Maybe not now, but you would have them sign away their chance at a fresh start, down the line? Don’t we all deserve that chance? Here’s why it’s dangerous: it offers an almost instant gratification versus potential long-term disappointment, and as you well know, people with addictions are all about instant gratification. If there were NO money being offered, it would be a more ethical programme because it would be basically offering a medical treatment for free. If people genuinely wanted it, they could get it. Attaching money to it and presenting it to an addict as a “choice” is a fallacy.
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I see your side of the argument but the fact is that some people just have no interest in being clean. And some of the methods aren’t permanent…just an IUD. It’s the same as the needle exchange programs; it’s not ideal to supply addicts with fresh needles but it’s a means to an end when it comes to keeping down the spread of HIV.
- Markatto Maybe not now, but you would have the...