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Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

I agree, This is a touchy subject to me and to sit here casually discussing your thoughts on it is rude and quit honestly makes me upset. Rachel was beautiful and perfect inside an out there's nothing I would change or think about her. I don't care about what she did or didn't do an neither should you, the life she lived is what made Rachel, Rachel. So if would be so kind as to being a little more sympthetic an help the individual's still feeling lost an hurt it would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if I'm coming off rude or offensive, I'm sure some of you probably have great thoughts, suggestions and opinions on the issue but how about another time or another place. If You still having difficulties grasping or understanding my request how about you just imagine if that was your friend, family, daughter, I guarantee you wouldn't want to see certain "thoughts suggestions and opinions" either. just Imagine... Thankyou.

Posted by Dan Jones on 08/01/2015 at 4:58 AM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

Are we really going to have an open discussion on here about gateway drugs? Have some respect.

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Posted by livelife2thefullest on 08/01/2015 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

Marijuana is not a gateway drug for Opiates. Prescription Opiate derivatives are gateway drugs.

Journalists insult science when they propagandize propaganda as gospel when it is indeed false science. Research the biochemistry or stop writing insinuating stories on what caused this child to choose Heroin.

By the way, Nicotine is orders of magnitude more addictive even than Heroin. The difference is the dose in which Nicotine is administered to the masses via cigarettes.

An entire pack of cigarettes is estimated to have up to 20mg [miligrams] of Nicotene, and of that only 0.1 mg absorbed into the blood stream.

Scale that up to the amount of grams of Heroin an average daily consumption. Europe reports common consumption of 2 grams daily. Applying that same dose of Nicotene for daily consumption will kill a human.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

Stanford states 30-60 miligrams of Nicotene will kill a human being.

Get the picture yet?

No one argues Opiates are deadly, yet we medicate the masses on minute masses of a drug far more deadly.

Marijuana should never even enter this discussion.

Scale down Heroin to 0.1mg of daily absorption and you won't find a single person addicted to it, because such a dose would be useless even as a pain killer.

Posted by Marc Jeffrey Driftmeyer on 07/31/2015 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

"Rachel started smoking pot in the eighth grade." There's no mention of prior substance abuse in the article. Suggesting there were other causes is without basis in the article and appears to be rationalization, which is addict behavior.

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Posted by muddydog on 07/31/2015 at 10:03 PM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

MJ was the gateway drug? You're telling me this girl never had a sprain, dental procedure or any sort of medical treatment with opiates prior to using MJ in highschool Paulette Burgess? I think FAR more kids have experience with PILLS way before you notice ANY signs that they're using drugs. I would say it starts with that fuzzy feeling after the dentist and certainly way before they've had a chance to use MJ.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Bee509 on 07/31/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Who Do You Trust?

Socialism, communism and progressivism killed 250,000,000 people in the 20th century. Today's democrat celebrates mass murderers like Mao, Stalin, Ho Chi Minh, Hugo Chavez, Che and Castro.

All you really need to remember is that the number of people killed is far higher than the number of people who benefit from their policies and that Robert Herold celebrates them.

I guess Charles Manson did have a brother.

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Posted by Spokanite on 07/31/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Seven Ways Drought is Impacting the Inland Northwest

Spokane does not use 180 million gallons of water a day, that is simply a lie. A simple phone call could get the actual number. That number is actually about 125 million gallons a day, being off by 33% is unimportant to a leftist, as long as it pushes the agenda, right? Gallons used per capita are actually 25% lower than in 1950.

Warmer winter weather does not necessarily mean dry weather, it could just as well rain. Rain is moisture and relives drought as well as snow.

It is no surprise the river communists found a dead fish in the river, fish live in the river and fish do die. The trout could have just as well died from a catch and release fisherman treating them poorly or a river communist hitting one with their boat.

The water has no doubt warmed up in the past and the fish are still there. The river has flowed slowly and the fish survived. I would not panic just yet.

Much like the "Ice Age" weather that would destroy us in the 1970's, socialist science is actually wrong more than you think. What happened to the much predicted global famine projected to occur in the late 1980's? It was supposed to wipe people from the earth. We will be on to the next scare shortly. I have a feeling too much rain will spell doom in March of 2016.

Apocalyptic flood anyone? Quick turn on John Stewart and get the next socialist infomercial.

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Posted by whocares on 07/31/2015 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Festival of Food

My favorite Baconapolis sandwich is the Tuna Melt, my son's is the Italian with a big slice of mozzarella and of course bacon. Amie Wolf is a true North Idaho girl. I hope you take the time to meet her and tell her Kelly says hi.

Posted by Kelly C on 07/31/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Subtraction by Ad Dishin'

It should be pointed out that Rusty is aware of the term rim job. He simply acts stupid about it because he feels awkward with his son. That was pretty obvious.

