Robust Verbs-Minutemen


There is a huge problem in Vancouver with heroin addicts committing crimes to support their habits. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop the addicts. The problem is that there is a large crime rate due to the addicts. It is obvious that addicts have a hard time getting through their day to day lives. Daily activities such as jobs, interactions, and relationships are hard to maintain because of the fact that they are using. By heroin users being addicted, they will do whatever they have to do to get their hands on the drug. The types of crimes committed are those of breaking and entering as well as stealing. There are no limits to where they will go to retrieve this drug so that they can feed their addiction. The problem with this program is that it won’t help to ween these addicts off using heroin. It is only trying to save the city from rising crime rates that they’re up to. By providing the drug, these addicts will be off the streets, which in turn will prevent them from committing minor street crimes. This will also keep the heroin users out of the hospital. It is pointless that the hospitals have to deal with people that want to use bad drugs or unsanitary needles and find themselves being unable to afford hospital bills and hard to cope without the drug. This program gives people free heroin in the cleanest way possible. This will in turn fix the city  but not the addiction that these people face.


Heroin addicts within Vancouver are committing crimes to feed their addiction. Even with programs to help stop addicts such as “free heroin for addicts”, the crime rate among addicts is extremely high. With such strong addiction addicts cannot function normally throughout the day whether its a job, social interaction or personal relationship. They are inevitably consumed in a panicked, limitless approach to finding a way to get their next high by any means necessary. The “free heroin for addicts” group solves the problem of hazardous panic, but it doesn’t have anything to do with getting users off of the drug. Another “plus” is that it would keep these users out of hospitals where treatment is basically useless and only takes up time and money from the hospital that could be used for other patients. This would ultimately heal the city, but not the users themselves.

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