Some people think that drug addicts should be treated like criminals and sent to jail, while others believe that they should be treated like patients and sent to hospital

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
them
people in general
they
get better in hospital. On the one hand, custodial sentences
provides
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provide
a short term solution to the
drugs
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drug
problem. By locking up addicts the government can take them off the streets and they believe that
this
will stop them using narcotics and
also
causing any harm to others.
For example
, in the United
states
the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
States
someone caught with even a small amount of heroine is likely to be locked up for at least a year.
However
,
i
refers to the speaker or writer
I
believe that
this
does not solve the actual problem because
drug
addicts can gain access to drugs while in
prisonand
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prison and
will still be hooked upon release.
On the other hand
, helping
drug
addicts kick their habit under medical supervision is thought to reduce the number of
addits
someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
addicts
audits
adults
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.
For example
, in Switzerland heroine addicts are given
free heroine
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the free heroine
by the doctors until they are ready to stop using the
drug
and
this
has resulted in
drug
related crime falling by 80%. I believe
this
methosd
a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
method
is preferable because addiction is not a disease and it benefits both the individual and
societyas
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society as
a whole. In conclusion,
although
throwing addicts in jail might get them off the streets for a few years, it does not treat the actual problem and
that is
why it is more important to help them get off drugs in a medical facility. It is recommended that more governments follow
this
logic and bring in more forward thinking initiatives.
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