Otherwise I agree that a lot of the gags were expected because of the marketing.

Posted by arcaneadam on 07/30/2015 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

My son needs help also. Unless he "agrees", there isn't a thing I can do. There is a universe sized hole in my heart & soul. My condolences Meyer family.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Kathy Nelson Jones on 07/30/2015 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

Methadone as replacement is just as dangerous, if not more so. I know too many people that have either used it to detox from heroin, or for pain management, and are now just as addicted to it. It not only can be less expensive to obtain, but also comes with a doctors prescription. The woman I have called grandma since I was 7, is usually on her face when I see her now, definitely more so than when she was using heroin. I don't pretend to know how to fix this problem. I do know though that it should start with better funding for mental health, and addiction treatment. We need laws changed, and more compassion and empathy, instead of tossing these people to the side as though they are worthless. Everyone is loved by someone. Even addicts.

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Posted by Eggsmom2 on 07/30/2015 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Beware, Be Ready

Here is a link to a follow-up article by the New Yorker author with more of a focus on preparedness: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how…

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Posted by The_Spovangelist on 07/30/2015 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

As a criminal defense attorney--and as a former professional journalist--I must say that this article isn't "News." It's sad, but it isn't news. The family did all they could. I have hundred of clients and most have some sort of addiction. Addicts commit crimes to support their habits (unless they are rich housewives who can pill shop various doctors while keeping under the radar, or something similar). This young woman's story is a cautionary tale to those who romanticize the "Sid and Nancy" side of drugs (i.e. Art, Rock n'Roll, William S. Burroughs, etc.). And for parents and friends it's a reminder that one cannot help an addict until the addict really believes he/she has a problem. Just a sad story all around. I would have published this story under the InHealth section.

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Posted by Paulette Burgess on 07/30/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Seven Ways Drought is Impacting the Inland Northwest

Would have been interesting to hear reports from Green Bluff growers --- strawberries came and went lickity split as did cherries. What's the expectation for the rest of the growing season?

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Posted by DavidGreen on 07/30/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Psych ward at Sacred Heart retains doctors, agrees to cut bed count by two-thirds

And one more thing I would venture to add -- all the things in the BEST program will undoubtedly be helpful and much needed. But sometimes a bed is a bed, and in those situations there is no substitute for a bed for safety reasons. It is extremely difficult for community healthcare workers to find appropriate care when there are just too few beds.

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Posted by mental health provider on 07/30/2015 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Psych ward at Sacred Heart retains doctors, agrees to cut bed count by two-thirds

I'm glad you are bringing this to our attention. One thing I might add -- they aren't called "psych wards" anymore. The term is stigmatized and old. A more clinically appropriate term is "psych unit."

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Posted by mental health provider on 07/30/2015 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

Her gateway drug was marijuana, according to this article. Anybody who has endured the hell of addiction or the hell of having a loved one with addiction can tell you that the experience ends all debate about legalization of any drug. If legalization leads to even one more tragedy like this one, then the price of legalization is too high. sXe for life.

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Posted by muddydog on 07/30/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Seven Ways Drought is Impacting the Inland Northwest

The "hoot owl" fishing restrictions are described incorrectly. Fishing is not banned "between midnight and 2 pm". Fishing is banned outside of that time frame. Fishing is only to occur between midnight and 2 pm. http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jul1615b/.

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Posted by comment on 07/30/2015 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Hopeless for Heroin

My heart goes out to each and every parent dealing the same hand, prayers lifted high!

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Posted by Marcia R. Braymiller on 07/30/2015 at 10:15 AM

Re: “The Future is Smaller

The next generation expects LESS because socialism delivers FAR LESS. It is a sad commentary when publication celebrates the failures of socialism as a positive. No house? No chance to afford a house and no way to finance a house on your $15 buck an hour McDonald's job,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thank socialism.

No retirement and no inclination to plan and save for retirement? Thanks socialism and the false hope of millions of Americans that the government will feed and care for them in their twilight years. As the Greeks are learning, having money in a bank controlled by communists and socialists means you are still in poverty with everyone else. They seize the banks and refuse to allow you access to your hard earned money. With socialism running the show, "fairness" means everyone is ruined equally.

Millennials, sitting in a park "socializing" with other poverty stricken losers is kind of sad actually. Posting your jobless stories of dope smoking and bongo drum parties instead of working an eight hour day at a job that would fully fund a nice life, a modern day tragedy. A sad, sad testament to the rise of communism and government funded misery for all.

The future is SMALL, for those who expect their lives to be funded by those who work. The future is dark for those who put their faith in government programs instead of self reliance.

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Posted by whocares on 07/30/2015 at 9:55 AM

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