Drug addiction is not a clear-cut, black-and-white issue like what some commenters here seem to think it to be. Yes, drug use is a choice and yes, it is a bad one, but you have to consider what drove them to make these decisions in the first place. No one wants to be a drug addict and I’m sure that every single one of those people shown in this post know that what they are doing is bad. Maybe they were neglected or abandoned as a child and drug use was a way to numb the emotional pain, or maybe their parents were users themselves. Or maybe they grew up in an area where the only choice they had (in their eyes) was to sell the drug, which then led to them becoming users themselves. It is easy for those of us who have never been in these circumstances to say “If it were me, I could make the better choice and walk away from the drugs” but if it were really you, chances are you may have ended up the same way. As fellow human beings, all I ask is for us to give them the benefit of the doubt and consider why they became this way instead of immediately labelling all addicts as “bad people” and locking them up without a second thought. I agree that some addicts actually deserve to be locked up but why should those who actually want help and can be rehabilitated be punished by this?
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