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originally posted by: underpass61
a reply to: vonclod
Normalizing this behavior, making it socially acceptable is certainly enabling. The erosion of social standards just makes it easier to be an addict. Addiction should be hard, otherwise where's the motivation to quit?
originally posted by: Bent8484
This is a pretty ridiculous progression, from the standpoint of risk management. Yes, people are going to use anyway, but the state should encourage long-term recovery and offer short term emergency resources (like nurses at safe injection sites, or laws not to prosecute for possession as a result of calling in EMTs), not to encourage users to feel like using in the first place can be safe. It's a risky behavior no matter what, and recovery should always be the goal.
This money could've gone to clinics and social workers, instead of billboards...