LETTER: Stop supporting drug addicts

Dear Editor:

So now the belief is that addiction is a mental disorder. I suppose this is to justify the supporting and condoning of illegal drug use along with the “safe” injection sites and the abuse of our first responders.

As I see it all this expense and time is wasted on junkies while people through no fault of their own (accidents, heart attacks, etc) have to take a back seat and wait sometimes a fatally long time to get the help they are paying for.

The push is on to get drug addicts classified as having a mental illness and thereby qualify for funding courtesy of the taxpayer. Having lived around addiction in the real world (not through textbooks and seminars) all these “victims” got where they are without any help.

I say they can get out of it the same way.

Of course there will be those who say I’m callous and unsympathetic but nothing can be done for these addicts unless they want to stop. Anything else is a waste of time and money and resources.

Want to save money? Randomly test everyone on the welfare rolls for illegal drugs in their system. If it’s there, then no more financial support. Start getting seriously harsh when sentencing the occasional dealer that gets caught. STOP pandering to these self destructive individuals because they are now starting to hurt other people as well by inflicting unnecessary distractions.

Society is getting just too politically correct and it will end up costing us dearly.

– Dan Garrett, Abbotsford

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