Letter to the Editor: Cold Turkey Is the Key to Breaking Drug Addiction


Leave it up to our wonderful governor to want to throw more money at homelessness.

Look at the cities that have the most problems, and they are the sanctuary cities and states.

In one recent article, a person stated a roof over one’s head is the first step in treating addiction.


The first step is in getting these people cured. Ever notice many people go into rehabs to get cured, and then relapse to have to start all over again? From what I have seen, and to some it is cruel, cold turkey is one sure cure.

Many will probably die, but the people who are cured, they rarely return to their old ways. You might state that I don’t have a caring heart, but I do. Look at the innocent people who are harmed from a drug addict trying to get money or drugs to continue their habit. I think drugs are the biggest problem America faces today.


Norman Rivers

Lewis County



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You are correct. If you love your children you don't enable them to shoot drugs, destroy your home, and live in a puddle of excrement. You FORCE THEM into rehab, give them all the help you can. If they fail again, you wash your hands of them. It is not your job to keep them in free drugs, cigarettes, booze and littering your yard. The politicians should be building mental health facilities to commit addicts. Nice beds, with a toilet and sink in it. Nobody is leaving though until they are cured. If they get out and get caught on drugs or alcohol again, 2 years in treatment. Let them out and if they fall back into the "old ways" 10 years.

Wednesday, April 28