Thursday, February 15, 2018
50% of addicts on the Surrey Strip want to get into detox but can't
The Peace Arch News is reporting that "Study reveals sobering truths about drug use on Surrey’s 135A Street." A KPU professor studying drug addiction on the Surrey strip states that "The only city in B.C. with a higher overdosed death toll than Surrey was Vancouver, which saw 348 fatalities last year." The lethal injection sites are promoting addiction which is resulting in an increase in overdose deaths in Vancouver and Surrey. That much is clear.
“Number one: in terms of the racial mix of people who find themselves in this very problematic substance use, roughly half are self identified as Caucasian, but the other half, about 45 per cent, self-identify as Indigenous or other,” he said. “There is a lot of First Nation representation in terms of problematic substance use on 135A street.” Actually we do not know that. All we know from the survey is half the drug addicts are white and the other half are something else.
“In terms of detox, in terms of solutions, the people who find themselves with problematic substance use who live hopelessly on 135A in these tents, many have also sought treatment or detox. So about 60 per cent of these people who live in those tents of 135A street find themselves there after going though detox or treatment, not for lack of wanting.”
That's because other than the one run by Price Pro, the detox centers in Surrey are flop houses where addicts do drugs. Drug dealers are known to hang out at the treatment houses and sell drugs while the police do nothing to stop them. Seizing the proceeds of crime without disrupting drug trafficking is a criminal act.
"In the survey, more than half of respondents said they wanted to go into detox or treatment, but were unable." That's because the extremists and the corrupt politicians have thrown away the three crucial pillars in the four pillars program and have turned harm prevention into harm promotion which simply promotes addiction and assists organized crime.
Harm Promotion on the Surrey Strip cost taxpayers $288,000.00. Enforcing the law and arresting the drug deals at the Surrey treatment centers and on the Surrey strip would cost nothing and prevent lifetimes of misery and exploitation. That would save lives.
"While addicts are people and have rights, so do all the other people in the area have the right to a neighbourhood that is clean, free of open drug dealing, with sidewalks and lit streets."
A space to shoot up, but no space for addiction treatment
Sudden death near White Rock shelter
Reggie Yates is worth listening to.
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