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Plans for a methadone clinic in one of the busiest shopping centers on James Campbell Boulevard in Columbia is being met with mixed reviews.
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murfreesboro

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moving the methadone clinic to this area will just bring all of the lovely drug addicts all to the same spot. so much for a family oriented area. that is no place for a methadone clinic. it needs to be near the police dept or a hospital, not in a shopping center. what kind of idiot thought of that spot. maybe we should just put it in a daycare. that would be safe.
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I agree murfeesboro,but let capitalism take over from here.When the stores in this mall loose customers,when the stores shut DOWN and move out,the clinic can have the place all to themselves.And hey Sue Bridges i dont think anyone would disagree that local "problems"such as this need to be taken care of and "fixed local",but good grief lady what are you smoking?This is a " drug re-hab clinic" right?It needs to be in the hopsital area of town,not at a shopping mall that people bring their kids to buy candy and soda,come on Sue think about it????
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This is just the government deciding what is best - and everyone should just accept it and move on.

Well, the people who voted for Obama should, anyway - it's what he and the dem leadership in Congress are enacting. The government decides what is best, and you just need to accept it.

So... if you voted for the O, shut your pie hole - it's the way of the future!
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The clinic in my town is required by law to have a guard outside the building whenever the clinic is open.
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Need to put it next Door to the Mayor. How stupit can you get IN THE MALL???
catherine

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what exactly is it you fear these patients will do? Stand around outside the clinic growling and snarling and drooling, looking for children to snatch and molest? People have these extreme preconceived notions about who MMT patients are--imagining them to be homeless, jobless crazies living under a bridge somewhere, or hardened street gang members, or people coming to get their "legal fix" and leaving higher than a kite. All of this is totally wrong. Methadone is the most successful method of treatment for opioid addiction available today, and the patients come from ALL walks of life and are addicted to prescription painkillers for the most part. Many are professionals--teachers, nurses, lawyers, etc. You interact with them every day without knowing it. Methadone does NOT cause any impairment or high in stable patients--that is why it is used.

AA and NA meetings are welcomes by townspeople--they meet in churches, libraries and even schools. Yet the 12 steps are FAR less effective in treating this disease--because it is a disease of the brain chemistry, not a "spiritual malady"--and as a result, MANY people in these meetings are high, drunk, in mid-relapse, etc. Yet they are likely receiving no counseling, no medical treatment, and the rate of effectiveness is abysmal. But they are welcomed and supported by townsfolk, who may believe falsely that everyone at such meetings is clean and free from alcohol/drugs. No one says "Hey, this NA group meets in my church at a time when kids are there and how can we trust these evil addicts next to our children?"--yet they DO say this about the far more effective methadone clinics.

“Hey I just got here...”

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The Future wrote:
This is just the government deciding what is best - and everyone should just accept it and move on.
Well, the people who voted for Obama should, anyway - it's what he and the dem leadership in Congress are enacting. The government decides what is best, and you just need to accept it.
So... if you voted for the O, shut your pie hole - it's the way of the future!
Your comment makes no sense whatsoever.

Years ago a meth clinic in South Nashville opened up on Thompson Lane along the edge of a large subdivision and in front of a large catholic church, folks complained but it too. As is everyone's right to be heard, heck, if something like this opened where I live, shop, work etc. and there are OTHER options, I'll protest too. But no one can say that Obama or the current pres had anything to do with it. How do you figure the Columbia one is Obama's fault?
The Future

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Kate, try actually reading for once.

All of Obama's acolytes want him and his dimowit majority to just ram things down our throats, whether it's a good idea or not. "For the children" and "it's fair" are their battle cries - and they encourage Obama to ignore the complaints of those who will be affected by his bad policy.

Here you have a perfectly parallel example - nobody wants this methadone clinic, but by God the local government has approved it anyway.

See the similarities yet???

So...if you're an Obama supporter, shut up. Only those of us who still believe in freedoms have the right to complain - you checked yours at the polling place door.

“Hey I just got here...”

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The Future wrote:
Kate, try actually reading for once.
All of Obama's acolytes want him and his dimowit majority to just ram things down our throats, whether it's a good idea or not. "For the children" and "it's fair" are their battle cries - and they encourage Obama to ignore the complaints of those who will be affected by his bad policy.
Here you have a perfectly parallel example - nobody wants this methadone clinic, but by God the local government has approved it anyway.
See the similarities yet???
So...if you're an Obama supporter, shut up. Only those of us who still believe in freedoms have the right to complain - you checked yours at the polling place door.
"So...if you're an Obama supporter, shut up. Only those of us who still believe in freedoms have the right to complain - you checked yours at the polling place door." Who died and left you in charge of American's rights? The only negative similarities I see are those in YOUR ATTITUDE.

