You realize right, that this is basically the same thing that the mafia, or other criminal entity, does in an extortion racket? Pay us “X” or you’ll have a little “accident”? That’s basically the same thing. You pay for our drugs or else we’ll steal from you, kill you, maybe even rape you before stealing from you and killing you?
Darklight: in regard to rehab service and failure rate… it’s a poor craftsman who blames his tools. Every druggy I’ve met, who hasn’t figured out that’s a bad path, blames everybody else for the situation he/she is in. Society failed me, the treatment program failed me, my family failed me. Have seen tons of people go into treatment and until they are ready to assume responsibility for their actions, it doesn’t do anything. It’s not “treatment failure,” it’s the failure of the person to follow through with what is required.
Unless people are expected to be responsible for their own actions, they won’t change their behaviors. Giving people “free” (at taxpayer’s expense) heroin simply enables their habit. Think too of the message that sends to kids. Heroin must not be that bad, the province is giving it away.