Is locking up addicts a good solution?
Our prisons are full of drug addicts!
I say NO
Do you think that it is a good idea to be locking up drug-alcohol addicts and not getting them the proper treatments to help them learn to be productive citizens.
In the USA there are literally millions of people who are addicted to drugs & alcohol, they will do anything to get whatever they are addicted to.
Drug addicts will steal or even prostitute themselves to get high.
I don't think our system in the USA is working - I believe that drug-alcohol addicts need to be sent to rehab to get them off the drugs and then get educated so they can learn how to be working, tax paying citizens.
I think the jails & prisons should be used for murderer's - rapist's or violent criminals not for drug addicts.
Are you a enabler?
I have also noticed that in some cases the addict has an enabler!
An enabler is simply someone who helps the addict or enables them to get whatever they are addicted to.
It could be anyone from a parent giving a child money to a friend who feels sorry for the addict and gives them a place to sleep.
If you have a loved one who is an addict you need to realize that you literally can love them to death by enabling them in their addiction.
If you have a loved one who is an addict, let them know that you love them and you will do anything to help them and try to get them into a rehab before they end up dead or in jail.