Work, selling and buying a home, and more work has prevented me from engaging here in a conversation. I’m a little hesitant to of started a PWI thread knowing I won’t have a ton of time to dedicate to it, but oh well [quote=“idaho, post:13, topic:231956”]
where do you put them for treatment?
Exactly my thoughts.
Who is going to want to go to school, pay their way, and deal with this shit. Like I said earlier, I have a cousin who has been on and off heroin for 6 years.
Proof?[quote=“H_factor, post:15, topic:231956”]
You build more treatment facilities. You hire more addiction specialists. You put money into prevention and rehabilitation. You look at the countries who have had success and mimic them. You don’t throw the book at people using small amounts. You try and help them.
This is something we haven’t done… yet we are decriminalizing it. Essentially, an addict, who cannot function normally, will be ticketed and released. The individual will never pay the fine, but will be released to continue. The state has done nothing to support them beyond their current level.
I’d venture to say that making use of heroin, PCP, etc punishable by life imprisonment/death/arm cut off, that fewer people would ‘START’ using these harder drugs as well. I’m sure ED will chime in with the rationale for beginning use of such hard drugs. #skininthegame