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Ben Cousins Charged Yet again with drug possession
twice in less than a month.


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#1 Hayleymumof3

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

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BEN Cousins has been charged with possession of cannabis and a smoking implement in his car after being pulled over by police in Perth early today.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celeb...8#ixzz1sI9gFShm

So once again he has been charged with drug possession, seemingly hasn't learnt his lesson after being found with drugs up his backside after getting of a plane.

#2 Lim Lam

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

Coming from a family with a high incidence of drug and alcohol abuse, I think the media should leave him alone to sort out his problem.

#3 EsmeLennox

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

Yes, I agree With nicknok, I just feel sorry for him. It must be a terrible thing to have an uncontrolled addiction, for both the addict and the family.

It's not about 'learning his lesson' it's about curing an addiction. And I am no Ben Cousins fan either.

#4 Boys Rock

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

Addiction is an awful thing, I don't think it is as simple as learning a "lesson"

#5 Guest_Nyz31_*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

If everyone in the world with an addiction had" learnt their lesson after being caught", we wouldn't have a drug problem like we do.
It drives me insane that this guy can't battle his demons without being hounded by the media. Yes I know he was a high-profile sportsman, but he's still just a bloke with a problem. And before  anyone says 'but he was a role model', look at Chris Mainwaring - he died of a drug overdose and now they have an honourary match in his name. How is society meant to deal with the drug problems out there as long as there are double standards for user and not another.

I can't even begin to imagine the heartache addiction of any form must cause a person and their family, let alone having to deal with it publicly.

#6 Charli73

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

He really isnt that bright is he? Stupid stupid man...

#7 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 17/04/2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, I agree With nicknok, I just feel sorry for him. It must be a terrible thing to have an uncontrolled addiction, for both the addict and the family.

It's not about 'learning his lesson' it's about curing an addiction. And I am no Ben Cousins fan either.


yyes.gif Couldn't agree more.

#8 follies

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Yes he broke the law, however I get the feeling the police are targeting him. He is an addict and is being kicked while down. He was on the way to a rehab facility last time.

#9 raven74

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

Drug addiction has nothing to do with intelligence.  Don't ever underestimate the pure hell that is drug addiction.  Can you imagine KNOWING that you have to not do this, the drugs, but have your mind and willpower betray you?  Let down your family,yet  again? Your partner, your child?
Drug addiction is far more than just doing a drug.  I hope Ben fights.  I hope he wins.

#10 chat

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:56 PM

I hope he gets the help he needs before drugs take him. I feel for his family especially since it is always so public.

#11 Spring Chickadee

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Its likely These choices he is making aren't from a rational place where one can 'learn a lesson'. More likely these Choices are symptoms of his addiction which can be dark and destructive.

I hope he is able to find the right kind of help he needs to overcome his addition. For many there are numerous attempts to recover and relapses. I have a number of relatives whose lives are owned by their addiction and the destruction left in the wake of this is massive. it is incredibly sad for all involved when someone struggles with drug addiction and I don't find it to be interesting news fodder.

Edited by Spring Chickadee, 17 April 2012 - 09:04 PM.


#12 ~Nodnol~

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE (Charli73 @ 17/04/2012, 09:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He really isnt that bright is he? Stupid stupid man...


Yes because no one intelligent ever got addicted to anything... rolleyes.gif




#13 Soontobegran

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:11 PM



'Stupid stupid man' and 'not learning his lesson' are both terribly harsh and inappropriate things to say.

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#14 Mrs.Brown

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

I may seem as the hard ass so far in this thread, but the guy needs to go to jail! I can see from the above posts that members are saying they hope he gets the help he needs. I agree, but from what I have seen in the past is that he either doesnt care or the rehab so far isnt working.

If I had of committed the amount of drug crimes he has I would have been jailed long before. he hasnt because he is Mr Ben Cousins. IMO that is the only reason he hasnt been given a custodial sentence. This guy is a new dad, and was a role model to children.

1 mistake sure. 2 mistakes, well no one is perfect. But clearly nothing so far is working. Ben needs the book thrown at him and severly enough to make him think. In fact, my DH and I know of a person who has recently been jailed ( we have nothing to do with him but used to know him ) for lesser drug issues.

And I know what I am talking about because I have had a son with drug addiction. If Ben continues on this path his son may well end up being fatherless one day soon.

I agree the media need to back off and leave him alone, but he is high profile with a drug problem and he is breaking the law. The only way he is going to be free of the media hounding him about this is to get clean and want to stay clean. Maybe, just maybe, he will be able to live in peace.

Edited by Icehouse, 17 April 2012 - 09:18 PM.


