ORIGINAL: 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
REVISED: In Vancouver, heroin addicts commit crimes to support their habits, creating a huge problem. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop addicts. Crime rate becomes a major problem with the addicts because they struggle with getting through their day to day lives. Daily activities such as jobs, interactions, and relationships are hard to maintain. Anything will be done to get their hands on the drug, leading to the increased rate of breaking and entering and stealing. No limits will be met when trying to obtain the drug. The program does not help ween these addicts off using heroin, but only helps with the crime rate. Providing the drug will keep these addicts off the streets, decrease crime rate, and keep heroin users out of the hospital. Hospitals will decrease the number of patients who come in from unsanitary needles, yet cannot afford the hospital bills after. This program gives people free heroin in the cleanest way possible, fixing the city but not the addiction that these people face.