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Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

Spokane regional health district/ opioid treatment services 509-324-1420

Spokane Treatment Solutions 509-795-3143

These programs offer methadone maintenance. It is not only medication but counseling and hope. It does not save every person but it has saved many.

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Posted by April Fairfield on 07/30/2015 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

They say God has a reason for everything, I still haven't understood this and don't know if I ever wi'll. I alike Rachel battle the same demons daily and it scares me to death not to mention having to witness my younger brother dealing with it to and than this happens. My heart aches seeing my brother and Rachel's family going through this I want to be the protector the savior but this was a above me by miles... If I could share something it is to be understanding with your loved one's to forgive an most of all to be grateful for them. Focus on how they make you feel when things are going good not the bad, because when they're not here you'll feel selfish to think anything less of them ever, I can tell you this through my personal experience there's nothing worth or even close to every moment you got to spend with that person. I hope others see this and take something from it cause on some real shit I'm broken an everyone else thats close to this tragedy is to. Rachel I'll always be thinking of you, I know you'll be watching over us, you're beautiful.
Always & forever
Love your brother,
-Daniel-

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Posted by Dan Jones on 07/30/2015 at 3:24 AM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

Suboxone or methadone maintenance, it works, they block the opiates, anyone that needs it, the health district and lakeside on north Monroe! This story is so sad! My best friend a former cps case worker and tang case worker fell victim to heroin, she's now in Spokane county facing 10-15 yrs fed time for theft n drug dealing to support her habit! I beg anyone that has a loved one gripped by the hands of heroin the most successful way to treat is with maintenance and its covered by state and private insurances! Best if luck n my prayers to everyone fighting this nightmare!

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Posted by Angela Sage on 07/30/2015 at 12:04 AM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

This story is eerily similar to the one my family is experiencing now, although our story hasn't finished yet. These kids are allowed to come and go as they please from detox centers and check themselves out easily from rehab when in fact their minds are so clouded by the drugs they inject that they should be deemed "insane." Police often don't respond and claim "there are no available patrols." Emergency room facilitators merely nod when the suggestion of an attempted suicide has brought this child to their care and yet they release the kids, even when they can barely walk or talk as they leave the ER. Detox centers are almost impossible to find much less find an open bed for the addict. Rehab facilities are over booked, under staffed and it doesn't matter because these addicts have the choice to stay or not. No funding? THESE ARE OUR CHILDREN! Find the money to help them! One CPS case worker told me this week there is a "new batch of pure heroine hitting the streets" and claimed he had already removed children from 5 families and lost 2 addicts this week alone. This isn't just an epidemic. It's an atrocity that no family should EVER have to suffer. FIND THE FUNDING! Stop letting these addicts decide they simply want to leave. Something needs to change. Quickly.....She was 18 years old and had plenty of life ahead of her. My child is 26 and has plenty of life ahead of her. Hundreds of young adults are out there right now and all of them deserve a chance to the life they deserve. We have to change something.....

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Posted by lyndam40 on 07/29/2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Beware, Be Ready

If you look at the aftermath of Katrina you will see that 99.99% of all democrats will not prepare in the least. They will sit idle and wait for Uncle Foodstamp to send in the military with hot chow and blankets to feed and cloth them. If you prepare, they will attack you and demand you give up your goods and belongings, they have a "right" to a "fair share" after all.

The next quake could be in 400 years or a thousand, they have no earthly way of accurately predicting this event. It is as mysterious as "global warming" and as impossible to predict as it would be to get an accurate forecast TODAY for September 15th.

Prepare all you like, if the power goes off for five days, the democrats will, rob rape, loot and burn whatever is left and no one will come to aid those who planned for their future. That is the way of the democrat, punish planning and success and reward criminality, sloth and ignorance.

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Posted by whocares on 07/29/2015 at 2:49 PM

Re: “The Trumpenstein Monster

Given the choice of an American who made his billions investing in America and feels compelled to speak his mind while every politician in federal service lines up to sell the nation to foreign invaders, terrorists, dictators and corporations OR a morally bankrupt woman who has filled her pockets with $2 BILLION dollars in bribes and graft as she and her morally bankrupt rapist husband robbed the nation blind, I'll take Trump.


The fact this paper supports a criminal like Hillary Clinton and feels no reason o question any of her scandals, schemes or corruption renders any opinion of it's staff valueless.

