There is a huge problem in Vancouver with heroin addicts committing crimes to support their habits. The “free heroin for addicts” program is doing everything they can to stop the addicts. The problem is that there is a large crime rate due to the addicts. It is obvious that addicts have a hard time getting through their day to day lives. Daily activities such as jobs, interactions, and relationships are hard to maintain because of the fact that they are using. By heroin users being addicted, they will do whatever they have to do to get their hands on the drug. The types of crimes committed are those of breaking and entering as well as stealing. There are no limits to where they will go to retrieve this drug so that they can feed their addiction. The problem with this program is that it won’t help to ween these addicts off using heroin. It is only trying to save the city from rising crime rates that they’re up to. By providing the drug, these addicts will be off the streets, which in turn will prevent them from committing minor street crimes. This will also keep the heroin users out of the hospital. It is pointless that the hospitals have to deal with people that want to use bad drugs or unsanitary needles and find themselves being unable to afford hospital bills and hard to cope without the drug. This program gives people free heroin in the cleanest way possible. This will in turn fix the city but not the addiction that these people face.
Because of an increase of crime in Vancouver, the “free heroin for addicts” program has begun offering free heroin to those who are severely addicted. The addicts go above and beyond to get their hands on these drugs, tarnishing the reputation of safety of the city. Functioning in society is near impossible for these addicts, as they have no jobs, relationships, and few social interactions, which makes them hell-bent on getting their next fix to suppress their problems. With this new program though, the only beneficiaries are the non addicts of the city. Crime rates go down, but addiction rate of heroin stays the same. Although the addicts will “shoot up” in a facility surrounded by professionals, claiming that they will be safer since they are injecting themselves with “clean” heroin is simply just an excuse to purify the streets of Vancouver.