#15 Guest_NinjahAlpaca_*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:17 PM

I am not a fan of the AFL culture at all, however I 100% agree with the majority of the PPs here.  This guy is an addict, and to have every slip up reported in the media and to be hounded constantly by the friggin media must be an absolute nightmare.

It's hard enough dealing with this stuff privately.

My heart goes out to him, it really does.

sad.gif



#16 Lim Lam

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

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Drug addiction is far more than just doing a drug. I hope Ben fights. I hope he wins.


Me too

#17 Soontobegran

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE (Icehouse @ 17/04/2012, 09:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I may seem as the hard ass so far in this thread, but the guy needs to go to jail! I can see from the above posts that members are saying they hope he gets the help he needs. I agree, but from what I have seen in the past is that he either doesnt care or the rehab so far isnt working.

If I had of committed the amount of drug crimes he has I would have been jailed long before. he hasnt because he is Mr Ben Cousins. IMO that is the only reason he hasnt been given a custodial sentence. This guy is a new dad, and was a role model to children.

1 mistake sure. 2 mistakes, well no one is perfect. But clearly nothing so far is working. Ben needs the book thrown at him and severly enough to make him think.





It is so much more than making 'him think about what he is doing' and I am not sure that jail will be of any assistance in breaking his drug habit. sad.gif

#18 Lim Lam

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

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Drug addiction is far more than just doing a drug. I hope Ben fights. I hope he wins.


Me too

#19 Lim Lam

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:28 PM

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Drug addiction is far more than just doing a drug. I hope Ben fights. I hope he wins.


Me too



And to a PP who posted while I waited for my post to load....Jail doesnt help anyone. My Dad has been in and out my whole life, being around other criminals isnt a good thing...



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If I had of committed the amount of drug crimes he has I would have  been jailed long before. he hasnt because he is Mr Ben Cousins.


Not true at all, my Dad was charged for trafficking, intent to sell and supply and numerous others charges more than 3x each and he wrangled his way out of jail multiple times with the help of a good lawyer...FFS me going into prem labour got him out of remand...

Edited by niknok, 17 April 2012 - 09:31 PM.


#20 chat

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

The PP who has a signature that demonstrates he/she care passionately about he killing of animals and activists breaking laws to make their point yet shows now compassion for a fellow human just stumps me  wacko.gif  Weird.

Edited by chat, 17 April 2012 - 09:30 PM.


#21 ubermum

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Given the amount of gear up his butt, he should have been sentenced to a facility and this offence would not have happened. He should be in treatment.

#22 Guest_NinjahAlpaca_*

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

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The PP who has a signature that demonstrates he/she care passionately about he killing of animals and activists breaking laws to make their point yet shows now compassion for a fellow human just stumps me   Weird.


In fairness, the PP who posted that has been to hell and back on the subject of addiction with her own son, and has reached that desperation point parents often get to.  If the addict won't accept treatment then any normal parent would want that treatment forcibly given.  Bah, rotten choice of words there, but I hope you know what I mean.



#23 chat

Posted 17 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

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In fairness, the PP who posted that has been to hell and back on the subject of addiction with her own son, and has reached that desperation point parents often get to.

Sure, and I agree that if one breaks the law they should face the consequences of that.  The guy is not stupid, he is sick and whether he goes to jail or not is not the point.  He and his family going through a tough time and they deserve a little compassion especially considering it is all so public.

She seems to have her lenses closed when it comes to other forms of breaking the law and the obvious compassion she shows on the topic.  I was merely pointing out that I find it rather odd.

#24 Mrs.Brown

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:13 PM


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She seems to have her lenses closed when it comes to other forms of breaking the law and the obvious compassion she shows on the topic.
In what way?

And I am compassinate, no matter who is it, wether it is my son or Ben Cousins. My comment on him going to jail is that sometimes this is the only way to get someone to take a good hard look at themselves. And like others have said it may not work. Im not saying jail is the be all that ends all.

So what IS the answer then? What if he continues on this path? Nothing has worked so far. He has a baby son, and still he either doesnt care or the treatment facilities are not working.

Something has to give, something has to work. But what? Maybe the hard edge of the law is what he needs.

Yes, jail could be the worse thing especially if he has connections there. But it may also let him no in no uncertain terms that he is breaking the law. And when you break the law you have to face the consequences.

My son was never dealt with harshly enough. Because of this, his cycle of drug abuse, violence and crime continued for far too long. He was one of the "revolving door" cases and it does not work.

Im going to leave this thread actually for now, may come back later but talking about my son is bringing back memories that I dont need tonight. I shouldnt have come into this thread, my mistake.

#25 Soontobegran

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Hope you are OK Icehouse!




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