Heroin is a bit more than a weekend drug i'm afraid Donald, most addicts become so sometimes after only their first or second hit. I'm no saint but thankfully have never used heroin, i can however understand why they may get reeled in initially cos the most ultimate high you could ever dream of is promised. i know addicts and users and i have sympathy for them. Its easy to say give it up, not so easy to do.Thats great to know were paying taxes to fund there fri and sat night out:crazy: :steam:
Sorry cant agree at all nobody twisted there arms to do or start this but i would agree to helping them but i think they should be in indebted to society and pay the Treasury backHeroin is a bit more than a weekend drug i'm afraid Donald, most addicts become so sometimes after only their first or second hit. I'm no saint but thankfully have never used heroin, i can however understand why they may get reeled in initially cos the most ultimate high you could ever dream of is promised. i know addicts and users and i have sympathy for them. Its easy to say give it up, not so easy to do.
I think its a good idea, it might also give them a crime free record before going into rehab.
So, like most other repeat prescriptions, free heroin should come with the condition of periodic consultations with the patient's GP, where they can discuss the possibilities of counselling and getting themselves off the drug if and when it's right for them. In the meantime, giving them the drug for free at least means that they're not preying on innocent members of society in order to fund their addiction.
nope totaly dissagree with the idea:steam: , why should us hard working people fund thier habitt.
bring all our troups home who are fighting for our country to give us a better life, and send them and the rapists and murders to iraq for a dose of reality!
Of course we shouldn't be funding anyone else's addiction. Nobody's proposing that this is an ideal solution. It's just swapping a big problem for (hopefully) a much smaller one. The idealogical approaches have all been tried. Maybe it's time to get realistic.
The big question is: Would crime drop if we handed out free heroin to addicts? The copper on record in the MSN article thinks it will, and I reckon he's right. No doubt you'll get some who'll use their full week's prescription in two days and then go out stealing for more, but at least that's two days out of seven that they're not ruining other people's lives. Others might even be able to pace themselves and give up crime completely.
In either case, it's a reduction in crime. Even if it doesn't offset the cost of the prescriptions financially, it's reducing the number of people whose lives have to be traumatised by assault and robbery. It has to be worth considering.
And the only way you'll stop that is to ban all drugs that affect the user's actions and ability to assess risk. And if they ban alcohol, then I'm definitely emigrating.Yes all avenues are worth considering Horatio I agree but as the link below shows .... Prescription or not this would still happen.