Rehabilitation vs Prison for Addicts
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A drug addict is defined as a person who is addicted to an illegal drug.
I live in a city bordering Mexico. I've seen first hand how drugs can destroy not only a person's life but also the people in his or hers immediate surroundings. Families have been torn apart. Marriages. Responsible every day Americans that had a life before they entered the horrible world of drug addiction.
Drug addicts do anything in their power including stealing, lying, and cheating just to get their hands on more illegal drugs. Many of the criminals locked up are in facts locked up for crimes related to drugs. I believe rehabilitation is not the answer for drug addicts because sooner or later they will go back to they wrong doings and all the money spent on rehabilitation programs will be in vain.
Maybe we shoud put them on a dessert island? Just Kill'em off? Not allow them to work a decent job? Maybe they and their children will just starve if we let them work in minimum wage jobs?
They are people too! They have children and families and bills just like you and me.
What if it were your child? brother? mother?
I'm sorry but rehabilitation does not work. Most of the time. Many famous celebrities have crashed and burned because of drugs. Many of them went to rehab multiple times. They would detox, stay clean for a short while, and after they would go back to their natural life and routine they would continue doing drugs. Why? Because if a human wants to do something. They are going to do it. Especially if the addict is under a chemical dependence. I find it hard to change somebody's mind as well.
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