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Posted by whocares on 07/29/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Barred from Help

This is too one-sided to be informative or eye opening. How about an article informing the public about the number of felonies (assaults) committed against Spokane hospital workers or mention the number of people waiting for psychiatric evaluations or competency evaluations in our city? I'm sure that ESH is following the law as much as they can with what monies they are given...

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Posted by Purple dragonfly on 07/29/2015 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Barred from Help

Inlander, I am very disappointed in you. You owe it to EVERYONE in Spokane struggling with mental illness and their families to rewrite this piece with your facts in place. It is a hard enough journey without you writing false pieces like this one. Apologize to the mental health community and redo this article, please.

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Posted by Amelia on 07/29/2015 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Envision This!

This Bill of Rights is cruelly inadequate. Every worker also deserves a tiara and a pony at their employer's expense.

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Posted by muddydog on 07/27/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Who Do You Trust?

Democrats fought to keep slavery.
Democrats got us into WWI.
Democrats got us into WWII.
Democrats got us involved in the Korean war.
Democrats got us in Vietnam and killed 53,000 Americans.
Democrats, including John Kerry and Hillary Clinton supported, encouraged and voted to support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When the democrats kill American service, leave hostages to rot in Iran or leave our borders open to foreign invaders they like to blame republicans for their failures. The fact is that their policies are policies of failure. The democrats want to destroy America as badly as the people running Iran. Nothing on earth hates like the "religion of peace" or is as intolerant as the "party of tolerance".

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Posted by whocares on 07/27/2015 at 12:03 PM

Re: “The Trumpenstein Monster

I think trump has seen an opportunity in thus election, and is perfectly positioning himself to great advantage. Since he is self financing, he can stay in right up to the election, after most of the field has dropped out after their diners see the writing on the wall and cut their losses. If we end up at the convention with two potential winners, ans trump as #3 with just enough delegates locked up to keep either of the others from winning, he can demand anything he wants, to throw his votes to one side or the other.

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Posted by frank on 07/26/2015 at 11:10 PM

Re: “Who Do You Trust?

Robert Herold trusts Ayatollah Khamenei more than Republicans. That really says something about Herold.

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Posted by ptleahy on 07/26/2015 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Missing: Angel Wilson

Lynzie, I will make sure thus is followed up if it hasn't been. I have known Angel since 1st grade and have been one of 3 people actively checking on her case.

Posted by Britney Inglis on 07/25/2015 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Barred from Help

Not enough money for psychiatrists in the DSHS system. It's impossible to get evaluations done on time or accept patients for admission if there are not enough doctors to see them.

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Posted by Stephen on 07/25/2015 at 4:43 AM

Re: “Rushing's Rant

Much ado about nothing.

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Posted by Romeomoon on 07/25/2015 at 12:04 AM

Re: “The Last of the Herd

May have spotted one in the WA Selkirks this week..

Posted by somehiker on 07/24/2015 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Beware, Be Ready

Dear Miss McKay, Thanks for your "Beware, be Ready" article in The Inlander.

The last time I thought about such matters was when I had an additional duty as a disaster preparedness NCO, shortly before my retirement from the USAF in 1986.

Versed on nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare, I settled in Spokane, after retiring, despite having no nearby relatives, here, because my research gave me to believe that this area was less disaster prone than almost anywhere else I could settle us.

Not that I kidded myself that the risk was zero, but I was playing the percentages.

Of course, much of your guidance is sound and what I've long been familiar with it. At age 71, though, I suspect that my next disaster will be more certain, more singular, and unavoidable. I'll just have to be brave at my moment of extremity.

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Posted by Mr. Phil on 07/24/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Who Do You Trust?

Republicans hastened the rise of Hitler. Huh?

I know you have tenure and don't care anymore but this is nonsense.

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Posted by ptleahy on 07/23/2015 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Rushing's Rant

"Whocares" what political party started the KKK 150 years ago??? It was a bunch of white, segregationist, racists idiots that did and many of them were small town mayors, police chiefs and public officials... kinda like the one in Airway Heights making these public statements to call a black man a "monkey", "coon" or any other racist derogatory term.

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Posted by schmidty on 07/23/2015 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Who Do You Trust?

I love this. Notice how he misses the whole Soviet Union part of the Cold War. Who was right on that one? It sure wasn't the McGovern, Carter or Mondale wing of the party.

Kind of a big thing to leave out. I bet those Gonzaga students feel a bit cheated when they take a class from this guy and he leaves out the most important things.

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Posted by ptleahy on 07/23/2015 at 4:32 PM

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