Some would argue that people who are addicted to drugs should go to jail because they have broken the law, while others say that they are sick and should be taken care of in hospital. While sentencing them to a term in prison is the quick and easy solution, I believe that it is better to be compassionate and help
get better in hospital.
On the one hand, custodial sentences provide a short term solution to the
problem. By locking up addicts the government can take them off the street and they believe that
will stop them using narcotics and
causing any harm to others.
, in the United States someone caught with even a small amount of heroine is likely to be locked up for a year.
, I believe that
is not solve
is not solving
does not solve
has not solved
the actual problem because
addicts can gain access to drugs while in prison and will be hooked upon release.
On the other hand
addicts kick their habit under medical supervision is thought to reduce the number of addicts in the long term. By treating addiction as a disease and the person with compassion, the root cause can be addressed and that person can eventually become free from drugs.
, in Switzerland heroin addicts are given free heroin by doctors until they are ready to stop using the
has resulted in
related crime falling by 80%. I believe
method is preferable because addiction is a disease and it benefits both the individual and society as a whole.
throwing addicts in jail might get them off the street for a few years, it does not treat the actual problem and
why it is more important to help them get off drugs in a medical facility. It is recommended that more governments follow
logic and bring in more forward thinking initiatives.