Sunday, May 20, 2007

Methadone clinic

"All I can tell you is we’re not happy with it,” -Yatesville Mayor Joseph Chiumento

It seems to be the wave of the future. More drug treatment centers as oppossed to locking people up. Jackie-Mo and Dave Lupas want to lock up all the druggies like that has worked over the last 40 years. The people who have to live next to a treatment facility understandably yell NIMBY. But this proposal is for a for a facility is in a location that was carefully selected as it is away from residential areas, schools and child care facilities.

It's a sad thing that there is such a demand for this but the people who are proposing it have done their homework. The last time this came up was over the clinic in Plains Twp. and then Mayor of W-B Tom McGroarty led the charge against it. But low and behold. There has not been one police call to that clinic since it opened.

People make stupid decisions in their lives. Does that mean you just turn your back on them when they want to make it right? I'd rather have someone hooked on methadone than heroin living on my street. And believe me, they live on YOUR street.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What part of illegal don't you understand? It's illegal to take drugs. They should lock them all up or execute them.

dr tara said...

whoaaaa. might wanna seek some counseling there, anon. if you're not joking, you need some SERIOUS help!!

jail obviously isn't the answer. treatment is. and the only legal way to treat an addict with methadone is through a clinic setting.