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Why Don’t They Just Stop? Ways to Think About and Talk About Addiction


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Sep 27 2017 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Community Opioid Response Committee to Hold Conversation on Why Don’t They Just Stop? Ways to Think About and Talk About Addiction

BRATTLEBORO – The Community Opioid Response Committee (COR) is holding a conversation on Why Don’t They Just Stop? Ways to Think About and Talk About Addiction on Wednesday, September 27 at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, Vermont 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM to answer such common questions as Why can some people quit and others can't? Why would they choose drugs over a job and/or family? Don't they care about the consequences of their choices? And shouldn't they be responsible and accountable for their actions?

Geoff Kane, Chief of Addiction Services at the Brattleboro Retreat, will facilitate a discussion with a panel of local professionals in recovery and addiction specialists including Brian Condon, Jedediah Popp, Ella Thorne-Thomsen, Suzie Walker & Paul Sinsigalli. Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by the Community Opioid Response Committee. COR’s mission is to engage the community to reduce opioid misuse, addiction and stigma. We promote awareness and involvement across the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. This event will be live-streamed by BCTV & cortalks.org. To learn more contact bapc802@gmail.com or 257-2175 or visit CorTalks.org.


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Brooks Memorial Library
224 Main Street
Brattleboro , VT
United States

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Bottoms Up

Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010.

 
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Smoke 'em if you got 'em

Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States.

This includes more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure.

 
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The real addiction is the draconian mandates of illegal drugs

When you approach a public meeting for the purpose of “holding a conversation” with questions like: “Why can some people quit and others can't? Why would they choose drugs over a job and/or family? Don't they care about the consequences of their choices? And shouldn't they be responsible and accountable for their actions?” then, the so-called “conversation” is intentionally stacked with stigma.

So if a stated part of COR’s and BAPC’s “mission is to engage the community to reduce opioid misuse, addiction and stigma,” why bother when your community “conversation" reeks with the stigma of abuse and addiction from the start?

Because of the generational embedded stigma that all illegal drug use constitutes abuse or addiction, “local professionals in recovery and addiction specialists” are ill-equipped to provide realistic approaches to understanding drug use and need serious retraining.

Professional abuse/addiction services are as much of the problem as the (perceived) problems with drug use.

The real addiction is professional, government and public draconian mandates of so-called illegal drugs

This country is addicted to addiction and antidrug laws.

 
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