Pubdate: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
Source: Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)
Copyright: 2014 Newark Morning Ledger Co
Author: Michael Cupo


Your newspaper published another smoke screen article that doesn't
identify the real issue about the pain medication/heroin epidemic
that's plaguing our society.

Until the reason people need to use anything at all is understood,
nothing's going to change. If pain medication/heroin didn't exist,
these same people would use something else. But it's not the person
doing this; it's because of the way that person's mind has been

I know because I was this way for many years. I'm not this way today
because I understand how my mind caused this.

The only reason drugs, alcohol, sex, cigarettes, etc., are used to
begin with is because the mind becomes agitated and has never
developed the tools to quiet these compulsions. This is real; the war
we're fighting is with ourselves.

Michael Cupo, Clark
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