Soft White Underbelly:- Colin & “Being Free”

Videos

Introduction

  1. Soft White Underbelly
    • Introduction
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Soft White Underbelly
          Date Published:- 2020-February-22nd
          Date Added:- 2021-May-15th
          Link

Stories

  1. Fentanyl Addict interview-Colin
    • Profile
      • Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Colin, a fentanyl addict living on Skid Row.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Soft White Underbelly
        Published On:- 2021-December-17th
        Added On:- 2021-December-19th
        Link

Transcripts

Fentanyl Addict interview-Colin

  1. Mum
    • Bipolar
  2. Dad
    • Church
      • Didn’t go to Church
      • He was his own pulpit
    • Punishment
      • His punishment is kneeling on dry rice and holding the bible over your head
  3. Son
    • The most terrible thing is for him to come looking for me and find me here

Comments

Fentanyl Addict interview-Colin

  1. MELLIEbevhills
    • My heart is cracking for Colin. He is not a stupid guy. How do we help him? We just watch the SWU vids and go along our day? How does this work? A Go Fund Me? I would LOVE to know the benefit of all of this? Film someone in distress and thank and walk away? There has to be more. I do not believe you are that heartless and not concerned. This channel seems cruelly voyeuristic. Hoping there is something more.
  2. Soft White Underbelly
    • What do you suggest? Give him money to do the “right thing”? I’ve learned the hard way that that money won’t be spent the way you’re intended it to be spent. Shall we send him to rehab? That fails 98% of the time. If we still want to try a program don’t forget to consider that you get what you pay for. Amanda’s rehab was around $150K. The most important part to consider is whether Colin is ready to change. Even when an addict tells me they want to get clean for all the right reasons I’ve seen that what they’re actually going to do is nothing close to what they said. Talk is cheap. An addict who is ready to truly change doesn’t sit around and talk about what they’re going to do. They’re silently, privately doing it far from Skid Row. The problems you see here are not about drugs in my opinion. The problem is mental health, which is not easily fixed. How do you repair a broken childhood? These videos are preventative. They’re cautionary tales. If any of these people were truly serious about getting clean they wouldn’t be on Skid Row. I try to use the GoFundMe donations to help those few who are trying to do it with or without anyone’s help. Anything other than that is just enabling. This is a serious and very complicated problem. I believe the best solution is better parenting and that’s where these “cruelly voyeuristic” videos serve their purpose.

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