Sunday, July 12, 2020
Treatment is not available for those who want it
On the subject of drug treatment I will point out the obvious. Drug treatment is not available for those who want it. The Portugal model included mandatory drug treatment. Although it was very successful, I'm not sure I'm comfortable with mandatory anything unless someone commits violent crime. If someone commits violent crime then locking them in prison for three months without drugs is in their best interest.
If someone isn't violent then we should go after the predatory drug dealers not the addicts. They are the root of all evil. All too often we hear of a parent losing a child to a drug overdose as drug dealers become more and more deceptive in lacing their drugs with fentanyl.
When the Surrey strip was at it's peak, most addicts there wanted treatment but couldn't get in. Treatment is not available for those who want it and we should make it so. We also need to enforce the law and arrest the predatory drug delaers who are brutalizing the addicts. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Arrest the drug dealers selling at treatment centres.