people in the mid-term election.. made little impact.. Maybe that is why they are called lame ducks.