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Neighbors split on drug rehab clinic

‘It’s going to be nothing but trouble’ vs. ‘I don’t see it as problematic’

July 26, 2013

A new drug-rehabilitation facility is set to open next month, despite an objection from at least one neighboring resident. SelfRefind will open Aug....

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Aug-01-13 12:27 AM

Wake up, Marietta...we have a drug problem (& more specifically, a ****** problem)!! This is a clinic will give our area community members, who are addicts, a chance at living a normal life. Mr. Walters, God help you when/if you ever have a person you care about get sucked into this terrible fate while you watch helpless. I would bet your perspective would change! In the meantime, why not try to have a little patience for the families (if you cant do it for the addict) who may see this treatment option as a ray of hope for their loved one. Oh, &, I suggest you be a part of the solution instead of the voice of ignorant pessimism. Remember, Mr Walters..treat thy neighbor as you wish to be this case with kindness and might come back to you many times over! I will, for one, be giving this clinic a chance by letting them help our town. I encourage everyone to (at the least) keep an open mind & support the effort to heal the souls of our lost communi

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Jul-29-13 11:52 PM

health treatment, not to mention the fact that the fee dose not even cover the cost of the medication! Also those of you whom are worried about the fact that there are 3 schools within walking distance, well sorry but I guarantee that there is more than one person at each of those schools selling a variety of illicit drugs so maybe you should focus on those people and then we really wouldn't need a service like this in our area! I truly hope that our community can come together and realize that there not just passing out free highs but that there ARE hoops to jump through! try multiple NA or AA meetings weekly,drug test,counseling, multiple doctors appointments and more. Oh and by the way what if it was your child or sibling!

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Jul-29-13 11:47 PM

I truly find it sad that so many people find this to be a problematic issue. This is a service that is greatly needed in this area in my opinion! As a recent graduate from a local high school, a college student at Washington State, a medical professional, and an opiate addict. For members of our community to act like the problem is beneath them is ridiculous. This disease affects people from all walks of life all social and economical backgrounds. and for those of you whom wonder why Marietta Memorial Health Care Systems haven't partaken in this are obviously ignorant, call your hospital there are currently 2 doctors there who have been working in suboxone treatment for over 5 years! We also have another doctor in Marietta who takes part in this kind of treatment at our Mental Health Agency! However, our M.H.A. dose not accept any form of payment other than the Medical Card or Cash!Im sorry but Im not really to sure how many of you could afford 1,600.00/month for a continued ...

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Jul-27-13 12:16 PM

An outpatient day clinic is not the preferred choice for a person who's addicted to opiates. Yes, they become quite sick in withdrawal, but an inpatient, hospital setting is a much safer place to "get clean". Staying clean once the physical withdrawal is over, is another story though. There's no place better than AA or NA to get real about your addiction. Some attendees are still using, no question about that, but they only fool themselves.

True antidepressant medications are not considered addictive. Some people (25%) who try to stop them "cold turkey" may experience symptoms like stomach flu or headaches, and some may have psychological "episodes" much like their original symptoms. The key is to taper off. Paxil, Effexor, and Prozac produce those symptoms more often.

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Jul-27-13 11:40 AM

The best thing to do is don't be an idiot and get on these drugs in the first place.

Unless you need narcotics to lead a normal life due to disability stay away from them.

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Jul-27-13 9:48 AM

Hmmm...with the license plate readers running..just a quick trip thru the parking lot a couple times/day..druggie database

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Jul-26-13 11:04 PM

Plus 2 schools within walking distance..actually3

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Jul-26-13 11:01 PM

The hosp dont want the clients,domestic drama,theft around/near their patients.

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Jul-26-13 10:56 PM

subx and methadone are confiscated quite often by law enforcement.It didnt fall out of the sky and you cant buy it over the counter

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Jul-26-13 10:54 PM

Ask,as stated in the article,they do presciption counts randomly.They do take it home.Certainly I am not against treatment.A facility should be located in a hosp setting.Not the main drag thru town.

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Jul-26-13 9:06 PM

Why arent Memorial/Selby doing this?Ask yourself some basic questions.

