Petition to Jeffrey R Kress, Betty Grant, Peter Savage, Kevin Hardwick, Thomas Loughran, edward rath, Patrick Burke, ted morton, Lynne Dixon, joseph lorigo, john mills
Empathy & Treatment Instead of Criminal Records for OD and Mental Illness
The steady rise of the heroin epidemic has us all wondering, what can we do to help the people in need? Many people have recommended criminalizing overdoses, but I think there is a better solution. Many victims of addiction have an underlying psychological condition. Abuse of drugs or alcohol is a psychological condition in and of itself. So, why isn’t there more free and low-cost help for those in need? This petition suggests that psychological help and treatment become more readily available for those who suffer from alcohol and drug addition, regardless of the drug. Specifically, I am recommending mandatory rehab and psychological treatment for sufferers of drug and alcohol abuse. The issue is that friends and family currently cannot admit an unwilling person to treatment. Therefore, I propose that any individual that overdoses (regardless of the drug) or suffers from a medical condition that is either due to or agitated by their addiction be admitted to a rehab or psychological treatment program, regardless of their willingness. These people need help. And, sometimes it’s difficult or impossible for people to realize how deep their addiction has affected their quality of life, as well as others. Rather than penalize these individuals, let’s get them help. Ultimately, this will help the community and reduce costs for drugs like Narcan and other programs that are a temporary solution to a life-long struggle. Thank you for reading, and in advance for your participation!
Petition to Colorado Governor, Colorado State Senate, Michael Botticelli, Patrick Kennedy, NAMI Denver, NAMI Colorado, SAMHSA , Diana DeGette
Team For Treatment: Addiction Recovery Assistance
My son has the disease of addiction… He has used heroin for the better part of 8 years. Almost 2 years ago, as a direct result of the need to finance his addiction, he was arrested, served time and was sentenced for theft. The sentence included, but was not limited to, in-patient rehabilitation, mental health therapy and probation. (For more on our story… Please read the below updates). Currently, Colorado has little to no public resources for those suffering from addiction, yet seeking recovery. There is no one organization that can provide ALL personalized treatment options, created with the following considerations: The individual’s needs (inpatient/out-patient rehabilitation/ support groups); The individual’s living needs (sober living options); The individual’s court order (some include rehabilitation/sober living/support groups); The insurance type (there are very few options for rehabilitation that accept addicts with Medicaid or those in need of a sliding scale payment plan). With this said, I petition the United States lawmakers, to support the Team for Treatment: Addiction Recovery and Reform (TFT). Our team will meet with addicts seeking recovery and assist in designing a unique "life" plan for sobriety. TFT will assist, those that qualify, with: Admittance assistance (and possible scholarships) into drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs (in patient and outpatient); Information on drug and alcohol support groups; Information on Medically Assisted Treatment; Career guidance/employment leads and Sober/transitional living options. In summary, TFT will work tirelessly building partnerships with drug/alcohol treatment facilities, sober living homes, career counselors and drug/alcohol support group organizations in order to provide a seamless road to recovery. TFT is petitioning the State of Colorado for a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax in order to assist in the overhead of this mission. TFT will, in addition, be confirming corporate donors and will host fundraising events each year. The above dollars will provide the necessary funding for rehabilitation scholarships, monthly overhead and necessary marketing and advertising campaigns. Many states have voted to legalize marijuana and Colorado could become the trendsetter, showing a positive use of marijuana tax dollars by designating a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax to TFT and recovery assistance to those who are suffering. Colorado has the ability to create the most successful recovery program in the United States. On behalf of my son and all others needing assistance in creating a "LIFE" after addiction: Hear this plea… Fund this mission!
Petition to Rebecca Mitchell, Pecy Howard
Eliminate the Waitlist for Opioid Treatment in Stanislaus County
Over 200 people are waiting for services they need to be safe and well. How will you answer them? For the past 5 years, we have struggles with a waiting list that at one point reach 500 community members trying to get help for their opioid addiction. Consider what waiting means for these individuals. Waiting not only places these individuals at higher risk for overdose, but it also increases medical health risks, provokes potential criminal activity, and places strain on families trying to manage their addiction on their own. Eliminating the waitlist is not only the right and decent thing to do, it is the medically preferable thing to do AND the financially sensible thing to do. Furthermore, timely treatment and support services reduce the chance of these individuals ending up in very expensive justice systems or hospital emergency rooms, and will ultimately help them become better contributing members to society. Please help do the right thing: approve further treatment in Stanislaus County. Waiting Lives Matter!
Petition to Barack Obama, Donald Trump, John Kasich
DEMAND A NATIONWIDE HEROIN STATE OF EMERGENCY NOW!
********************************************************* THIS IS A PETITION TO DEMAND A NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC ********************************************************* WE THE PEOPLE OF THESE UNITED STATES DEMAND A STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN PANDEMIC THAT HAS KILLED THOUSANDS THIS YEAR! HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE? Every STATE GOVERNOR, PLEASE...Declare a state of emergency! Mr, President, please, we implore you to declare an immediate state of emergency for the ENTIRE country to address the HEROIN PANDEMIC ! Thousands are overdosing and people are dying. We cannot afford to wait another minute! Please help us! This petition was initiated and created solely by Camelia Carter on 8/7/16 9/13/16 This petition began as a desperate plea to Ohio's Governor Kasich & President Obama to declare a state of emergency for the State of Ohio and is still such. The verbiage has been edited today to reflect this. We have also made edit today to ask each State's Governor to follow suit and declare a state of emergency to address the heroin epidemic in their state! THIS IS A PETITION TO DEMAND A NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC This clarification posted 10/30/2016
Petition to Mike DeWine, Jill Delgreco, John Kasich
Appoint a Special Prosecutor in Ross Co Ohio to investigate the deaths and disappearances
Due to the unsolved status of the disappearance and/or deaths of numerous women, allegations of police corruption, the lack of trust in the Chillicothe Police Department, and the alleged disappearance of evidence, we the people of the State of Ohio, hereby ask Mike Dewine, Attorney General, to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the disappearance and deaths of the women of Chillicothe, the alleged misconduct of numerous police officers, and the disappearance of evidence in law enforcement's possession.