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‘Nobody Immune’ to Drug Epidemic

10 people in the Crown Heights community died using drugs in recent years, says Yaacov Behrman of drug prevention group Operation Survival. Full Story

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To #11
May 24, 2017 3:05 pm

The whole Chabad community all over the world is all about reaching out to people, with problems, people who otherwise do not ‘fit in’ who are are far from ‘ideal’. Indeed all of Torah is about that. Why do you think Moshe Rebbeniu said to H-sh-m that when H-sh-m told him he would make him into a great nation after wiping out the rebellious Jews, Moshe told H-sh- that if he would so so then to erase his (Moshe’s) name from his book as well. H-sh-m did not create Torah only for perfect people. If he had, then Torah would… Read more »

11 where do you get these weird ideas?
May 23, 2017 10:43 pm

talk radio shock jocks who make money from saying crazy things? or sikrikim who force women to wear burkas and throw rocks at cars on Shabbos? This is not the Torah way of darchei noam

11 ahavas yisroel
May 23, 2017 10:35 pm

how can someone even think of throwing out a fellow yid

To #11
May 23, 2017 8:56 pm

Hmmm – don’t we learn not to judge another til we are in their shoes ( Gd forbid ).

to 11
May 23, 2017 8:39 pm

Wow. There’s so much you don’t and I hope you don’t learn the hard way. Some people get addicted to drugs because they had a medical emergency that required strong pain killing drugs, to which certain people get addicted. (So not all addicts started recreationally). And some people opt to take pain killing drugs on their own because they feel like they don’t belong and have intense psychological pain. Like facing many people with an attitude like yours. Some addicts are over 50 years old (So the discussion isn’t just about youngsters). And do you really think by “throwing them… Read more »

Why waste time?
May 23, 2017 8:16 pm

No one told these youngsters to try drugs, and no one forced them to buy pills, and don’t give me stories about getting hooked because of a legit prescription, these guys shouldn’t have started this.

In my opinion, throw them out, it rids the community of the problem.

To number 9
May 23, 2017 7:05 pm

This is great. There is but one answer for drug addicts and that is NA. People who work the 12 step program and go to rehab are the ones who witness the miracles. Being an addict I can say first hand it’s the only answer. You can make events and get speakers and put up flyers etc which is helpful for awareness but the goal of all this should be to get them in to a 12 step program. Because even if you get an addict to stop using for a little while they won’t be able to hold off… Read more »

to 7
May 23, 2017 6:54 pm

Although you may have a point that it’s important that people welcome, support and help (and not shun) those who are in recovery, why do you have to add “what does he know” and “you guys worry about the wrong things? He knows what he knows, and does what he does and it’s some of the necessary steps towards addressing today’s addiction crisis. Drug addition is a multi-level problem requiring a multi-level solution. 1. Awareness and acknowledgement that there is a problem. 2. The problem is not solvable easily nor with one approach. 3. People should have and know how… Read more »

Kit
May 23, 2017 6:36 pm

From “MASK”

pl get with it
May 23, 2017 5:11 pm

what does he know you guys worry about the wrong things how about shunning addicts in recovery

Agree with Number 1 comment
May 23, 2017 3:02 pm

It’s extremely important to bring awareness and speak openly about it. Perhaps schools should have some awareness teaching about the dangers of drugs. Why not?! It could literally save lives!

Yaakov is the real deal!
May 23, 2017 2:50 pm

10 years ago there was a drug incident in a yeshiva and unlike the Hanhola, Yaakov even as young bochur had a real interest in the big picture of where it came from and how big of an issue it was. He’s continuing his father’s legacy in combating drug addiction and abuse.

Action now
May 23, 2017 1:21 pm

Were can i get a nalaxone kit?

Yitzi c
May 23, 2017 12:33 pm

This is amazing, is there any way people can volunteer, this is such important work.

Thank you

with the old breed
May 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Thank you for your brave work. We are 100% with you!!!

As with all "secrets" sunlight is the best remedy
May 23, 2017 11:47 am

Yasher Koach to Y. Behrman for saying it like it is & having the courage to devote himself to solving this unfolding tragedy in our community. May he be blessed with 100% success.

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