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  • Seth
    Seth TN - Tennessee
    In regards to opiate addiction; it's not about "trying to get that same feeling" or "trying to get high". After awhile, anyone who has struggled with an opiate addiction will tell you that it's about not getting SICK. And when I say "sick", imagine the worst flu you have ever had and multiply that by 10x. It's a chore to simply get out of bed to use the restroom. It's impossible to sleep. Your whole body is cramping up, your joints ache; constant diarrhea, chills, and crippling anxiety. This last not for hours, not for days, but for weeks, and gets worse with each passing day one goes without opiates. The majority of people who are addicted to Opiate pain pills continue using to feel NORMAL, not because they are chasing a high.

    In regards to opiate addiction; it's not about "trying to get that same feeling" or "trying to get high". After awhile, anyone who has struggled with an opiate addiction will tell you that it's about not getting SICK. And when I say "sick", imagine the worst flu you have ever had and multiply that by 10x. It's a chore to simply get out of bed to use the restroom. It's impossible to sleep. Your whole body is cramping up, your joints ache; constant diarrhea, chills, and crippling anxiety. This last not for hours, not for days, but for weeks, and gets worse with each passing day one goes without opiates. The majority of people who are addicted to Opiate pain pills continue using to feel NORMAL, not because they are chasing a high.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ Seth agreed - we also said to manage their addiction which encapsulates everything you just said. Now you say struggled with opiate addiction but there are those that are chasing a high and there are those that are just trying to get by. Thanks for the post and for adding to the conversation with these insights. Much appreciated. Cheers Nic

    @ Seth agreed - we also said to manage their addiction which encapsulates everything you just said. Now you say struggled with opiate addiction but there are those that are chasing a high and there are those that are just trying to get by.
    Thanks for the post and for adding to the conversation with these insights. Much appreciated.
    Cheers Nic

  • AMY
    AMY MO
    Listening now! The mom's coming together to get law enforcement to do something reminded me a lot of the Atlanta child murders. Laughing at "gunsdrugsboatsnhos@gmail.com" they can't use that one bc it's my email address lol

    Listening now! The mom's coming together to get law enforcement to do something reminded me a lot of the Atlanta child murders.

    Laughing at "gunsdrugsboatsnhos@gmail.com" they can't use that one bc it's my email address lol

  • Crrusty Crab
    Crrusty Crab Oregone
    I wish I had something more useful to say but now I understand why most ppl I’ve met from Bakersfield have a haunted, far off gaze. Have met 3 ppl from there in the past year and they all seemed to have HAD to leave; escaping their pasts, perhaps. But it couldn’t be so for one of them, my friend; she OD’d about 6 months ago. Withdrawals may be terrible and may seem like they last forever but they are not so permanent as death.

    I wish I had something more useful to say but now I understand why most ppl I’ve met from Bakersfield have a haunted, far off gaze. Have met 3 ppl from there in the past year and they all seemed to have HAD to leave; escaping their pasts, perhaps. But it couldn’t be so for one of them, my friend; she OD’d about 6 months ago. Withdrawals may be terrible and may seem like they last forever but they are not so permanent as death.

  • Tony
    Tony Cape Cod
    I'm puzzled why Queen had the police report at all.

    I'm puzzled why Queen had the police report at all.

  • Wow
    Wow Wow
    “Well come on, if Queen was a black man they would’ve shot him when he first started running and jumping those fences.” Yikes, guys. What an incredibly ignorant statement.

    “Well come on, if Queen was a black man they would’ve shot him when he first started running and jumping those fences.”

    Yikes, guys. What an incredibly ignorant statement.

  • Dave
    Dave PA
    You do understand cops shoot white guys, right? Fucking racist.

    You do understand cops shoot white guys, right? Fucking racist.

  • Mary
    Mary Denver
    Soooo... shitty people doing things to other shitty people. Sounds about right.

    Soooo... shitty people doing things to other shitty people. Sounds about right.

  • I thought this was a great episode. I have a family member that has a very long term drug addiction and it is just so sad what these people go through. It is truly a disease and not one that is easy to kick, even with the right kind of help, which so many people are not able to get. It is a problem that this country really needs to find an an answer to. Jumping, off the soap box; you mentioned profiler Candice DeLong. She used to be one of the commentators on an ID show called Deadly Women. She also has her own true crime podcast called "Keller Psyche". It's a pretty good podcast. Not as good as yours, of course!