You still haven't answered my question, if methadone clinics have been "shoved down our throats" for over twenty years, how the heck is that Obama's doing? Have none of the presidents you ever voted for won an election? Were no methadone clinics opened during the terms of Clinton, Bush, and Bush Jr.? Apparently there were, I know of some...were these Obama's fault too? Did you vote for any of the past presidents? Do you even vote at all?
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Kate, Kate, Kate, read my entries. I never said that Obama had anything to do with that methadone clinic. I am merely pointing out that many of the people complaining about the clinic would greet Obama's destruction of our health care system with open arms.

Guess they never taught reading for content and critical thinking where you went to school.

Hmmmmmm... let me guess who you voted for... Guess you need to shut up!
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Wow, Kate(D), I just re-read my comment you referred to and you comprehended even less than I gave you credit for.

"Here you have a perfectly parallel example " - yup, never said anything about Obama connected to that methadone clinic.

Maybe you should put down the Grisham and try something a bit more intellectual?

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The Future wrote:
Kate, Kate, Kate, read my entries. I never said that Obama had anything to do with that methadone clinic. I am merely pointing out that many of the people complaining about the clinic would greet Obama's destruction of our health care system with open arms.
Guess they never taught reading for content and critical thinking where you went to school.
Hmmmmmm... let me guess who you voted for... Guess you need to shut up!
"All of Obama's acolytes want him and his dimowit majority to just ram things down our throats, whether it's a good idea or not. "For the children" and "it's fair" are their battle cries - and they encourage Obama to ignore the complaints of those who will be affected by his bad policy."

Afraid to answer any of my questions?

Apparently you can't even figure out what it is you are comparing similarities to. What does this forum have to do w/healthcare?
The local govt approved the location, not Obama nor his administration, and regardless of who someone voted for they have the right to voice their opinion here and certainly within their community. The current nor past presidents have anything to do with WHERE a meth clinic is located, that is what this forum is about.

Your comments do not apply to this situation and apparently aren't even related within the same posts. Kindly refrain from telling me what I can or can't do.

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Oct 22, 2009
 
So what is the big deal? The same people that use a meth clinic may be the same people you sit next to in church. They are from all walks of life. Get over it already. They are building it for treatment not drug sales to criminals. Sheesh!
wowza wow

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So what is the big deal? The same people that use a meth clinic may be the same people you sit next to in church. They are from all walks of life. Get over it already. They are building it for treatment not drug sales to criminals. Sheesh!
Ok point well taken.Lets put the clinic 1/8th of a mile away from your HOME and lets see how you feel then????????Everything you said is probaly true,but this place needs to be in the hospital area of town NOT A MALL,Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh!As you put it.

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I don't care where they put it. Most clinics aren't near hospitals. Why do they need to be. And if they want to put a clinic 20 miles out of town, then so be it. And I mean any town, I live in the middle of nowhere!
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Methadone has saved my life. I am a college educated professional who spent 10 years working in law enforcement. Addiction does not discriminate. Shame on anyone who would discourage someone who wants to get off drugs and better their lives. I guarentee you people that someone very near to you, possibly a family or church member is on / has been on methadone at one time or another. Educate yourselves before you damn us.
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wow. dude, Fu** y** "the future . when your not at a higher intellegence . do not try and act like it . anyone with a smarter sence of being see's your writing sham... hahha
Shotgun Sam

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I have the answer BOOM!!! over with. That will eliminate trash for the tax payers . I don't miss either.
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I am..really saddened by the completely stupidity shown in these comments.
I have only seen..maybe two, that have correctly depicted Methadone patients. They are people who are bettering their lives. Yes, Methadone is an addictive substance, just like the substances the patients are coming to the clinics to get off of, however, being a Methadone patient is not an issue of junkiedom, it is an issue of recovery.

Hi. My name is Leslie. I am a 23 year old female from Nashville, Tennessee. I lived in West Nashville all of my life. I graduated from Hillwood High School. I went to West Nashville Heights, Church of Christ on Charlotte Pike my whole life. My Grandfather was a deacon at West Nashville Baptist. My mother works for American General.
I am a Methadone patient.
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yea, right....guess what, my brother is a methadone patient too, goes all the time, has off and on for the last 20 years. for a great deal of addicts, no money today?..no pills today?..need a fix real bad?...hmmm..ill go to the clinic, that'll hold me over for a while....sorry, im not buying it. its a quick fix, when ya cant get a fix.

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