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
a short term solution to the
problem. By locking up addicts the government can take them off the streets and they believe that
will stop them using narcotics and
causing any harm to others.
, in the United
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someone caught with even a small amount of heroine is likely to be locked up for at least a year.
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does not solve the actual problem because
addicts can gain access to drugs while in
will still be hooked upon release.
On the other hand
addicts kick their habit under medical supervision is thought to reduce the number of
someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
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 heroine addicts are given
by the doctors until they are ready to stop using the
has resulted in
related crime falling by 80%. I believe
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is preferable because addiction is not a disease and it benefits both the individual and
throwing addicts in jail might get them off the streets 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.