Petition Tag - addiction

1. 24K Fansign Germany

German 24U wish for a 24K Fansign in Germany <3

24K is gaining more popularity in Germany and many 24U's are wishing for a Fansign.
After their Europe Tour many Kpop Fans started to notice the Band and shower them with love.

2. Re-vitalize and Re-Construct the Nightlife of Buffalo, NY (716)

Buffalo NY, has long lived up to its legacy as a bleeding rustbelt city, pause, that was the case...however it is becoming increasingly noted for being a major attraction for "millennials" that being said, the environment in Buffalo has a long way to go before it maximizes the conducive properties it has that makes it a "millennial" magnet. This means the needs AND desires of this generation need to be taken into account and guess what...we like to get schwifty! This means there will be an active nightlife around the city. If this is true it is imperative we make sure that the scene promoted by the businesses that compose the profit of that nightlife is not only positive and healthy but doesn't negatively influence the culture in the city...sadly this is not the case in fact I turned twenty-one only thirty days ago and have already witnessed and been exposed to some off the after hour atrocities these "bars" commit...for instance, "hey are you guys (or gals) into not treating women with respect or even levregeing her certain "liberties" because they have a pretty face and one more pair of lips than us men...also are you into being a sexist piece of shit that sorts and organizes the dichotomy of gender and the respect one receives from the gender they come off as, not even what they identify with. People like this make me fucking sick man they're usually for the most part bald huge piles of shit that can't stand up off the stool they sit on while they are bouncing at frizzy's (140 Allen St. Buffalo, NY). I ran into a dirty lump of shit like this one outside of this said establishment after trying to go out drinking with my girlfriend and her two gal pals. When we got there he let my girlfriend and her other white friend walk in after giving the ol "one two up and down these girls like they could bring a crowd round" then when my black roommate tried to walk in he put his arm in front of her blocking the door and made her show ID...when it was my "turn" to go into the establishment I brought out my papers aka my birth certificate, this might sound corny (it is) but regardless it is a federally recognized document for obtaining federal benefits (like the benefit of enjoying the business of vendors that pay federal taxes), or joining the military, and even applying for a passport so I guess I can use this piece of paper for serving my country and going half way across the globe but I can't get into a bar with it after the bouncer just let in my 24 year old girl friend who looks like a dumb little 12 year old ...that's not ish though the ish is how many women has this guy pick and choose to let in with out id because of a pretty face when in fact it didn't matter if she had ID with her face or not in fact when a girl hands him a ID he prolly puts his thumb over the picture and glances are the "stats" and if he sees what he likes checks out the age and then memorizes the address, fucking pervert...I read all these articles about Buffalo being a millennial magnet however we can't maintain a positive club/bar/night environment...this isn't the first experience if had with poor security management at bars n shit the boys at thirsty buffalo told me to get out of the way because I was making a scene after I was directing traffic in front their bar in my socks after I ran out of my shoes after hearing a drunk driving accident...changing the last call time ain't gonna do a damn thing man you gotta promote a health party culture that is not choosing who comes in and out by a sexist mysogisnistic dirt bags." that is the raw unedited review I left at the bar known as Frizzy's (140 Allen St)...this is the kind of behavior that businesses are accepting. PLEASE HELP MY GOAL IS TO IMPEDE THE CASH FLOW OF THESE VENUES UNTIL THEY COLLAPSE IF YOU KNOW ANY OTHER PLACES THAT FAIL TO TREAT HUMANS CORRECTLY I WILL ATTACK THEIR CASH FLOW TO0 HELP START A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT START A DISCUSSION ABOUT PARTY POLITICS

3. Don't Gamble Away Our Public Services

The Statewide Gambling Therapy Service have had critical funding removed after a State Government tender decision to contract out to a private provider.

The Statewide Gambling Therapy Service is an important and successful South Australian free public service that assists with the rehabilitation of problem gamblers. This life changing service reduces the strain of social and medical costs to the community caused through problem gambling.

The privatisation of this service is a loss to South Australians.

Say NO to the privatisation of our public health services. Sign the petition and demand the State Government find the urgently needed funding to sustain this vital service.

4. Heroin Addicts Need Help Too!

Herion addicts are ordinary people with a sickness and not enough help in the state of Ohio! Herion is killing Hundred's of people a day. More than enough addicts want so badly off this devilish drug, except can't find the help and support needed. There is more focus on catching the dealer then helping the addicts.

