Monday, August 17, 2015

Movie icon Morgan Freeman has reportedly lost a loved one tragically

Gawker.com Article Link

Victim E'dena Hines was stabbed to death by her live in boyfriend while he was under some sort of drug induced rage.  Stabbed during an exorcism according to some police sources, the death is still under investigation. Anytime a 33 year old young women dies it is a tragedy. The epidemic of hard drugs still sweeping our country and the world really is sad. Drugs don't discriminate whether your black, white, blue or green, rich, poor or homeless, married single or divorced, anyone can fall victim to the horrors of drug abuse. 


What we need to provide is safe places that ppl can get the help they need to fight mental illness and problems with drugs. These problems sometimes run hand and hand. People are afraid to talk about family issues often and it's best to deal with these problems head on. While family can't deal with it alone, there are starting to be more and more resources adapted to help. 


Another place where these resources are sorely needed is our prison system. We do a hell of a job at punishment in our great country but have a startling reputation. We have nearly 25% of the worlds incarcerated with under 5% of the worlds population. THAT'S BOTH SAD AND SCARY.  We lock ppl up for months or years at a time and then release them back in society without giving them the tools necessary to survive.  If they were using when they went in odds are they are going to be using when they are released if they aren't shown another way to live. We need to provide services to help them heal while they are incarcerated so they can continue to work on their sobriety when they are released. If they continue to get help the recidivism rate will drop exponentially. 


What do you think we as a country should do about the drug problem???


Please, all comments are welcome!!