Comments for: Lawsuit over proposed methadone clinic in former Warren school to go to trial

Posted Nov. 06, 2012, at 10:39 a.m.

PORTLAND | The trial against the town of Warren by a company that wanted to open a methadone clinic is set for July 1. The scheduling order for the case of CRC Health Group Inc. against the Knox County town was issued Oct. 16 by U.S. Magistrate Judge John …

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  • Anonymous

    If methadone users are so “disabled”, subjecting all those around them to the Americans with Disabilities Act, how can the state take their dope away from them after a certain amount of time?

    • Anonymous

       Very good question!

      • Anonymous

        Because the ADA has become a catch-all piece of legislation that is broad enough to sweep every single one of us into the definition of “disabled” if we wanted to be.  It’s a total farce.

        • Anonymous

          And an expensive one, at that.

          It’s a liberal’s dream;

          Hook some poor turnip on methadone and then make money selling it to them through a government program.

          Pushers on the street have better reputations.

          • Anonymous

            You are correct, methadone “treatment” gets it’s clients good and stoned so that they won’t have the need to seek illegal opiates. This is not a treatment program; it’s not like Betty Ford where the addicts get cured of their addiction. In methadone programs the addict is maintained for the rest of their lives paid for by the government. This makes Mittens Robme the largest dope dealer in the world!

          • Anonymous

            Yowsa, last time I looked Mittins ain’t a liberal last time I looked.

          • Anonymous

            Depends on who he’s talking to.  He has several hats

          • Anonymous

            correct about all of the above.

          • Anonymous

             I have successfully gotten off from illicit drugs (my choice was opiates, i.e. oxycontin, percocet) by going to a methadone clinic and I have been clean for over three years now. I have a bachelors degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude from a major university, I say this before anyone starts the argument that all people who get hooked on drugs are poor, uneducated people.  Anyhow, I can tell you from my experience and the many others I have interacted with throughout my treatment that nobody who goes to a clinic can get “high” from methadone.  These are people who have used drugs for so long that no matter what the drug or what the dose, you cannot get high.  It is not possible as your body (specifically your brain) has developed too many opiate receptors and no matter what amount of drugs you put into your body your brain cannot fill the void.  Anyone who reaches the point of going to a methadone clinic will tell you that taking drugs simply allows them to feel normal, instead of feeling like crap but getting high is a thing of the past.  It is next to impossible for most anyone to get high from methadone and is entirely impossible for someone who has used for an extended period to get “high”.  This is just one of the many pieces of misinformation that I am quite frankly sick of hearing people talk about.  “LISTEN PEOPLE, THOSE WHO GO TO A CLINIC CANNOT GET HIGH, IT IS NOT FUN TO GO TO THESE PLACES, IN FACT IT IS A PAIN IN THE ASS BUT WORTH IT TO GET OFF FROM USING ILLICIT/ILLEGAL DRUGS” 

            And by the way the government has not paid for my treatment as the $95 a week payment came out of my pocket, I was happy to pay this as it was a relief to know that I didn’t have to go hunting for drugs everyday and putting myself in harms way.  I wish people had just an ounce of compassion because addiction does not discriminate.  I for one never in a million years thought I would be addicted to opiates, but a few minor surgeries and the resulting pain pills where all it took.  Some people can take opiates for a month and not get addicted, while others can take them for a few days and develop a lifelong battle with addiction, thank your lucky stars if it hasn’t happened to you……yet.

  • Anonymous

    Methadone addicts claiming the town’s actions are discriminatory??? DUMP THE ADA.

  • Anonymous

    Mitt Romney strikes again! CRC is funded by Bain Capital. Mitt Romney’s sole sources of income are from Bain Capital and offshore investments where he pays no taxes. Bain funds CRC which bludgeons small towns like Warren with the ADA. And now we find ourselves in Federal Court where we have no chance of winning. Our taxes will go through the roof thanks to our dumb town manager and selectmen who opened the door for these predators. Thanks Mittins Robme hope you lose big today.

    • Anonymous

      Where do you think Bob Emery comes into this picture? Remember, he’s the one who invited CRC to Warren with a nice sweet, behind the backs of Warren citizens, deal. All because of a family member who got himself addicted to this crap. Emery has lost friends, businesses, properties, money and most important, Emery has lost respect. 

      I’m very glad Emery didn’t invite this crap into the town where I currently live. For that, I feel very fortunate.

      • Anonymous

         Hope your family is never in need of treatment.  Sad to pass judgment on others for wanting to help their loved ones!!

        • Anonymous

          There is much more to this story than I dare to share on a public forum. What upsets me most is Emery was sneaking around behind people’s backs in his attempt to become a landlord for these drug dealers. He did this at the expense of an entire town and he knew (almost) nobody would approve. Very sneaky and in my opinion, slimey.

  • Anonymous

    Filing a lawsuit is quite different from settling a lawsuit which is very different from winning the lawsuit.  I don’t know if it’s true that the ADA protects addicts from discrimination, but alleging that it does is certainly a way to get the case into the federal court system.  That becomes very expensive for the town (and, more importantly, its insurer) so they may be willing to settle a case that the company may never have won.

    • Anonymous

      I have little doubt that is what CRC is hoping for. A settlement for a large sum of money plus forcing the town to let them in. 

  • Anonymous

    crc health group inc. is the mcdonalds of methadone clinics. why doesn’t bain capital build their clinic in china? they have the experience.

    • Anonymous

      Drug dealers are executed in China.  it is more the Burger King of methadone clinics.  Bain owns that too.

  • Guest

    There is an undeniable need for these clinics.

  • Anonymous

    The neighbors dont want to be surrounded by drug addicts.
     OK , fair enough.
       So why doesnt the drug pushing company go somewhere that they may be welcomed.
       Not sure where that would be exactly, but there must be somewhere for them to go.
       Just not there.

    • Anonymous

      Bangor is already spoken for.
       However, you would think more communities would want to follow, as the methadone program is having such a positive impact here.

      • Anonymous

         Impact ??
           Yes.
        Positive ??
          Debatable.

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