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    Restaurant takes on the opioid crisis one worker at a time 
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. ? Five years ago, Rob and Diane Perez found a spoon and a ramekin in the trash at a branch of their Saul Good Restaurant & Pub, and realized that their top server was doing heroin in the bathroom.
    They had already lost the first manager to join their staff; she died in jail after trying to obtain prescription pills illegally. But they didn't put the pieces together until last year, when they got a call that a cook would not be coming into work because he had overdosed on opioids and died.
    They realized that they had lost 13 employees to addiction over 10 years,and that half the cases were related to opioid drugs. They were not fired, Mr. Perez said. They were dead.

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    It's a nice thought. But maybe food service by a group known to have higher rates of things like hep and HIV isn't the best business model for a restaurant.
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    LOL

    Dealer at that location, you know it

    That’s a phenomenally concentrated number of OD cases.
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    The poor girl dying in jail from withdrawal is what jumped out to me. But yeah servers do lots of drugs
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    The poor girl dying in jail from withdrawal is what jumped out to me. But yeah servers do lots of drugs
    Most definitely. Back in the restaurant I've worked in in 2011, There was a number of people either doing Roxicodones and Oxycontins and some that did heroin. Funny story, the people who did oxycodone looked down on the heroin users in the restaurant. Talk about hypocrisy. Some did meth, adderall, and dexedrine, and a few did benzodiaepines, but the rest were alcoholics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cj View Post
    The poor girl dying in jail from withdrawal is what jumped out to me. But yeah servers do lots of drugs
    We've had this conversation but cops don't give a shit. The last time I was in lockup there was a kid telling me about several detox deaths in the next county over. Hell once in a small Podunk jail in a place I won't mention where there were three cells and each of us was coming off something. The "good cop" told the guy next to me he'd try to find the time to go get his methadone dose. He didn't. I was coming off alcohol and benzos and they barely checked on me. This was the same cop who gave me the same line, "if he had time" he'd run by my house and get my Ativan from my ex. I think he was a nice enough guy that it made him feel good to say those things to us, but in the end he didn't give a shit. I would almost prefer being locked up in the south where they're a dick right to your face.
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