Now spam—er, send this to fifteen of your closest friends and a secret program will execute once you do. And if you don’t send it to at least five people you’ll have bad luck for five years and nobody will ask you out!
Well, my understanding of those substance abuse program is that they detox you and then you move into a 12 step program for maintenance.
The thing about the addiction programs is that the individual is suppose to get honest and stay honest (about themselves). A lifestyle/program of honesty is a lot of the foundation for remaining drug/alcohol free.
I certainly don’t wish addiction, or relapse on anyone; but I would say that Limbaugh’s chances are less than average.
Well, he admitted it and checked into rehab. I’d be quite the hypocrite – like Rush – if I were now to criticize him for his actions. That’s one issue right-wingers and I never see eye-to-eye on: to wit, using the criminal justice system to solve a public health problem. I’m against it. It’s a real moneymaker for lawyers, so my self-interest is to keep the present system.
Cops make big money off the present system through the seizure laws. Special police tactical units would have so much less to do if the system focused on treatment instead of making money and kicking in doors. Ho-hum.
And just to add a little extra zest to the torrent of acidic bile shooting up the gullets of honest loathers of rank hypocrisy everywhere, here are two choice quotations from this decent, all-American, espouser of family values:
Hmm, strong stuff from Rush “There’s nothing good about drug use,” Limbaugh. But wait, this little wingnut hasn’t finished yet. There’s more:
So, hopefully this (by his own diagnosis) once upstanding American turned depraved dope fiend hooked on obscene quantities of OxyContin (otherwise known as hillbilly heroin) will be enjoying years of nice long showers behind bars for the good of the rest of us. Thank God he was unmasked now rather than ten years down the line when he’d destroyed society :rolleyes:
Limbaugh’s quotes are vapid (I mean, yes drugs ruin familes and individuals, and yes we have laws, but no, that doesn’t follow that decriminalization is bad), but they are pretty far from extremist. And his own experience confirms the idea that drugs are a serious problem. So I don’t quite see where the hypocrisy or lying comes in. Sure, rich people get to have their drugs and go to expensive rehab while poor people go to the lockup, and that’s pretty unequal. But that’s about as far as you can take this.
Bottom line: a guy has a drug addiction, and that’s always too bad. Also, you may hate his guts, but that’s neither here nor there.