The dealers are only supplying what the addicts like and trying to make a living just like the rest of us is it the right way no I'm not saying that but if everyone was given a second chance in life there would be less issues. Each addict knows each time they inject or inhale the drugs that they are taking a chance off overdosing and signing there death certificate.

Let's stop being so focused on money which with the amount of overdoses and deaths happening the more money you are losing. Get more focused on saving our community, loved ones and friends lives. Help me help my mother "Before it's to late. This is the last bit of Hope I've reached out to over 15 reality and talk shows for help because my family is dealing with Herion addiction and I want to stop it before it's to late. So please help me help you or even your family get the proper support they need.

Please please pass this around and maybe open up some eyes and make a change in our community State or even world wide.

5. WE DEMAND HELP: END THE OVERDOES EPIDEMIC, WE NEED DETOXES

6850 PEOPLE DIE DAILY DUE TO THIS EPIDEMIC. IT'S TIME WE TAKE A STAND!
Just in Mansfield Ohio alone the overdoes rate is outrageous. The EMT's are doubling victims up in the EMT's and cop cruisers are bringing several victims in as well. I am just a small town woman that once had this problem.

I don't know where to start, so this is what I'm doing. My only hope is that someone sees this and will get some detox facilities and rehabs here in Ohio. I know in mansfield alone we have no detoxes here.

No addict has time to sit around and wait and hope that they can find a detox and when they do hope and pray that they will be called and get a chance to get the help they so desperately.

6. Community against a new casino on Meath Street

This is a petition to fight against the new Casino that they want to build in the Dublin 8 area on Meath St.

We already have a small casino and three bookies and we feel that it would be a bad idea for the young people in this area to have this Casino.

We need more support around sports/music/drama and other activities for our young people to do.

So we are asking people to fight against this and sign this petition and stop this Casino from being built.

Thank you.

7. Legalize Ibogaine in KY and kick Heroin

Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in plants in the Apocynaceae family such as Tabernanthe iboga, Voacanga africana and Tabernaemontana undulata.[2] It is a psychedelic with dissociative properties.Ibogaine is not currently approved for any medical uses in the United States. Ibogaine is a psychedelic.[12] The experience of Ibogaine is broken down in two phases, the visionary phase and the introspection phase. The visionary phase has been described as oneirogenic, referring to the dreamlike nature of its psychedelic effects, and lasts for 4 to 6 hours. The second phase, the introspection phase, is responsible for the psychotherapeutic effects. It can allow people to conquer their fears and negative emotions.

Ibogaine catalyzes an altered state of consciousness reminiscent of dreaming while fully conscious and aware so that memories, life experiences, and issues of trauma can be processedOne of the first noticeable effects of large-dose ibogaine ingestion is ataxia, a difficulty in coordinating muscle motion which makes standing and walking difficult without assistance. Xerostomia (dry mouth), nausea, and vomiting may follow. These symptoms may be long in duration, ranging from 4 to 24 hours in some cases. Ibogaine is sometimes administered per rectum to avoid nausea and vomiting.Ibogaine occurs naturally in iboga root bark. Ibogaine is also available in a total alkaloid extract of the Tabernanthe iboga plant, which also contains all the other iboga alkaloids and thus has only about half the potency by weight as standardized ibogaine hydrochloride. As of 2009, ibogaine is unregulated in Canada[58][59] and Mexico.[5]

As of 2015 in the United Kingdom, ibogaine is not listed under the Misuse of Drugs Act and so is legal to possess, however distribution is illegal.[60][61]

Ibogaine is schedule I in Sweden.[62]

Ibogaine is classified as a Schedule I-controlled substance in the United States,[63] and is not approved there for addiction treatment (or any other therapeutic use) because of its hallucinogenic, neurotoxic, and cardiovascular side effects, as well as the scarcity of safety and efficacy data in human subjects.[64]

Ibogaine is illegal in Norway (as are all tryptamine derivatives).[65]

Ibogaine is unregulated in Germany, but for medical use it can be regulated by the pharmacy rules (AMG).

Ibogaine was gazetted in New Zealand in 2009 as a non-approved prescription medicine.[66]

On January 14, 2016, Ibogaine was legalized for prescription use in São Paulo, Brazil, with this legalization to extend to the rest of the country in a few months.[14]

In most other countries it remains unregulated and unlicensed.
Ibogaine treatment clinics have emerged in Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, South Africa, and New Zealand, all operating in what has been described as a "legal gray area".[67][69] Costa Rica also has treatment centers, most notably one run by Lex Kogan, a leading proponent of ibogaine.[70] Covert, illegal neighborhood clinics are known to exist in the United States, despite active DEA surveillance.[71] While clinical guidelines for ibogaine-assisted detoxification were released by the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance in 2015,[72][73] addiction specialists warn that the treatment of drug dependence with ibogaine in non-medical settings, without expert supervision and unaccompanied by appropriate psychosocial care, can be dangerous — and, in approximately one case in 300, potentially fatal.

