Atheists & Believers: What Are Some Good Organizations You Know of That Fight Against Hard Drug Addiction?

Question by Andy F: Atheists & Believers: What are some good organizations you know of that fight against hard drug addiction?
Here in Washington DC, there’s a group called “Second Genesis” that I’ve given money to that is supposed to be pretty successful in getting crack and heroin users off drugs, using a “tough love” method.

I think the founders / organizers are probably Jewish, judging from their literature, but I’m not sure of this.

Are there either religiously oriented or purely secular groups that you know about & recommend supporting, that are helping people to escape from substance abuse & addiction?

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Answer by M to the R Mighty RA
A charity local to me is called Broadreach House, they supply clean needles and heroine substitute to people on the streets and house people who are coming off drugs and help them get jobs and their lives back. They are funded mainly by the local health authority, but also by public donations. So are secular, if a little new age in their philosophy

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5 Responses to Atheists & Believers: What Are Some Good Organizations You Know of That Fight Against Hard Drug Addiction?

  • Suicidal For Life says:

    The only orginizations known to be successful in fighting alcohol and drug addictions are self supporting through their own contributions.

    Give to the humane society instead.

  • TogetherinParis says:

    The pheromone also cures delinquency and? criminal behavior in addition to curing addiction and runaway behavior. (We will be able to close our criminal justice system in a jiffy.) These are just open trials, mind, but it makes good sense both economically and medically. Finally, the biggest surprise has been recovery of heterosexual identity in homosexuals, male and female. The cause (n=1) seems to be lack of paternal pheromone in the presence of adequate maternal pheromone reception. Cool

  • TogetherinParis says:

    Collection of the pheromone is tediously slow, but we have almost enough for a small trial. I’ll need fifty drug addicts or so. We have about 20 doses now with a new dose every three days. Can you help me find 50 drug addicts willing to participate in a clinical trial?
    Incredibly (I certainly didn’t believe it myself, denying it for years in fact), the pheromone cures runaway behavior in runaway teenagers. My local? authorities are uncooperative here in Tampa.

  • TogetherinParis says:

    You should read my book(s) Exocrinology by B. Nicholson. Of course, I approached this from the easy side of the mountain and I’m no expert in your area. Likely others have already done the proofs I suggest above. Why don’t? you send me your latest article on this? NicholsonScience@hotmail.com. I would very much appreciate a pdf if you have one available. We need double blinded cross over clinical trials of the 735 or so pheromonal lipids involved. Samples available if you want them.

  • TogetherinParis says:

    This is a very nice video. I was amazed at your assertion of? deltaFosB concentration in the nucleus accumbens resulting from cocaine intoxication, but your final sentence allayed my surprise. I would hope that injection of deltaFosB found exogenously in vivo and via synthesis would support this finding.
    The facial skin surface lipids of human men, a pheromone passed in kissing, alleviates ally symptoms, including withdrawal symptoms, in cocaine and heroin drug addicts in my open trials.

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