Thursday May 23, 2013
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Samantha Tomasini, of Salinas, was arrested in June 2010 after witnesses reported that she and her boyfriend Patrick Fousek were offering their 8-month-old daughter for $25.
They were both meth addicts.
Tomasini pleaded no contest to child endangerment, and she was sentenced to four years' probation and placed in a drug treatment program. The baby was adopted.
When Tomasini was re-arrested last year for violating probation, she asked a judge to lock her up because she'd probably violate probation again.
Suppose you were that young woman. So hooked on meth that you couldn't stay off it long enough to get clear of its lure.
What would you do? Would you volunteer to go to prison so that you would spend a long enough time off the stuff to get it out of your system?
I've talked to some who was hooked on meth. The person I talked to, someone I trust implicitly, told me that it was possible to just suck it up, hang in there for a long, miserable period of weeks, and walk away clean.
I wonder? Could all meth addicts do that if they genuinely wanted to get off the stuff and had the right support--some way of staying alive (food, shelter, etc) while they did it?
If someone wants to do something enough they will find away to do it. Good or bad.
There are ways to get off drugs, but first they have to admit they are hooked and want to quit.
Just like alcoholics. The only thing I have seen work is AA and it is a life time commitment.
Not 2 or 3 meetings.
I never been to AA, but I like their road service.**
As for the woman, I think it was brave decision on her part. She has no doubt tried getting off the stuff, run into all the crap you have to put up with while you're on probation, gotten all stressed out over it (for one thing, YOU have to pay for the sessions with the probation officer), seen that she was never going to get clean while she was being harassed, and wisely decided to just stay in jail until she served her time.
If she's smart, she'll move out of state, go somewhere away from the people she knows, and away from the %$#@! state people, and start over.
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