    I thought this was a great episode. I have a family member that has a very long term drug addiction and it is just so sad what these people go through. It is truly a disease and not one that is easy to kick, even with the right kind of help, which so many people are not able to get. It is a problem that this country really needs to find an an answer to.
    Jumping, off the soap box; you mentioned profiler Candice DeLong. She used to be one of the commentators on an ID show called Deadly Women. She also has her own true crime podcast called "Keller Psyche". It's a pretty good podcast. Not as good as yours, of course!

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ Wow - Yes I was very unhappy with that comment and thought that it was extremely rude to the Bakersfield Police and really a terrible thing to say to Law Enforcement officers everywhere. I know some people do think that way and may agree with that comment but I do NOT. If it were 100% my call that kind of nonsense would have no place on the show but I am only one half and I do not make it my business to tell others what to say and what not to say. Cheers Nic

    @ Wow - Yes I was very unhappy with that comment and thought that it was extremely rude to the Bakersfield Police and really a terrible thing to say to Law Enforcement officers everywhere. I know some people do think that way and may agree with that comment but I do NOT. If it were 100% my call that kind of nonsense would have no place on the show but I am only one half and I do not make it my business to tell others what to say and what not to say.
    Cheers Nic

  • Sam
    Sam Bakersfield, CA
    Everything that’s in this story happens all the time. Queen just happen to have gotten caught. Bakersfield is such a crap town and no one can do anything about it. Rosedale is full of fake people and people who act and think they’re above the law and extremely entitled.

    Everything that’s in this story happens all the time. Queen just happen to have gotten caught. Bakersfield is such a crap town and no one can do anything about it. Rosedale is full of fake people and people who act and think they’re above the law and extremely entitled.

  • Susan
    Susan Illinois
    This story just breaks my heart over and over. These poor victims with addictions, their parents. We raised our kids with values, etc, yet my daughter ended up addicted to heroine. She got off it, but it’s just another link in our family’s (and mine) problems with mental health and it’s collateral damage. I can’t imagine not knowing what’s happened to your family member, or knowing that they had a horrible death. Similar to other true crimes but yet in this case, so many people involved in this network, it’s astonishing

    This story just breaks my heart over and over. These poor victims with addictions, their parents. We raised our kids with values, etc, yet my daughter ended up addicted to heroine. She got off it, but it’s just another link in our family’s (and mine) problems with mental health and it’s collateral damage. I can’t imagine not knowing what’s happened to your family member, or knowing that they had a horrible death. Similar to other true crimes but yet in this case, so many people involved in this network, it’s astonishing

  • Ash
    Ash CA
    I have been a devout fan since the very beginning of the show, but had to unsubscribed due to the comments in this episode. "If Queen was a black man they would’ve shot him when he first started running and jumping those fences." Ridiculous and unfounded. Reporting racism when relevant is one thing, but in this instance it was a baseless opinion. There is enough hate in the world without having to create it with conjecture. Come on guys, do better.

    I have been a devout fan since the very beginning of the show, but had to unsubscribed due to the comments in this episode. "If Queen was a black man they would’ve shot him when he first started running and jumping those fences." Ridiculous and unfounded. Reporting racism when relevant is one thing, but in this instance it was a baseless opinion. There is enough hate in the world without having to create it with conjecture. Come on guys, do better.

  • True Crime Garage
    True Crime Garage
    @ Ash - I was very unhappy with that comment and thought that it was extremely rude to the Bakersfield Police and really a terrible thing to say to Law Enforcement officers everywhere. I know some people do think that way and may agree with that comment but I do NOT. If it were 100% my call that kind of nonsense would have no place on the show but I am only one half and I do not make it my business to tell others what to say and what not to say. Cheers Nic

    @ Ash - I was very unhappy with that comment and thought that it was extremely rude to the Bakersfield Police and really a terrible thing to say to Law Enforcement officers everywhere. I know some people do think that way and may agree with that comment but I do NOT. If it were 100% my call that kind of nonsense would have no place on the show but I am only one half and I do not make it my business to tell others what to say and what not to say.
    Cheers Nic

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