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View Poll Results: Was Drugs/Alcohol a factor in why he's in?
No drugs/alcohol had no part of it. 66 7.15%
Yes, they are the reason. 405 43.88%
Yes, they made him do stupid things. 440 47.67%
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:06 PM
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My boyfriend got 12 years for Intoxication Manslaughter. He was driving home from a cookoff and had way too much to drink. We weren't together then, but I came across the wreck and traffic was rerouted on my way home from the same cookoff. (I don't drink). I didn't realize he was involved until the next day. He's promised "no more partying" and I believe him.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:12 PM
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Yes he was very addicted...his first charges other than traffic were for drugs in Jan he caught a possession and then in June got endevuring to manufacture its been a long 6ys but finally he was caught and hes since opened his eyes now doing 10yrs and has decided he is done and wants more than he ever found in the drugs
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My idiot was beyond addicted. He wound up in the vicious drug cycle of ' To sell this stuff 24/7, I have to be up 24/7 so Imma take this xo to keep me awake, despite the bad effects'. Xo's are illegal for a reason though. They affect the mind and body in ways never thought. What he thought he was doing to avoid sleep ended up controlling his mind and destroying his body.

He was taking them so much that his bowel movements were colored neon green, baby blue, fire engine red and one time purple. Instead of being strong, he caved into 'trying to make my problems go away' mode. That nearly destroyed us.
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I'm not sure if I responded to this post or not, but I will respond again. My boyfriend has been addicted to heroin for about 6-7 years. He is now 24, and since the age of 15 every single time he has ever gotten into trouble or arrested he has been drunk or high. When he isn't drunk or high he is fine, a good person, never would hurt a fly. As soon as that poison hits him it's over. I have hope because now, he is actually advocating against drugs and has a plan for the future, now if the system would allow him to succeed we would be ok.
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Meth is a horrible addiction...it takes over your life in the blink of an eye..
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Meth was his main drug...hes doing 6yrs over a drug deal that went too far...He says his done w it all, but as we all know its easier said than done to stay clean.
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he was on somethings and it made him dovery very stupid things but hes been clean for 7 years and i plan on keepin him that way when he comes home
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He was beyond intoxicated when he committed his crime. He was trying to get money to get more drugs. He had been out committing crimes for drug money for a while, I knew he was going to get arrested but of course there was no telling him that.

So when they offered him the deal he said he was going to take it because he did it, he's guilty.

He NEVER gets arrested unless he's high. He's been using drugs for half of his life. I just hope he stays clean this time when he comes home.
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Yup mine was drunk off hiz back side the dy he committed the crime and the dy he was arrested 7 yrs later...he was clean 4 of those 7 tho.
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Mine had been on a six week binge and was desperate for money for more drugs. I dont use, never have and like psnyvd said we love them, so we tollerate it, Rhew could go weeks, months, heck he had went a year clean then went back to it. When he uses he steal to get his drugs and this time like last time he got caught an we got 6 years this round. We are up for parole 12/14/12
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My man had some problems before with drugs. Nothing heavy, but he liked to smoke weed... eventually some "friend" (Ha!) got him into cocaine, and it all went downhill from there. He was caught and busted for it, admitted to everything, went to prison for five years, was put on probation for two years.

He had 27 days left on his probation on Thursday May 27 when the cops busted him again, and he caught five charges regarding pills and weed... he wasn't high himself but was dealing it. Just seeing this typed up on my computer screen makes me want to cry.

I think that I will look at it this way, though... he had only been using and dealing pills for a month... only had gotten back into weed for a month... and maybe this arrest saved him. Because he is alive, at least. Not here with me like I want him to be, but he is alive.
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Default 90% in prison are there because of drugs or alcohol

Think about it, how many inmates don't drink or do drugs? How many were under absolutely no influence for some time before commiting the crime. I take AA meetings to the prisons and can tell you that more than likely if that person were of sound mind and thinking not clouded by substance abuse then they probably wouldn't be in there.
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I'm sorry, but 50% of these posts are the wives, girlfriends, moms...etc making excuses. Yes alcoholism and drug addiction are diseases, but they are treatable. And if we continue to make excuses, nothing will ever change.
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My fiance was messed up on pain killers and alcohol and crack cocaine. He is in jail, because all these things effected him mentally and ended up doing stupid stuff to me. I tried to get him help at one point. Insisted he go to rehab. Well that didn't happen. He lied said he was off them and in reality he was still on them.
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Drugs and alcohol are the entire problem for us. I'm actually thankful that he is locked up (doing a 120 treatment) because I think it has already saved his life.
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Yes my son was under the influence of pills, mainly zanex everytime he was arrested for Theft by Shoplifting and a burglary at a convenience where he was with someone and all Travis (my son) took was a powerade...... I had powerade at home.. He don't remember the whole incident tho. But now he is a county jail waiting on court for another Theft by Shoplifting at a Walmart but had pills on him.............
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Yes my husband was abusing alcohol heavily at the time, and he does see now that it was a big problem. But there were a couple times he was arrested while sober, but for piddly little things. He yes had an alcohol problem, but he also has underlying anger issues as well that is only iintensified by the alcohol. These are both issues though that can be worked on and hopefully controlled, but only if HE is willing to.
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Yes he was on a drugs. Now after a 14 year sentence he syas he can understand how he got himselve there. He dosn't want any more to do with the drugs and can keep himselve straigth, He doesn't want to ever step foot in a prison again. freedom is to presious now and always will be.
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Yes my husband was abusing alcohol heavily at the time, and he does see now that it was a big problem. But there were a couple times he was arrested while sober, but for piddly little things. He yes had an alcohol problem, but he also has underlying anger issues as well that is only iintensified by the alcohol. These are both issues though that can be worked on and hopefully controlled, but only if HE is willing to.

You are right only they can do it. Wish we could do it for them but we can't. This is the 2 time my man gone down the 1st he didn't learn. I hope this time he has.
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My boyfriend was arrested for drugs and other drug related charges. luckily he has been in rehab and has stayed clean since april. He seems to be relieved about all of the changes that have happened to him recently. Hope it all keeps going this way!
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Yes he was on drugs and he didnt even remember being arrest. If i wasnt for the police calling I wont even known where he was at that night.
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No excuses from me, he as on drugs when he went to jail.


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WOW within 27 days left to be FREE.. he gets bursted again.. WOW

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My man had some problems before with drugs. Nothing heavy, but he liked to smoke weed... eventually some "friend" (Ha!) got him into cocaine, and it all went downhill from there. He was caught and busted for it, admitted to everything, went to prison for five years, was put on probation for two years.

He had 27 days left on his probation on Thursday May 27 when the cops busted him again, and he caught five charges regarding pills and weed... he wasn't high himself but was dealing it. Just seeing this typed up on my computer screen makes me want to cry.

I think that I will look at it this way, though... he had only been using and dealing pills for a month... only had gotten back into weed for a month... and maybe this arrest saved him. Because he is alive, at least. Not here with me like I want him to be, but he is alive.
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Yes, they have to recognize they have a problem first of all and then WANT to change. Nobody can do it for them, no matter what kind of help you offer to them. Al-anon shows you a lot about that sort of enabling some of us as wives, girlfriends, and moms do to inhibit self-help. You cannot change anybody, they must decide for themselves and sometimes some have to hit complete bottom to do just such. Thank you God, that you can take any bad situation and turn it around for your glory. Life does not always present itself in a neat little package with ribbons and bows. God can take our tests and turn them into testimonies. Is it smooth sailing......hardly ever.
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