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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:13 am, Thu Oct 25, 2012.

The clinic that Dr. Ernest Vasti has opened in Lodi is the best thing that has happened since sliced bread. It's going to help the drug problem in Lodi, for one.

Sure, it might be close to the school, but there is no way that any of the kids can get ahold of any of the methadone. You go there to get your daily dose, which you drink there.

If you are fortunate enough to take it home, your doses go into a locked box so nobody can get at it. The hours of the clinic are also so early that kids don't have time to see any of the clients, so any concerns about that are far and in between.

Having this clinic here in Lodi helps those in Lodi get help, since you had to go to Stockton each and every day before, and sometimes you would miss your weekend dose because the bus couldn't get you there on time. You can ask any person in Lodi who has started there, they are so grateful that they don't have to go to Stockton anymore.

You watch, having this clinic open will help the opiate-addicted people get the help they've been wanting. Less painkillers will be sold on the street, not to mention the way people get the money to buy them. So, all-in-all, this is a very good move for Lodi. It should have happened 10 or 15 years ago — but you all thought there was no drug problem, just like you think there is no gang problem.

Ron Kelly


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  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:37 am on Fri, Oct 26, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    I have seen little opposition to this clinic in this forum via commentary.

    It is obvious that the commentor below is over-reacting as far as the public's reaction. "Obviously," people in Lodi are more prone to mind their own business when it comes to others' healthcare.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:19 am on Thu, Oct 25, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    It should have happened 10 or 15 years ago — but you all thought there was no drug problem, just like you think there is no gang problem.

    Clearly, another person perceives Lodians to be back woods morons... What should of happened 15 years ago is a process of education to inform people of the advantages and disadvantages of such a clinic... and a discussion of the pros and cons of where it should be located.

    Obviously, it is apparent why this clinic opened in secret. It was perceived the people of Lodi are not educated or sophisticated enough to understand and would have reacted badly...


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