Here is a Letter to the Editor in today's Province. The writer refers to a recovered addict who completely and honestly understands addictions. The writer on the other hand is a theorist who knows nothing of where he speaks. The world is topsy-turvy.
True nature of addiction
The ProvincePublished: Monday, September 29, 2008
Letter writer Barry Joneson and other Insite detractors don't understand the nature of addiction
You cannot force people to do something and unless society is willing to give police the power to do so, then harm reduction is the only thing that makes sense.
You can have all the treatment facilities you want, but addicts who don't want to make use of them will have only the streets to do their drugs