Source: Wiki

8. Ohio 911 Fatal Overdose Prevention Law

​Accidental overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, exceeding even motor vehicle accidents among people ages 25 to 64. Many of these deaths are preventable if emergency medical assistance is summoned, but people using drugs or alcohol illegally often fear arrest if they call 911, even in cases where they need emergency medical assistance for a friend or family member at the scene of a suspected overdose.

The best way to encourage overdose witnesses to seek medical help is to exempt them from arrest and prosecution for minor drug and alcohol law violations, an approach often referred to as Good Samaritan 911.

The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance. Witnesses to heart attacks rarely think twice about calling 911, but witnesses to an overdose often hesitate to call for help or, in many cases, simply don’t make the call. In fact, research confirms the most common reason people cite for not calling 911 is fear of police involvement.

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted policies to provide limited immunity from arrest or prosecution for minor drug law violations for people who summon help at the scene of an overdose. New Mexico was the first state to pass such a policy and has been joined in recent years by Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

Good Samaritan laws do not protect people from arrest for other offenses, such as selling or trafficking drugs, or driving while drugged. These policies protect only the caller and overdose victim from arrest and/or prosecution for simple drug possession, possession of paraphernalia, and/or being under the influence.

9. Stop Tramadol chemical dependency

I would like to bring awareness to healthcare professionals and physicians of the dangers of prescribing tramadol.

I am a recovering addict! My drug of choice was tramadol. Tramadol was very easy for me to obtain as most physicians believe it is a safe and great alternative for pain relief. Physicians also believe there is no potential for abuse or dependency.

From my own experience, I can assure you that tramadol is highly addictive. I was being prescribed tramadol for a year and a half and physicians would write RX's with no second thought, as if it was similar to Advil or Tylenol. Most RX's were wrote for 60 pills with 3-4 refills!

Detoxing off tramadol was horrible, which included, depression, anxiety, muscle aches, agitation, insomnia, and ultimately ending up at a rehab center to get my life back!

10. Demand an end to law enforcement and courts treating drug addicts as criminals!

The National Institute of Drug Addiction states that drug addiction is a disease and a mental disorder. Therefore, crimes by drug addicts are carried out because the drug addict's brain is compromised both DURING and BEFORE they commit a crime. This is unlike a mentally sane person who has the ability to make a conscious decision prior to committing a crime. The drug addict's brain does not have that. The dopamine high — an effect known as tolerance, is much greater in addicts.

Addiction is medically proven to incapacitate the brain and confuse desires. Why then is the justice system treating addicts like criminals when other persons who are deemed mentally incapacitated get help?

11. Keep Methadone Clinics Out of Annapolis, MD!

In less than a month they are planning to open a new methadone clinic on Defense Highway in Parole, MD, directly outside of Annapolis.

There are currently 5 clinics operating in Glen Burnie, a 6th anticipated in Pasadena (currently delayed due to protests causing the owner to change the clinic location), making the Annapolis location the 7th!

Yes, heroin and other opiates are an epidemic in Maryland, but you don't see Howard, Washington, Montgomery, Wicomico, Talbot, etc rushing to fill their counties with clinics!

As residents of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and Maryland as a whole, stand up for what our communities truly need! No more Methadone Clinics! No more crutches!

12. Protect Our Community from Excessive Gambling

"Supermarket chain Countdown is making it easier to gamble, installing Lotto outlets at its checkouts so that customers don't have to go to a separate counter."

Source: ONE News
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/fears-lotto-countdown-checkouts-encourage-gambling-5858566

Please sign this petition to help our voice be heard that we the wider community want to protect those vulnerable from easy access to gambling.

Don't let Countdown make it harder for those addicted to gambling to choice between food for their family and a Lotto ticket.

13. Get rid of slot machines in Australia

Australians are loosing a large amount of money through the addictive use of slot machines. People are spending so much money on these machines that they are risking getting into debt; losing their homes and ending up on the street.

Too many families and relationships have been ruined by these machines.

Time to stand up.

