A friend, who is a keen observer of the passing parade, emailed this gem the other night.
I talked to a Vancouver cop the other day. I asked whether they ever had to attend at the junkie condo complex at 16th and Dunbar. The cop replied " Every day".
The cop went on to explain that almost all of the calls were about resident addicts going "batshit" because they have mental health issues.
Remember that Larry Campbell and Sam Sullivan, neither of whom have any credentials as clinicians, assured us that people with dual diagnosis ( i.e addiction plus a mental illness) would be cured by giving them a nice place to live.
I can think of a few addicts who had a nice place to live. Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain etc.etc.
Why does the DSM ( dumb shit media) in this town never, ever follow this up?