On 23 Feb 2018 at 8:23am What is going on wrote:
Yet another ambulance called to toilets behind Premier Inn. That place is heroin central... In Lewes... Unbelievable...
On 23 Feb 2018 at 8:27am Deja Vu wrote:
*cough* pleased I moved out of Lewes *cough*
On 23 Feb 2018 at 8:34am Hello Deja- a warning - wrote:
Hailsham Public Toilets ( car park North Street ) are ........UNISEX ! .That's how bad it gets here.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 9:10am Deja Vu wrote:
Ooh that'll be something to look forward to
On 23 Feb 2018 at 9:15am in the know wrote:
De ja smug, there is quite a significant drug problem in hailsham I'll have you know! Mainly crack though..
On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:04am Deja Vu wrote:
I don't doubt it, the same is true across the whole of the UK (young, old, rich, poor).
I'm not worried, I happen to know the drug of choice in Upper Horsebridge is usually a cheeky little Riesling, I just join in...
On 23 Feb 2018 at 10:34am Country Life wrote:
I'm not surprised that this has happened again frankly. Are the services going to do anything about it, or does a member of the public actually have to find a corpse in these toilets?
These people have a death-wish and shouldn't be allowed in the Lewes town centre.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 11:10am The Greek wrote:
Crikey let's hope these people get the help they need
On 23 Feb 2018 at 11:14am Horseman7 wrote:
Country Life, I fear that anyone's idea of doing something about it will simply be to shut the toilets down, thereby depriving creaky old people like me of a much needed facility, ie a wee rather than a fix.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 11:17am Country Life wrote:
@Horseman7 I know what you mean, my bladder goes from green to amber to red more quickly than it used to too! But if you get nicked for drink driving you get a ban and have to do educational courses don't you? If you get admitted for overdosing surely you must have to go into some sort of detox / rehabilitation?
On 23 Feb 2018 at 12:23pm Done and dusted wrote:
Methadone and dusted off/sent out into the community.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 1:04pm jimbob wrote:
Sadly services no longer have the resources to provide robust treatment options like that. I believe Brighton were looking at a plan to provide a safe space to inject. Perhaps this would be a good option?
On 23 Feb 2018 at 1:16pm MG wrote:
@jimbob - supervised consumption is an NHS service commissoned from some pharmacists (I think Boots in Lewes) where those in drug treatment can inject methadone or bupronorphene safely under controlled conditions - new syringe, no shared paraphernalia.etc. However, many local authorities have been so affected by austerity that the major subsatnce misue programs have been shredded.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 2:04pm BGT wrote:
Left to rot like the asylums of old - Good old Tories, never change.Never will.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 3:07pm jimbob wrote:
@mg, I think you will find they will take a measured and controlled amount orally. No one is injecting at the pharmacy! Brighton were running an injectable opiate trial under strict controlled circumstances, not sure if this is still the case.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 3:29pm @endoftheouse wrote:
You really are repellent you know
On 23 Feb 2018 at 3:40pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
"These people have a death-wish and shouldn't be allowed in the Lewes town centre"
And how would you suggest that your proposal should be implemented, Country Life? Checkpoints?
On 23 Feb 2018 at 3:55pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The waiting time for a place in rehab is 12-18 months. It is massively expensive (several thousand) and pretty pointless unless there is really good ongoing support in the community afterwards.
While the NHS is being run into the ground, I can't see that changing any time soon. There's not a lot of voter appeal in tax money for addicts, so this government will never make funds available for increasing provision.
A third of all heroin overdose deaths in Europe happen in the UK. We have a shocking record in addiction management in this country.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 3:55pm Observer wrote:
Interesting article here on heroin and homelessness in Manchester. I imagine there are similar issues in Brighton, spreading to Lewes.
Check it out here »
On 23 Feb 2018 at 4:11pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Very informative article, Observer.
A rough sleeper in Lewes told me that it's much safer sleeping out in Lewes than in Brighton. Violence against people sleeping rough in Brighton is quite a problem.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 5:26pm Suffering fools wrote:
I just don't get why these idiots are still out on the streets when they can get doss holes in newhaven off the council.
Oh right 'cause then they will have avoid the smack.
Darwinian theory will play out and they will eventually rid themselves from our streets. However I fear fresh idiots will replace them.
How come all the lovely platitude dribbling keyboard angels aren't housing them through this cold spell?
On 23 Feb 2018 at 5:32pm jjane wrote:
hope they die .
On 23 Feb 2018 at 7:55pm Jimbob wrote:
Whenever the homeless/ drug question comes up it really does bring out the heartless spiteful nasty side of this forum. I'm sure that some of it is mindless trolling for a reaction but the rest of you, well, shame on you. I hope that you never have to go through this yourselves but I would imagine that it is the only way your narrow minds will be changed.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 8:16pm There but for the grace wrote:
@Jimbob, I couldn't agree more. How can people be so threatened by the homeless that they actually wish them dead? I mean, Christ. And when you start labelling other human beings as "vermin", you're only a fascist regime away from the final solution - it's the same attitude, only thankfully held by little internet troll losers rather than by a political force. But don't worry, as Roald Dahl wrote, you end up with the face you deserve; if you think horrible thoughts all the time, they show in your face. I expect the likes of @jjane, @suffering fools and @endoftheouse have suitably troll-like faces to match their sad little hobby.
On 23 Feb 2018 at 9:50pm That bloke wrote:
Iím sickened by the lack of basic humanity shown here.
Addiction is an illness, not a lifestyle choice
On 24 Feb 2018 at 12:35pm Honst wrote:
They chose to take drugs in the first place. They choose to continue. Buck stops with them and only them.
On 24 Feb 2018 at 2:17pm Honst by there own wrote:
On 24 Feb 2018 at 5:30pm Morons wrote:
To an all the saints posting on here, the reason there is no love here for them is because they are beggars, they (in majority) are not homeless, do you get it?
If my change meant they would eat, I would gladly give it (even though my change is far from spare). That's not what my change is to them, it's gets spent on alcohol.
On 24 Feb 2018 at 10:39pm Mario wrote:
Do-gooders should give these 'homeless' people food or drinks instead of money. That'll stop them running off to their dealers when mugs have given them enough money for a stash of gear.
On 1 Mar 2018 at 7:53pm Confused wrote:
Bloody druggys begging to get a stash of gear and get off there faces for a laugh . I suggest some of you do some research into what heroin does to the body itís not a recriational drug people do because itís fun they do it because once their addicted their doing it to function in a day to day basis and if they donít do it they will feel like their going to die through the illness of the withdrawal !!
If you donít believe in giving them money maybe just try saying hello to them and asking if there alright or how there Day is going . A little compassion can go a long way in this world