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Old 07-21-2009, 04:40 AM
 
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I'm 27 and live in Braxton County and the drug use is out of control. I didn't attend the schools here but I have sisters that did. They report kids getting drunk and high during school hours. As well as parents sending their kids to school with prescription drugs to sell for some extra cash. It's gotten to the point that I can't even be friends with most people in the area because their favorite recreational activity is doing drugs.

I'm working towards buying a house sometime in the next year and it needs to be located in a WV county/city with less (much less) drug use than Braxton. Unfortunately, I have no idea where that might be. I need to stay close to Braxton because of my mother so I've been looking into the surrounding counties. I personally like the cities of Buckhannon and Summersville because they have a little more civilization but like I said, I have no idea if they're just as druggy as Braxton or not. Beckley is much farther away than I'd like but it looked like a very nice place. Which areas should I look into and which areas should I stay away from?
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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It's a drug culture we live in now..created inn the 1960's and begining its third generation.

On my desk are 6 bottles that I want to throw away, but a doctor says I need them.
I have a homeopathic mind and am trying to exercise and lose weight so I can toss these poisons in the $hitcan.

It's a money thing...I pay for them...the drug company stocks do well and the Doctor gets a surplus check at the end of the month for pushing their products.

In the schools its a little different...mom and dad were/are pot heads...little Johnny/Janie are too.
Some of the teachers or staff might even be their suppliers...just like in college, if they go there..

I'm not saying that in every school the faculty are the examples of that a good teacher is supposed to be but I do know of one individual who went un-noticed by his adult peers for almost 15 years before he was put out of his part time vocation.

The kids are hooked on very hard stuff now...they have their clinics to keep their noses running...government sponsered and the big drain is yet to come...
We have let the system create an entire generation of dependants who will need care from someone.

The institutions that fought these evils, churches, 4-H, Scouting are looked down upon as weird...the last place they have any foothold is here in Wv and they are losing ground as I type this message.

I've made sure my grandkids are involved in these kinds of activities...not any guarantee.

And it takes a very watchful eye to guide and protect..

As I was driving home the other day, I saw a young girl in her yard, she was possibly 14 or 15. Three young men were there too. One, she was hanging onto. Two of them began walking and got to a nearby convience store about the same time I did. I was getting gas for the mower.
The two boys were talking, they were also about 15 . It was evident that the 3 of them had spent most of the day having sex with the young girl and intended to go back for more.
Her mother works and is divorced...later this summer, she will get the news that little Molly will be having a baby...
It's sad...

I watch these kids everyday as they parade to the welfare office...many of them are too young to drive and sometime mom looks like she is a kid too.

This is what we have created because we have quietly slept.

It's about Abortion, taking money from somebody else, giving here, taxing there...doing everything but the correct thing to solve the problem.

Perhaps, it's time for our civilization to be cast aside...

In 1949, Mao cleaned China from the Plauge of the English...Opium.
He did it the way he did every political challenge, with a bullet to the head. The problem was solved in two years and China was on its way out of the dark ages...that was just days ago...Look at them now.

Many say we don't have any problems. It might take a China to help us get back to our roots..

Keep your family strong, read good books and do inclusive things and most of all communicate.
It's a relationship built on education, respect and trust. You are not alone here...you are what they call a minority.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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So you're saying that it's just a part of West Virginia? There aren't any areas that are less prone to it than others? I understand that every place has drug dealers and users but it's all they ever do here. It's a town of addicts, young and old alike! >_< I've never been in such a miserable place. There has to be an area in WV with a more wholesome atmosphere. I may lose my mind if there isn't.

How about Fairmont?

Edit: It sounds to me that I need to move to a city with more opportunities.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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I think Buckhannon has a bit better reputation than say Phillipi, and Bridgeport has a bit better reputation than say RCB in Clarksburg, but really it's all relative.

A drug culture will exist anywhere you go. The trick is making sure you keep your kids out of it.

Sure, there are some areas with possibly a higher rate or incidence of drug use, but every place will have some rate nonetheless.

