Evil ! By James Allen Jenkins Jr. Counselor Emeritus

By Line James A. Jenkins Jr.

Evil, the adjective, morally wrong, bad, wicked, harmful, injurious, profoundly immorality, in-balance behavior. The Southern Poverty Law Center reports documents 784 active hate groups in America. Their members dislike, some hate, Black people,Latinos, LGBT, among others Americans. These members can produce deadly results when confronted. Extremism come in all races. There at least 113 Black Separatist groups. Some are overt others are covert actors who have members in the greater community. I am not going to weigh in posting information relating to recent workplace violence incident by a former member of the media. (who was a black male)

Once again, main stream media, “he was a crazy man who was mentally ill.” Of course this individual had personal issue/s which prompted his behavior.  However, we, by that I mean all media. Must stop these open attacks on the mental ill community. Most person with mental illness do not go and buy guns and seek out people to kill.  This stigma reporting should stop. Defining mental illness is a long process. Poverty, lack of education can produce emotional elements of behavior, often these people are just what they are, and not mentally ill.

Which bring me to the real issue, Evil. There is evil in this world, it is a force, just like all natural disorders. Guns in America are not going away.  Gun control, how much more can government do. The laws are there. Keep in mind when we became a free nation we did not have to send or request guns from other nations. The citizenry maintain weapons an Army was form the rest is history.

Mass Killings, Workplace Violence, Movie House attacks has become a part of our way of life. Comment, all we can do is address the possibility that force of Evil is around us. Not think about daily, not blame the mentally ill when it develop.

Thanks for stopping by and continue good health.

Clean The Review

American Drug War: The Last White Hope

American Drug War: The Last White Hope (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr. David Sheff has written a book title Clean, Overcoming Addiction and Ending America Greatest Tragedy. My finding, Mr. Sheff has offered a treatment plan, if you will,  using non traditional tools and ideas. He has presented a very well supported overview of the treatment process presently conducted, noting strength and weakness of programs. We seem to agree prevention and wellness is the approach that, will in time, produce the most long  lasting results. This is a good publication for individuals with limited understanding of the “Drug War in America.” His book reads better than slogans ” Just Say No”, coin by former first lady Nancy Reagan. I give his work high points until the contents chapters, Ending Addiction, The Future of Prevention and Treatment, Fighting the Right War. Not having Mr. Sheff or his publisher permission to reproduce selections I can only state buy the book.

In 2000, Americans spent about $36 billion on cocaine,$10 billion on heroin,$5.4 billion on meth, $11 Billion on marijuana,and $2.4 billion on other illicit substances. The source for this information was Washington, DC, Office of National Drug Control. December 2001.” My problem, If the government  has this information why is it war on drug?” It is all a distortions of statics and misinformation which has produced the greatest public health problem in the history of our nation.  Consumer population need to understand substance abuse or dependency is a mental disorder. DSMIII, DSMIV, and it will be a disorder in the forth-coming DSMV. (Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders) There is a good deal more to review here lets save that. Thanks for stopping by and continued good health.

“Under Attack” Health Care Information

In 1996 there were almost 9,000 New York State credentialed counselors who dramatically impact substance abuse and mental health care. Noted,” New York State always had a stronger voice in advocating for alcoholism and substance abuse counseling at the national level”.

This quality care for consumers has and is presently being compromised by  governmental along with big business. There is a true lack of UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHAT American with Disabilities Act, ADA, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, HIPAA. These civil rights laws are tools to give opportunity for a population that has and can bring a great deal of strength to an employer if given the proper support. The problem is not only in mental health, health care in general is under attack. Our military is in the ranks as well.

Consumers,big business, government must take the lack of true protection in information technology more serious. Mr. Jim Sheldon-Dean, founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC,  is a fore- runner as far back as 1982.  In case you have not heard this is the year 2013, yet the lack of respect for our life information continue.

Worker Charged in Hospital File Thefts, New York Times, Sunday, April 13th, by line John Eligon is just a small example of how life property is stolen.  More audits, enforcement along with penalties, advocacy for compliance and proactive activity from you the consumer is the answers, you think?