14. For the Creation of a Detox Facility in Trenton (by a TCNJ Student)

It is time for Trenton to realize a drug/alcohol detoxification facility is a MUST.

Over 2,600 admissions for substance abuse were recorded in 2011 alone.

Why is a detox center so vital to our community?

In order to go to a rehabilitation facility to treat addiction, an addict must go through a detoxification program first. This detox program is a medical necessity – the risk of death from withdrawal is significant and warrants the appropriate professional supervision.

If you live in Trenton, the closest detox facility is a thirty minute drive to Princeton by car, while many Trenton residents do not have access to a vehicle. This is a critical unmet need for our community.

For Mercer County in 2011:
*329 total alcohol licenses in Mercer County.
*136 (or 41%) of these licenses exist in the city of Trenton
*2,930 alcohol-related calls to Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
*2,130 (or 73%) of these calls were from the city of Trenton

“Emergency Departments within the city have experienced the greatest impact from substance abuse users. Healthcare providers have had to find creative solutions to overcrowding, inappropriate utilization and dangerous behaviors often exhibited by the users.”

For Mercer County in 2011:
*2,698 total admissions for substance abuse
*55% (1,474) came from Trenton
*297 people for cocaine addiction
*837 people for heroin and other opiates
*891 people treated for alcohol addiction

In the past, there have been attempts to build a detoxification facility in Trenton and Lawrence – however, the public has always found an excuse by stereotyping this disease. The time for change is now – by signing this petition you are taking action to save people’s lives – maybe even someone you know.

(Source of data: Trenton Health Team Needs Assessment - July 2013)

Contact Information:
Ryan Pilarski, a student of TCNJ - pilarsk2@tcnj.edu
412-576-5938

15. An Act to Implement Alternatives to Addiction Recovery

In regards to a long history in the state of Maine as well as the statistical condition of Maine having an 8.5% higher rate of addiction then the national average.

This more then warrants a request for all concerned and affected constituents and professionals to request a responsible analysis and work sessions that continue until there is a conclusion resulting in progressive recovery.

16. Open methadone clinics on weekends

Basically I lost my brother due to methadone overdose which was not his fault, it was down to the fact that someone had their weekend take-out and thought it was ok to do a prank.

So I thik their should be a clinic open on weekends just like their is on weekdays so users can get only the amount they need each day.

Their have been lots of cases of people overdosing from methadone so I think if a clinic was to be opened on weekends it would be a lot safer for people.

17. Bring back 'Intervention Canada'!

Recently, it was announced that Slice TV would no longer pursue another season with Intervention Canada.

Through social media, it has become obvious that this has upset many and left others, if not all, asking the same question: "why?".

This show is not only interesting, but it has saved many lives and have shown so many the reality of addiction amongst society!

18. Stop Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Mandatory minimum sentencing laws require harsh, automatic prison terms for those convicted of certain federal and state crimes. These inflexible, "one-size-fits-all" sentencing laws are popular with Congress and state lawmakers because they seem like a quick fix solution for crime.

But mandatory minimums undermine justice by preventing judges from fitting the punishment to the individual and the seriousness of their offense. Because of mandatory sentencing laws, the population of federal and state prisons has soared, resulting in exorbitant costs to taxpayers and excessively long prison sentences for too many people in the United States.

19. Label all Topical Steroid Cremes for Potential Severe Rebound Side-Effects

We are a group of suffering people and children from all over the world who were prescribed topical steroids for various skin conditions and got addicted without any warning of the serious side-effects and potential addiction if used for over two weeks.

You can read our stories, see horrific pictures from our group, and read documented medical studies describing those afflicted along with their details of steroid creme addiction and withdrawal.

20. Change the name "National Institute On Drug Abuse" to "National Institute On Diseases Of Addiction"

Potential Institute Name Change - H.R.1348/S. 1101 - On March 6, 2007 , Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and John Sullivan (R-OK) introduced H.R.1348 to re-designate the National Institute on Drug Abuse as National Institute on Diseases of Addiction, and to re-designate the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as the National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health.

Similarly , on March 28, Senators Joseph Biden (D-DE), Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced S. 1101, the Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act of 2007 , which would make the same changes. In a press release, Senator Biden said the intent of the legislation is to recognize addiction as a preventable and treatable neurobiological disease, and to better identify the roles and missions of our research institutes. "Addiction is a neurobiological disease - not a lifestyle choice - and it's about time we start treating it as such", said Sen. Biden. "We must lead by example and change the names of our federal research institutes to accurately reflect this reality. By changing the way we talk about addiction, we change the way people think about addiction, both of which are critical steps in getting past the social stigma too often associated with the disease. "

The House bill was referred to the health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee; the senate bill was marked up and passed by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on June 27 , 2007. The bill has been placed on the Senate calendar under General Orders. The bill is currently being "held" by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). He must release his hold if the bill is to receive full consideration in the Senate.; Exert taken from 2008 edition of N.I.D.A Publication.