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Jul-26-13 9:04 PM

This is nothing more than a pill mill/methadone clinic with a diff name.I suggest you go to any clinic in any city and sit and watch.Subx is a preferred drug of choice for abuse.Most abusers use these types of facility for nothing more than a scrip for when they cant afford H, and sell the scrip to pay for H.Ahhh..Appalachia at its finest.A retail drug store on Pike Street with easy acess to I 77 for their preferred customer base

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Jul-26-13 6:10 PM

This sounds like nothing more than easy money for this private company. Suboxone and methadone are simply substituting one addictive drug for another. they are also hot drugs on the streets that are frequently sold by the person in the "program." Suboxone has been available at Westbrook and L&P services so it is nothing new. It should be used along with close supervision and counseling short term. Problem is that methadone and suboxone are often prescribed long term and the addict is still addicted but to another drug! Also ASKNOT, many many people cold turkey off drugs and live to talk about it. Sometimes the memory of the unpleasant withdrawl helps them to not be tempted to use again!

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Jul-26-13 5:28 PM

@ asknot I don't want to see anyone surfer but I don't agree with the whole weening people off one drug with another one.I would rather see a clinic where people could go in and have their vital signs taken daily and medication give out for any real medical problem resulting from the withdraw.

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Jul-26-13 4:50 PM

This is a positive step in our communities realization that we have a drug problem. Hopefully they incorporate other forms of treatment besides replacement therapy which is what ***********suboxone****/ is. Hopefully they use this to get the addicts off of opiates and then wean then off this drug. I myself went cold turkey and with plenty of help from my God and family I am 4 years clean off of ******. Everyone needs a start somewhere and I hope this can help with OUR drug problem.

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Jul-26-13 3:36 PM

Just re read the article.Their spokesmans title is "Government Liason" Pretty much says it all.Wonder how much public $$ and court appointed "customers" will be visiting at the taxpayer expense?

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Jul-26-13 3:12 PM

WTH,They puttin H in Pez dispensers now?

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Jul-26-13 3:08 PM

Josh..but they are..with a prescription.But 100% in agreement with you.

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Jul-26-13 3:05 PM

May I suggest look8ing up suboxane before you get all warm and fuzzy.Then realize that people will be driving under the influence of both substances on a busy city street.Then put yourself in the place of a visitor or poss a new resident.Now you get to see the check cashing places and now...drug /pain clinics.Day by day,coming to a neighborhood near you.

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Jul-26-13 3:02 PM

You can't replace one drug for another !

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Jul-26-13 2:48 PM

Nurse64-what are you talking about? There is plenty of help for addicts and alcoholics in our area. They're called AA and NA meetings. I think treatment centers do more harm than good. I had an exboyrfiend who stole money from me go to the care unit. His treatment involved getting him addicted to legal drugs and having him look in the mirror and tell himself that he was a good person. And that he had a disease called addiction that meant he was not responsible for his past actions? When he got out he went right beck to using and stealing andclaimed that because he had a disease what he did was not his fault? A friends daughter went to the fellowship home in parkersburg. They helped her by getting her hooked on antidepressants and food stamps and she hooked up with another guy in the house for men right next door? When AA and NA began there were no treatment centers and somehow people managed to get clean.

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Jul-26-13 2:42 PM

@JoshBrown-I agree with the cold turkey method. I also don't think the title of drugs and alcohol being an illness is correct. These are choices people make on their own. I know people who went off drugs cold turkey, trust me, they have never had the urge to repeat all they went through again. I know I will get slammed by commenters, but I want my tax dollars to go to help cure real illnesses that people had no choice in getting.

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Jul-26-13 2:23 PM

I just checked the ohio medical board web site. Dr Henthorn has been a Dr since 1979,and has never had any formal actions against him. You people putting him down. Do you think maybe he wants to help people that are on drugs.. Mr Walters. I have spent lot of money in you business. BUT NEVER EVER AGAIN!!!! You have lost my business

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Jul-26-13 2:07 PM

@joshbrown.....Apparently, you've not educated yourself much on addiction? Whether, it be drug or alcohol it's just not a turn on/turn off issue here. MOST people (not all) turn to drugs/alcohol to cope from issues that are deep seeded in their being. They don't want to feel, just be numb from their pain. Whatever that may be. We do need help in here in Marietta. Mental health is another area we as a community need to support!

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Jul-26-13 12:55 PM

There is a lot of money to be made from these clinics and I know that they will take care of" peoples pain "there too.Just getting people hooked on legal drugs so that the doctor can make money instead of the drug dealers.The only way to get people off drugs/alcohol is going cold turkey and having the will to do so.

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