CBC News - Saskatchewan - Saskatchewan won't get safe-injection sites
Okay, let's follow the logic again...
IV Drug use begets needle exchange programs, which in turn begets higher IV drug use, which begets more junkies not caring about their own conditions which begets higher incidence of blood born diseases which begets safe injection sites which begets higher crime statistics in the area around the safe injection site and higher drug use.
The problem is that any of these "fixes" are a bandage solution.
I note on the above post that my comment about more counseling and less needles (May 16, 5:38pm) handed out and promptly got more dislikes than likes. Fair enough but when all is said and done, the people that "disliked" that comment are the ones that don't care about fixing the problem. They are the ones that feel more MUST be better. That more MUST lead to better results. That more money, more needles, more safe havens for drug users, more of everything but a counseling session MUST be the best thing for all those poor drug users.
Well you know what? I'm tired of that logic - sometimes less is better. The fact is that the drug users don't care if they get help, they only care about their next fix, and they will continue on that path when they hit bottom. They can't hit bottom if someone is constantly there to stop them before they hit bottom.
Sometimes the best help you can give a person is to walk away and let them figure it out on their own. Tough to do, tougher if they are family, but in the end, they will thank you for it.