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Dec 13 2013, 04:49 PM
Okay, the depiction of drug use is really bugging me. I can roll with all the other bullshit but drug addiction is a complex illness with devastating consequences, and they should not use it as a plot point without addressing it's real impact. The least they could've done is offer JT (who overdosed for god's sake) counseling—individual or group—and maybe a behavioral therapy with Marlena instead of suggesting AA (which is one form of treatment for people with alcohol addiction). You know they keep talking about AA so that they can insert Maggie and her rejection of Theresa. The woman oded and was brought to the hospital and no one thought she should be assigned a social worker from the hospital. WTF Days!
It goes so far beyond this in terms of WTFery. Theresa is on parole in California with conditions. For a habitual offender with drug issues, the Superior Courts out here would absolutely have made not only rehab a condition of parole, but would have required regular follow-up visits with a drug counselor and regular drug screenings, with scheduled reports to the court on her progress. So she should have been in a program well before the OD.

As for sending her to AA, you absolutely are right that it's a plot-driven way to put her in Maggie's and Brady's orbit. And it's infuriating because it makes Shane and Kim look incompetent and uncaring, and ignores the obvious person they would have turned to -- Marlena.
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