Jonathan


Jonathan is 22 years old and living on the streets of Boston. He is originally from Puerto Rico. Jonathan does not have any family in the area. Jonathan says he is homeless because he is […]

Jonathan

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Jonathan is 22 years old and living on the streets of Boston. He is originally from Puerto Rico. Jonathan does not have any family in the area.

Jonathan says he is homeless because he is addicted to drugs. He’s tried to stop, but it’s nearly impossible to get sober while still experiencing homelessness.

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  • froggy57

    Yes you can get off of drugs while homeless, etc.
    What it takes is motivation. No help of any kind is
    effective without that. the people in the pyramid
    style of business’s are great at that. But of course
    motivation runs down real fast. You also need
    determination and discipline.You first have to find
    the people that need help and determine which
    of them WANT to get off drugs. Some do NOT.
    You need to give good information and not B.S.
    Because contrary to public opinion, some of them
    are damn smart. Then while they are still motivated
    present them with an opportunity NOW.
    I suggest voluntary (but unalterable for the 13 weeks
    it lasts) commitment to a fema type boot camp run
    by retired Marine corp boot-camp instructors.
    The program has to be tough but doable by the
    average person. Or what the PC left would call
    brutal. Remember, we are talking about addicts
    here. To move these badboys off dead center you
    are going to have to be tough on most of them.
    And a few of them, Brutal.
    Remember, these are unemployed fully addicted
    druggies. And homelessness is definitely a gate way
    for crime.
    And just as they say about some drugs being gate
    way drugs to other, more dangerous and stronger
    drugs, homelessness is definitely a gate way life
    style for crime.
    So catch them and treat them now, or have to
    imprison them (at 60 grand a yr) or have to kill
    them later. Either shot while running, or while
    shooting at an officer. Or shot by other criminals
    in drug gang activity.
    Your call.

  • Offical Crystal Bell

    One can accomplish…even getting sober. You have to want that, and learn the motto: be careful of people, place & things. Take no chances. I hope he does get sober, or he will continue to be a statistic in this chaotic America.

  • kim chaffee

    Go to a NA or AA meetings, ask a church or social services department where a weekly meeting is at. Also, if you are addicted to alcohol, go to a free homeless medical clinic and ask a Doctor if he will let you try a drug called NALTREXONE that reduces your desire to drink. If you are addicted to heroin or other opiates ask for a medication called (buprenorphine) and counseling. Quitting heroin is extremely difficult, but those who have a sincere desire or motivation to quite, there are treatments available, break the silence and ask for help. That is the hardest part, you can make it to the other side.

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