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.
Revision: A vast problem in Vancouver with heroin addicts committing crimes to support their addiction is on the rise. The program offered is not working to help rehabilitate the addicts. Addicts have difficulty maintaining any form of relationship and accomplishing daily tasks. Addicts will stop at nothing to get what they desire most, heroin. Breaking and entering seems to be the most common crime committed by addicts. The program’s main issue centers around not being able to ween addicts off of heroin. Although crime rates have gone down, the main issue of providing addicts with heroin is very much prevalent. While hospitals have decreased the number of patients who come in with problems surrounding unsterilized needles, free heroin is still being given to addicts. Whilst the program gives free heroin in the cleanest possible way which keeps the city crime rate low; the main issue at hand addiction, will continue on.