Re: Ex state rep, who focused in part on drug abuse, caught with 1/2 kilo of meth.
posted at 5/23/2013 3:17 PM EDT
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
Funny thing though: Defense lawyers and PDs urge ending the war on drugs, even though it would sharply reduce a demad for defense lawyers.
Prosecutors? Not nearly as often.
How about the current"War on Addiction"? ....Thousands of former addicts given jobs in the public sector, as part of the army of "counselors". The failure rates for the current government approach to rehab are astronomical. A successful approach, even if more harsh, is better for those to kick drugs...
Take drugs, get sent to a rehab, where they tell you it is a disease and you have little control, not your fault...not surprising this approach doesnt work. But at least the rest of us can feel good about it!
In China, there were 20 million opiate addicts in 1949, when Mao took over. He had the greatest success at drug treatment in history...
Mao killed drug dealers, and threatened death to addicts. It worked, millions quit. If it was a "disease" impossible to overcome, that wouldnt have happened.
We should not of course do what Mao did...but it is better for the addict' s chance of stopping, to be honest and them it is in fact a moral issue and personal issue, and put in real incentives to quit!