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Re: [IP] Free Needles for Druggies, no help for diabetics

Very well said.

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> I just want to shed a lttle light about needle exchange programs.  I =
work for
> a drug and alcohol treatment center that also has a street outreach wit=
h a
> "needles" program and we are NOT interested in promoting drug use.   =
> exchange programs provide clean needles in exchange for dirty ones.  =
The idea
> is that it will prevent the spread of infectious diseases that are a =
> health risk. Addicts are going to use, whether they are supplied with =
> needles or not.  It doesn't further their drug use and in fact, helps =
> takes steps to protect their health that can eventually lead to getting=
> I know, I've seen it happen.
> << The thing that bugs me is that the government here in
>  > New Brunswick are giving druggies free needles to help their drug =

>  > abuse. The thing is we need insulin to stay alive and a junkie needs
>  > needles to get high. >>
> It does still rot that we diabetics have to fight to get basic supplies=
> keep us alive.  I battle with my HMO every 3 months when I have to reor=
> Last time I had to threaten to go to the ER for a costly bout of DKA =
> they got to work on actually helping me.  But, my right to good care =
is not
> more important than someone elses.  We are just dealing with different
> diseases.
> Daniel
> Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/