But as for drug prosecution I think education is great. I'm even in favor of using Federal money if it would help. But at the end of the day, teenager or adult, we are all solely responsible for the guy/gal in the mirror. I've never used any unprescribed drug stronger than Motrin or bourbon. And if it were legal today I still wouldn't use. But i would never presume to make that choice for someone else. If a teenager, against all better advice and teaching, wants to throw their life away on drugs, well it was their life to throw away. It always was.
obviously we got a different notion 'bout how well privatization has worked for keeping vet costs down? if we were less well off, there is numerous times we woulda' had to consider euthanizing pets for relative minor problems.
as to drugs, we complete disagree with you 'bout responsibility. our time working at juvenile hall is the reason we will never have kids, but it also inspired us to do a fair bit o' reading 'bout childhood development, particular kiddie brain development. perhaps gd recalls what he were thinking 'bout during teenage years, but you cannot genuine reflect 'pon how you thought. the brain you got now is substantial different than the one you had in junior high and high school. complex morality choices ain't possible 'til relative late puberty. as adults we often see teenagers and is baffled by their immaturity, but the immaturity is not only the norm, it is a result o' brain development. bad parenting and/or lack o' experience is what most o' us is gonna point to when we see kids do wrong. ain't that simple. good parenting teaches kids to suppress their natural immaturity until their brain develops enough so they can actual make enlightened choices.
we got a few folks on this board with med backgrounds, and hurl is a teacher who must needs have taken numerous childhood development classes to get his credential. is so difficult for us to recall how we were using our brains when we were teens. sure, we likely look back on moments o' teenage stoopidity and probable chalk it up to our inexperience, but your brain were genuine different during those years, and even good parenting cannot complete overcome brain development issues. you were inherent irresponsible as a teen, even if you were able to suppress immaturity.
opioids is also blurring the lines o' responsibility. random guy is prescribed opioids by a doctor. after all, the vast majority o' opioid addictions begin with dr. prescriptions. random guy works +50 hours a week doing construction or law enforcement or some other job. the only way he can work is with the aid o' painkillers. private contractor roofer guy don't work and his family don't eat. so, he takes opioids as directed by his doctor, and becomes addicted. roofer guy's pain ain't going away, but as with any such medicine, he is needing increase dosage to get similar/same relief. so, when roofer guy wakes up one morning and realizes he is addicted to opioids, who is responsible? the roofer? of course he is responsible, but he is also an addict, which again, by definition, means he is no longer able to act reasonable and responsible regarding his drug use.
just don't take the drugs in the first place, eh? is not a viable option for many. "for there was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently."-much ado about nothing, shakespeare. roofer guy or cop or (ironic) dentist needs to work. even if one willpowers self though pain, the capacity to do work at a high level will be diminished. our hypothetical dentist with a toothache could likely will himself to endure pain, but no doubt gd would be concerned if he were getting a root canal from a white-knuckled and pale dentist who were sweating profusely.
dunno. as we said already, we got no answers, but am thinking gd is oversimplifying.
HA! Good Fun!
Edited by Gromnir, 15 May 2017 - 09:56 AM.