What I Learned From a Police Officer Ride-a-long

Group facilitator, Gail, was given the opportunity to witness first-hand what it is like to be a police officer in Duluth, MN. It was an exciting ride as she witnessed a drug bust and got a glimpse of the opiate scene in that community. Listen in to this opiate recovery support group as they share their experiences with the law.

Discussion Guide:

Has your clinic been under scrutiny by the police and licensing bodies for poor behavior?

Are you aware of improper, unsafe, or illegal activity within your clinic that puts the clinic or other patients at risk? If so, have you intervened and informed the clinic staff?

If you saw such behavior, would you know who to report it to?

As a person who purchased illegal substances from drug dealers, do you have bad feelings toward them?

Did anyone suffer injury, overdose or death from a substance that you provided? Do you regret it?

If so, how do you cope with other's suffering because of something that you had a hand in?

Should the police set up stings to get drug dealers off the street?

What are your thoughts about the criminalization of drugs? What are the pros and cons for each class of drugs?

If you were aware of a drug dealer who mixed fentanyl and carfentanil with heroin to unsuspecting buyers, would you intervene?