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According to the Foundation For A Drug-Free World, there are around 9.2 million heroin users worldwide. It is believed that 150,000-900,000 live in the U.S. There is a growing concern that the drug is gaining popularity. The national award-winning radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton will spotlight the hidden culture of heroin use in America. Our featured exclusive guests are Kyle Simon, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence, and celebrated drug counselor Sherry Graves. Join the show with every member of the family on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. We offer real news talk for real people!
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While on a mission to preach to the fundamentalists in Utah in 1980 from North Caroina, the remarkable baptism of an albino heroin addict named George from a halfway house on State St. in Salt Lake, the miraculous change wrought physically upon his body, and his exclaiming aloud as the bands constricting his mind and soul were loosed and his soul expanded partaking of the tremendous and ineffable power which physically changed his body, he thereby tasted the love of God and was born a new creature, the old blood purged out. His face which had been pinched with unhealthy pallor became rudy, flushed with a rosey color showing forth a radiance as a sign, strikingly because of this amazing change.
40 And thus, if ye will not nourish the word, looking forward with an eye of faith to the fruit thereof, ye can never pluck of the fruit of the tree of life.
41 But if ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life.
42 And because of your diligence and your faith and your patience with the word in nourishing it, that it may take root in you, behold, by and by ye shall pluck the fruit thereof, which is most precious, which is sweet above all that is sweet, and which is white above all that is white, yea, and pure above all that is pure; and ye shall feast upon this fruit even until ye are filled, that ye hunger not, neither shall ye thirst.
43 Then, my brethren, ye shall reap the rewards of your faith, and your diligence, and patience, and long-suffering, waiting for the tree to bring forth fruit unto you.
(Book of Mormon | Alma 32:40–43)
Governor Larry Hogan has declared a heroin state of emergency in Maryland, and he has tasked his number two, LG Boyd Rutherford, to oversee the efforts to combat the burgeoning epidemic plaguing the state.
Ryan will talk with a mom from the Eastern Shore whose family has been directly affected by the widespread use of heroin. Ryan will dissect the heroin problem in Maryland and talk about how families can help fight and cope with drug use.
The second half of the show will feature a LIVE, on-the-set interview with Change Montgomery County's President Frank Howard. Change Montgomery County is a non-profit start-up registering as a 501(c)(4) focused on education and advocacy, providing community engagement tools to residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. We're building a movement for change by encouraging and supporting the development of grassroots leaders committed to local issues that matter to everyone.
And the conclusion of the show, Ryan will make a BIG ANNOUCEMENT about the future of A Miner Detail.
Tune in this Wednesday, February 25 at 9:00 p.m. for a new episode of A Miner Detail with host Ryan Miner!
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan wants to fight Heroin. He has quite a bit of work to do. That heroin is simply flooding out of Afghanistan daily. In fact, this is the biggest drug epidemic America has seen since the 1980's cocaine/crack epidemic while the CIA was helping those Contras down there in South America where the cocaine is grown from the coca plant then processes for delivery to America by the plane load. That crack scourge rivaled the old heroin epidemic in the 1960's and 1970's when the drug mostly came from Southeast Asia where by coincidence America just happened to be fighting a war with Vietnam keeping the world free from the communists playing dominoes or something like that if I recall correctly.
Here's an idea. Now I don't want to tell the generals how to fight their wars and such but every place our military fights that happens to produce illegal drugs ends up flooding those drugs into our country. My humble suggestion is if you want to fight a drug war wouldn't it be better to do it right where you already have our military? I noticed on FOX Geraldo did a story about our GI's protecting the poppy crop so those Taliban don't get at it. It worked too because it all turned up on the streets of America where we hardly have any of those Taliban.
Now if we could only find out who snatched the tons of refined product when the military obviously must have been preoccupied fighting the Taliban. Then we could really put a stop to this latest heroin outbreak. Maybe you might share this broadcast so that it could make it's way to the military leaders who obviously haven't noticed that right where they are always are fighting, narcotics are found as well then they find their way to America somehow.
Maybe Blogtalk will permit this broadcast.
Dr. Cathy Reimers, Ph.D., psychologist in New Jersey, and co-host Jennifer Russello, parent in New Jersey, address the serious epidemic of heroin in our schools and the easy access American kids have to this highly addictive and deadly drug. We will discuss how kids are getting heroin and what happens after they have tried it. Heroin almost always leads to addiction. Once addicted to heroin, these youths psychologically travel an express train to places they would never go and engage in stealing, lying, prostitution, burglary, suicide, and even killing … there is no end to what they will do. In an effort to keep “the high” going, these kids start “shooting up” (injecting heroin into their veins with a needle) and they can’t stop. Interestingly, heroin is not limited to inner cities and urban areas; the hurricane of heroin is blowing over small towns across America, creating a “perfect family storm” not to be reckoned with. Find out how to divert the path of the “hurricane heroin express” from hitting your family.
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This show will address Marijuana, alcohol, and heroin addicitons. I will cover signs of abuse and treatment options.
Dr. Barbara Kistenmacher is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Executive Director of the Hazelden Addiction Center in New York. After the most recent heroin overdoses in my communities of Cold Spring and Cortlandt Manor, I asked her to answer my neighbor's questions.
This is the tip of the iceberg.
Our work has just begun. Let's keep bringing this issue into the light. Let's keep raising our voices. Let's keep asking our questions. Let's start talking, or continue to talk to our kids. Their lives depend on it.
Kacey Morabito Grean is heard on 100.7 WHUD in New York
Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple talks about the heroin epidemic