Notice in the article below that drugs are mentioned in paragraph five and six of this article, suggesting that we as a country still do not report drug and alcohol abuse or addiction as the cause of the problem or at best mention it last. This is exactly what the alcoholic/addict thinks in order to justify the drinking... he buries it under four other thoughts and beliefs. This enables him or her to continue.
So, the moral of the story is not to subsidize the problem by ignoring, minimizing and blaming the behavior on circumstances or bad luck. In order to recover, the addict needs to own his or her responsibility for the harm done to others and society.
THIS PROBLEM MAY BE MUCH BIGGER THAN WE COULD EVER IMAGINE!!!
I didn't have a problem every time I drank or abused drugs, but every time I had a problem, I was drug or alcohol affected.
By the way, Cannabis creates poor judgment, lack of inhibition and self destructive behavior/consequences for the addict definitely and perhaps also for the social use. At any rate, I really don't want my country to be run by drug affected people.
Love and Peace, Doc Pete
From Cowboys starting RB to jail: Joseph Randle's rapid fall gets worse
On Oct. 25, Joseph Randle started his sixth straight game at running back for the Dallas Cowboys. He was owned in almost every fantasy football league in America.
Exactly one month later he was out of the NFL and behind bars in Kansas.
Randle's incredible fall continued when he was arrested and charged with one felony and five misdemeanors following an incident Tuesday night in a Kansas casino. KSN.com said he was in Sumner County Jail with a $25,000 bond. Late last month Randle went AWOL from the Cowboys when he learned he lost his starting job, following news that he violated the NFL's conduct policy (he was eventually suspended four games), and he was cut by the Cowboys on Nov. 3. Randle had some high-profile run ins with the law before Tuesday.
On Tuesday, he was arrested on suspicion of criminal threat, assault on a law officer, battery, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, and interference with law enforcement, KSN said.
TMZ reported Randle was intoxicated and belligerent on the casino floor and was asked to leave, and on the way out he spit on the floor and assaulted a security officer.
The Cowboys stuck with Randle after he was caught shoplifting underwear and cologne last year in an embarrassing episode, and after a more serious legal matter in February when police responded to a domestic violence call concerning an incident with Randle and the mother of his child. Randle was arrested on possession of marijuana but not charged with domestic violence.
Randle didn't play that poorly for the Cowboys, with 315 yards and four touchdowns on 76 carries. When he was cut, no other team showed any interest in picking him up. This latest episode might close that door forever.
After everything that has happened in the past month, his days as the starting running back for perhaps the highest profile team in the NFL seems like another lifetime ago.