On 6 Mar 2016 at 5:26pm Jonny wrote:
Judge a society by the way it treats it's least fortunate. If you think it's the easy life being an addict and homeless, you have zero empathy.
On 6 Mar 2016 at 5:31pm lewes resident wrote:
Best not to get addicted in the first place then.
On 6 Mar 2016 at 5:49pm Jonny wrote:
Best hope it doesnt happen to you then. Addiction is not a respector of social class. It affects 9% of the uk population directly and many times that number indirectly as a result of the destructive behaviours that go along with it.
On 6 Mar 2016 at 6:19pm lewes resident wrote:
there is a choice as to whether you take drugs or not and I have never taken them as I am fully aware of the consequences.
On 6 Mar 2016 at 8:38pm Kat Hopkins wrote:
Is no one responsible for themselves anymore ?
On 6 Mar 2016 at 8:59pm Richard wrote:
But are they homeless?
On 6 Mar 2016 at 10:19pm Mme B wrote:
Since at least the 1960s schools have actively campaigned to warn children of the dangers of drugs. For whatever reason, some of them will either think they know better, or are more influenced by their peer group to regard the use of drugs as "recreational". Although they are not mature enough to make that choice, that is what they do. Frankly, I despair. They create their own problem, and then many become too set in antisocial behaviour to be able to benefit from the help that charitable organisations try to offer them. Many of them do not need to be homeless but end up unable to conform.
On 6 Mar 2016 at 10:26pm Hyena wrote:
Jonny, what's the solution ?
On 7 Mar 2016 at 12:36am Not too far from town wrote:
Who said this this thread was to do with drugs, addiction appears on many other levels!! Anyone could get addicted to many things in any given circumstance, don't always judge from behind a keyboard, because from what I can see there's a heck of a lot of people that are out there addicted to trolling those less fortunate
On 7 Mar 2016 at 9:12am Mme B wrote:
NTFFT: drugs were mentioned, or referred to, in the very first post (maybe also misuse of alcohol was implied). Organisations are willing to help, but those they help must also be willing to help themselves.
On 7 Mar 2016 at 12:03pm Tony wrote:
Mme B - I can see absolutely no mention or reference to drugs in the very first post. It's just your biased way of thinking I fear, you seem to think 'addict' must mean 'addicted to drugs'.
On 7 Mar 2016 at 12:43pm Mme B wrote:
OK, apart from drug and alcohol abuse, and maybe gambling, name some other addictions which could lead to homelessness.
On 7 Mar 2016 at 12:47pm Addicted to wrote:
Ladies of the night - in a place run by a Madam.
On 7 Mar 2016 at 7:15pm Brad wrote:
Ok let's get a few facts straight here. Addiction is caused by society and not the indivdual. Society makes family's ill and the family makes the child addicted. You know the most addictive and destructive drug of all? Alcohol.
If you want to end addiction then end the greedy and selfish sick consumerist society we live in rather than blame the scapegoats who are dying from addiction on the streets right now!
On 7 Mar 2016 at 7:25pm Awl wrote:
Agree about alcohol.
On 8 Mar 2016 at 4:12pm Jonny wrote:
It might be helpful to think of addiction like this: The first time was a choice, possibly, but probably someone else gave it to you, that innocent glass of watered down wine on Christmas day springs to mind. For drugs have been deliberately given it, I know a young woman who was given heroin aged 12. She's probably not going to make 30 let alone 40 if she doesn't stop.
You have to want to stop, if you're not addicted to drugs and/or booze, thank your lucky stars. It's very hard to get off otherwise people would just....well...stop.
On 8 Mar 2016 at 5:48pm Hyena wrote:
Jonny, they do. How many people stop smoking every year?
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