21. Oppose the Methadone Accountability Package

Recently a package of legislation was introduced in the state senate, called the Methadone Accountability Package. These bills and a resolution include S.B. 1293, S.B. 1294 - the Methadone Addiction Prevention and Treatment Act, S.B. 1376, S.B. 1377, S.B. 1378, S.B. 1382, S.B. 1383, and S.R. 348.

This package of legislation would would limit the length of methadone therapy for addiction treatments. This act would intrude on Pennsylvanians doctor-patient relationship, by limiting the rights of doctors and patients. It would limit health care choice and would put addicts in treatment at risk of returning to illicit drug use, by forcing patients off of methadone prematurely.

The length of methadone therapy for addiction treatments should be determined by the doctor and their patient, depending on how the patient responds to the therapy. The scientific evidence that methadone remains one of the most effective ways of treating opioid addiction and dependence is overwhelming.

Doctors should be practicing medicine, not the legislature. We ask the members of the Pennsylvania state Senate Committee on Public Health & Welfare to oppose and vote against all legislation in the Methadone Accountability Package, should it come up for a vote in committee, and should it pass committee, to vote against passing the package's legislation in the General Assembly.

22. Boycott Casinos - Support Local Businesses & Green Jobs

Dear Friend,

The leadership on Beacon Hill is attempting to open the door to predatory gambling in Massachusetts. They have refused to conduct a proper study of the pros and cons of their proposals. The House passed its casino bill without holding public hearings.

They claim casinos will create jobs. But the facts show that casinos are jobs killers and community-busters. They drain so much money from the local economy that they kill 1.5 jobs for every one they create. And they saddle us with social problems that cost taxpayers $3 dollars for every $1 dollar in tax revenue.

Casinos are not part of the solution. We can create more jobs by investing in the energy-efficient green economy of the future. Casino jobs create addictions. Green jobs give us reliable energy, clean up the air, improve nutrition, reduce chronic disease, health costs, and avert the threat of climate change.

Sign our petition to ask the Massachusetts legislature to say NO to casino gambling.

23. Cure Phuket's Plastic Addiction

Phuket is an island in the Andaman sea, its is a small island and much of its income is dependent on tourists flocking to Phuket because of its pristine beaches and natural beauty, not to mention its fantastic nightlife.

But with Phuket's current plastic addiction every day tonnes of plastic waste is being sent Phukets landfill and the incinerator at its maximum the problem is only getting worse with each passing day.

It is up to Phuket citizens and students to join together and help reduce plastic consumption in Phuket.

24. Stop Facebook

Facebook is a social-networking website, but not just any social-networking website. It is the most popular one on the web, causing people to be addicted almost instantly. Why should we waste away our lives on an addiction, especially one that is counter-productive? Look to the future and what do you see? I see a future where hardly anyone talks face-to-face anymore; it is all based off of the web.

Just imagine, there will definitely be something more popular and more addicting than Facebook, so this addiction will get worse, but we can stop it or at least decline it. We can fix it. We can shape the future.

25. Support for Latter-day Saint women with Depression

Reflections Recovery is a proposed 90-day residential treatment program governed by Latter-day Saint (LDS) principles of healing. Geared towards helping women ages 18 and older, we will provide a safe haven for those who struggle with addictions to drugs and alcohol and suffer from the pains of depression and abuse.

26. Petition of Hope: Methadone dispensary for Haliburton

To get a methadone dispensary in one of the pharmacies, so that the people have some where to go for help.

Some people just don’t have the money to travel to Lindsay or Minden, especially in the winter when it’s very cold and they don’t have a car. They are forced to hitch-hike, so if there where a clinic in Haliburton it would be wonderful.

Important note: Please understand we do not condone giving methadone to a 21 year old, except as a last possible resort. It’s only an example of the tragedy that can be avoided, and you will eventually save lives by signing this petition.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope a lot of people see this as I do.

27. Methadone clinic for Englewood

The town of Englewood Florida has a very bad, and out of control Drug Problem. I myself, and many people think that it should not be as hard as it is to get help with their addiction, through Methadone maintenance.

