« Lethal lessons from Florida | Main | The new politics of addiction »



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

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?


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


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.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

About Jeff Gerritt

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.

Become a Fan