Topic

heroin epidemic

20 petitions

Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Bernie Sanders, Federal Drug Administration, Kelly Ayotte, Chris Christie, United States Supreme Court

Opioid Nation: Save America’s Youth

To our legislators on behalf of the American people; The opioid epidemic has reached crisis levels. It is a national outrage and a political embarrassment. It is urgent that our government take action immediately. The core problem lays in the national perception of addiction and this must change! I propose education, funding and reform MUST happen to better deal with addiction in this country. This is no longer a Partisan issue, this is not a Bipartisan issue, this is now a HUMAN ISSUE!!!  With newly based evidence, patients who struggle with opioid addiction suffer from a chemically altered state where they no longer can make sensible choices. They are helpless individuals who deal with their own demons, and by the consequences of their behaviors, alienate themselves from families and friends. Very few efforts are made with reliable resources for education on addiction nor is there any proper service to better suit their needs. Lack of understanding how addiction affects the cognitive functions of individuals at hand has allowed many of them the responsibility of their own fate in getting care, when it should be reversed. Treatment centers across the nation are not given enough funds or attention to support the rising demand of patients that are admitted. There are very few spaces open to accommodate such a large number of individuals, along with unnecessary waiting periods that ultimately spell disaster for a time-sensitive struggle. The turn-around rate is DESPICABLE. Addiction IS a disease. It is a cancer like no other. It must be reasonably treated as such by the healthcare system, by law enforcement, and by the mental health institutions. There must be reform with how addicts are evaluated. The current procedure is obsolete, inadequate and downright neglectful. It is the very system that places alcoholism in the same basket when scientific evidence proves that they are two very different illnesses. Our very own healthcare system runs like a cartel. The “pill for every ill” practice by our health administrations is pure homicide. Doctors are misinformed of the heavy consequences of administering potent opioids to patients of every age for the most minute of cases. Little monitoring or regulation of the FDA has allowed for the release of severely addictive opioids to land in the hands of this country’s youth. The link between abuse and access is substantial. Must we need to label American doctors murderers? With the ongoing crisis, I think they have earned it. Let’s not forget the lobbyists who pocket from the healthcare system and vice versa. The American people are blatantly suffering from their greed. I hate to be that person, but until it happens to the families of those in power, change will never take place. Let’s make sure, we the American people, are SMARTER than our government. We need to open their eyes first so that action can take prescience. How many more loved ones need to die before our government does anything about it? How many more Americans need to be buried long before their time? For my brother, for the wives, husbands, children, and friends who suffered from such an ill fate, who were neglected by the American system, and given what seemed like little hope of a better future, I urge that we band together to bring awareness to this cause. We must not stop until the government takes immediate responsibility over its people!!!

Anja Gudic
26 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Texas State Senate, Texas State House, Texas Governor, Ted Cruz, Kirk Watson, Donna Howard

CARA'S LAW

CARA'S LAW Cara Marie Thomas was recently the victim of a homicide in Austin Texas, Cara Marie was a young 21 yr. old mother of a 3-yr. old little boy with so much life ahead of her and so much love in her heart. Cara Marie was intentionally injected with atoxic mix of drugs known as a HOT SHOT in the drug world and is meant to kill. Unfortunately administering drugs / injecting another person that OD’s and dies does not reach the level of murder or any other crime they can be charged with. LET’S CHANGE THAT. Let’s change the law and give law enforcement the tools and laws to help fight this drug epidemic running though our streets and killing our children. Let’s start holding these people accountable and pay for the lives they destroy and people they kill.   1. Make it a felony to inject another person with any type of drugs, with or without their consent. First Degree FelonyA conviction for a first degree felony can result in life imprisonment or five to 99 years’ imprisonment, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. 2. Hold drug dealers accountable for the drugs they sell that result in the death of another person. First Degree FelonyA conviction for a first degree felony can result in life imprisonment or five to 99 years’ imprisonment, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. 3. If you are at the site of a drug overdose and you clean up the area removing evidence prior to Law enforcements arrival you are guilty of tampering with evidence and conspiracy. Second Degree FelonyUnder Texas law, second degree felonies are punishable by two to 20 years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000. 4. If you are at the site of an overdose and you fail to call for emergency aid and someone dies, you are guilty of reckless endangerment resulting in death. Third Degree FelonyA third degree felony is punishable by two to ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. 5. If you are at a site of an overdose and you call for emergency aid, you will not be charged for any crime as long as you did not commit any of the above violations. 6. Allow families to petition the court to get treatment for a loved one who has refused to get help on their own. Addicts often refuse help, spiraling out of control until it is too late. Often times 2 4 or 6 weeks is not a long enough treatment program and people offten relapse. Let’s send a message to your state government that we want change. We want our voice to be heard and to give law enforcement the tools to do their jobs and help stop these ruthless, heartless, killers. Think of it this way... it might be one of your friends, brothers or sisters that make the next head line.  SIGN THE PETITION MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD, STAND UP AND MAKE A DIFFERANCE, YOU MIGHT JUST SAVE SOMEONES LIFE. R.I.P  Cara Marie Thomas  9-13-95 to 5-21-2017                   Do you DARE TO CARE?

Joseph Fontaine
816 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to President of the United States

Possession w/Intent to Distribute Heroin and/or Fentynal to be declared Possession of WMDs

Due to the death toll caused by the heroin epidemic in America, as well as the recent surge in the use of the drugs Fentynal and Carfentynal as additives to the heroin in order to increase its overall potency, I am requesting that President Trump strongly urge US Congress to make the following changes to current laws regarding Chemical WMD's: Any person, group, or entity charged with the crime of possession w/intent to distribute heroin and/or Fentynal, Carfentynal, or any combination of said drugs, shall too be charged with the possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction on U.S. soil, and upon conviction will face a minimum of life imprisonment with no chance of parole, as well as punishment of the death penalty, when circumstances are deemed fitting... We have reached a point in this country where the combination of these drugs has reached a lethal potency for those who use them. They are a 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' in every sense of the term. The statistics are beyond comprehension. Frankly I am appalled, and have seen enough suffering. I hope Congress can work together for once, as this epidemic does not discriminate against any race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or culture.  Please sign this petition and forward it to at least one friend or family member. We are the people and we decide what makes us or breaks us. Enough is enough.  No More!

T C
1,434 supporters