There are no clinics around here, if you want to get help, you have to drive to Tampa, or Fort Myers for treatment.

A clinic in this area would help a great deal, and stop drug related problems.

28. Mike Tyson Doesn't need Prison

Tyson has been in drug treatment for 8 months and has never denied he is battling with a drug addiction.

Since his arrest in Arizona Mike has shown he is willing and able to seek help for his problem.

Maricopa County Courts will be sentencing Mike Tyson November 19, 2007.

29. Methamphetamine Finding a way that Will work

Today, drug treatment and rehabilitation centers are typically operating on the belief that social or philosophical factors are causing the addictive behavior, and that if we could change an addict's belief system, or his social support structure we could end his addictive behavior. And yet, the success an individual attains, typically doesn't last as long as the treatment. This superficial view comes from our governmental and religious orientations which maintain that addiction is the result of bad personal choices, weak character, and anti-social or irreligious behaviors.

These are not useless perspectives in our attempts to improve the human condition. However, in solving the pervasive problems which have deep roots in our human motivations and emotions, we must see that socially based perspectives have little to offer. People do not destroy their families, careers, and love relationships, because they choose to, or because of their friends. They do not desire financial ruin, loss of self respect, being assaulted, or spending long and frequent periods of time incarcerated, just because its their chosen lifestyle. These are blind and ignorant attitudes.

It is apparent that a motivation, or physiological drive stronger than our conscious concerns is at work fueling our addictive behaviors. Addiction means giving up conscious control. It is impulsive, unconscious behavior.

This mandatory meth law is not going to help or teach anyone a lesson, these are not criminals who need to be punished these are human beings with an addiction. ....Instead punishing an addict for something they have very little control over, we need to help them take control of there life again and not take it all away.

My name is Meth
I destroy homes, I tear families apart,
I take your children, and that's just the start.
I'm more costly than diamonds, more precious than gold,
The sorrow I bring is a sight to behold.
If you need me, remember I am easily found,
I live all around you – in school and in town
I live with the rich, I live with the poor,
I live down the street, and maybe next door.
I'm made in a lab, but not like you think,
I can be made under the kitchen sink.
In your child's closet, and even in the woods,
If this scares you to death, well it certainly should.
I have many names, but there's one you know best,
I'm sure you heard of me, my name is crystal meth.
My power is awesome, try me you'll see,
But if you do, you may never break free.
Just try me once and I might let you go,
But try me twice, and I'll own your soul.
When I possess you, you'll steal and you'll lie,
You do what you have to do – just to get high.
The crimes you'll commit for my narcotic charms
Will be worth the pleasure you'll feel in your arms.
You'll lie to your mother, you'll steal from your dad,
When you see their tears, you should feel sad.
But you'll forget your morals and how you were raised,
I'll be your conscience, I'll teach you my ways.
I take kids from parents, and parents from kids,
I turn people from God, and separate friends.
I'll take everything from you, your looks and your pride,
I'll be with you always - - right by your side.
You'll give up everything - - your family, your home,
Your friends, your money, then you'll be alone.
I'll take and take, till you have nothing more to give,
When I'm finished with you, you'll be lucky to live.
If you try me be warned - - this is no game,
If given the chance I'll drive you insane.
I'll ravish your body, I'll control your mind,
I'll own you completely, your soul will be mine.
The nightmares I'll give you while lying in bed,
The voices you'll hear, from inside your head.
The sweats, the shakes, the visions you'll see,
I want you to know, these gifts are from me.
But then it's too late, and you'll know in your heart,
That you are mine, and we shall not part.
You'll regret that you tried me, they always do,
But you came to me, not I to you.
You knew this would happen, many times you were told,
But you challenged my power, and chose to be bold.
You could have said no, and just walked away,
If you could live that day over, now what would you say?
I'll be your master, you'll be my slave,
I'll even go with you, when you go to your grave.
Now that you have met me, what will you do?
Will you try me or not? It's all up to you.
I can bring you more misery than words can tell,
Come take my hand, let me lead you to hell.
- Judy West

30. Help for medically induced addicts of Benzodiazepines

There are known to be 1.5 million addicts of benzodiazepines in the UK unfortunately there is no real help provided to help people off these drugs.

Most people addicted to them are left on them as doctors dont know how to cope with the situation.

It is estimated that there are over a hundred people in every GP surgery taking these tablets.

I am asking that the British government do something to help There has be a launch an all party committee to look at the problems of these drugs so a petition should help back up the need.