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02/21/2014

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Adam smith

Is there less drug abuse in locales that fund this fully? What are the stats, not just assertions. What is the recidivism rate of those who have this?

Jennifer

Why is it the taxpayers burden to provide drug services? You chose to take the drugs, you pay the consequences.

Michelle

Do some research. There are numerous places in Toledo that have a Suboxone program. If you are on Medicaid it's free! Her son most likely didn't believe rehab would help because he probably wasn't ready to stop using.

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I am the deputy editorial-page editor of The Blade. I recently moved to Toledo’s warehouse district, after spending 13 years in Detroit, where I was an editorial writer and columnist for the Detroit Free Press.

I’ve always walked the streets, writing about prisoners, addicts, homeless people, gang members -- and ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

I played drums professionally for three years, and I’ve also been a factory worker, security guard, house painter, janitor, landscaper, and construction worker.

Everyone has a story. I like the ones that haven’t been told.

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