Personally, I found one of Harrison Counties finest deputy sheriffs with 20+ years on the force to be the MOST helpful in describing which areas are 'bad' and which areas are 'not so bad'. We're thinking of moving so talking to him has been most helpful. Try finding someone like that and ask.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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Personally, I found one of Harrison Counties finest deputy sheriffs with 20+ years on the force to be the MOST helpful in describing which areas are 'bad' and which areas are 'not so bad'. We're thinking of moving so talking to him has been most helpful. Try finding someone like that and ask.
That is a really good idea. Thank you.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: in the boonies
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WTF, the op asked about an area in wv with less drug use. What are you taking to control your life considering that totally off the wall rambling response w/o answering the op's question? I'm serious, you do that babbling frequently.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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WTF, the op asked about an area in wv with less drug use. What are you taking to control your life considering that totally off the wall rambling response w/o answering the op's question? I'm serious, you do that babbling frequently.
Without the benefit of a properly formed, coherent sentence, DK should ignore your post. That alone negates the need for a response.

The post is a clear example of the problems we've created. An ignorant public, unable to effectively communicate, has no chance at legitimate employment. They soak up welfare and other socialist benefits, while using and selling drugs... usually ones they received for free. They reproduce indiscriminately, perpetuating the problem.

For the OP: Find an area where the educational attainment is higher, and you'll find less drug use.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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For the OP: Find an area where the educational attainment is higher, and you'll find less drug use.
Growing up I found it ironic that DeMatha High School (a prestigious Catholic Prep school in MD) was filled with some serious-*ss druggies. All extremely smart, but a serious party school. LOTS of coke use.

Bridgeport is reported to be 'better' than RCB, however there exists a very real underage drinking / party problem, and a lot of it is enabled by parents who will do anything, and I mean anything so their little muffins will be popular.

I'm not too hot on Bridgeport. I would rather take Grafton or Buckhannon, personally.
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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Fionen, sadly there is no safe place.

And it is tiered...in the highly educated to the low...miners and doctors...almost everybody...Even the old have their legal medically perscribed drugs from the professional pushers, their doctors.

It's so staggering that internationally rivers are monitored to measure the flow into a country or town.

That is why Monongalia County is upgrading our water system...only reverse osmosis filtration can remove the drugs from up stream...

ThreeRun gave you the best advice...ask a good cop...
If you're in Fairmont, ask one of the Marion County Deputies...
I have one who visits my office every Friday and fills me in on a lot of things.
They are very good men in a very dangerous job.

It's also perplexing, the Fed's want Pot legalized eventually and don't consider it a crime anymore...It is the gateway to the others...the test for this is coming in California. Lot of tax money to be made.

ThreeRun picked Bridgeport...they have a top rated police force...and this area of North Central Wv is crawling with police...it is a high security area because of the 93 federal departments and contractors who have offices here.

The druggies are known and filed...believe me...surveilance cameras record day and night.

It's a risk for every family...awareness and teaching family principles are the key..we were lucky...no we worked hard at it...two of our kids will not even touch a beer or smoke...
Safety is earned and so much cheaper than re-hab and the hopelessness of never having a job and being able to choose and be accountable.

Losing one's self-empowerment to a chemical is just another word for suicide...a bullet is quicker and really painless to everybody in the outer circle...the druggies are cowards to speed up the process, but it gets them sooner or later...

Mike Jackson Our Hero and Child Molester.... RIP

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Old 07-23-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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I was in Ocean City recently and talking to a couple who said they moved out of Appalachia (they lived in PA near the WV state line) and said they wanted to raise their children out of the "Meth culture"--their words,not mine. It seems there is a sad tradition in places with limited employment it seem to be a pattern --the girls are often pregnant by 18 or even younger,teenage fathers,lots of drug addiction and people on welfare (I saw so much of this growing up).
I don't know why more teenagers don't realize they are only adding to problems by getting involved in drugs. My parents told me at age 16--"you ever get involved in drugs,we don't want you living here--and they MEANT that!
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