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Letter to the editor: We should be hard on drug addicts

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Friday, March 17, 2017 05:01 am
In reference to the story about heroin addition that was presented recently on the local news, I have a few ideas. First of all, the person has to choose to get involved with and do drugs. The person either decides to or decides not to. This is completely different from say a birth defect. Secondly, there is so much information out there today, but some people do not value education.

For the addict, they should have to contribute to their rehab. For instance, beds in a facility was mentioned. I say get the drug users, the people who choose drugs, working at something, anything, to where they are buying their beds and working toward the various payments (upkeep, heat, utilities, insurance, maintenance, food, etc.) required for a building. These things should not be left to the taxpayers.

Make it unpleasant for these people if everything was not just provided, if they were required to fully participate in their rehab they might think, “I’m going to get off this and stop being such a drain to taxpayers, and going to get a job and contribute.”

For the dealers, prison life should be miserable for these losers. I say make them work every day; every day with cold rice and H20 to eat.

Again, I bet they would think twice about selling heroin and other opioids. Why should the taxpayers have to fund any of this, the prisons and jail, and all that it takes to operate them?

We taxpayers are out there every day working, contributing, etc., and yet we are the ones being punished, taxed to death!

Once again, doing drugs is a choice. These people, users, and dealers, should not be rewarded.

Jean A. Rorts


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