Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
No... we keep providing them help. We don't put them in jail for being perpetually suicidal, and we don't lock people up just for being addicts either.
Karrie, I think that you'll find that if someone was making multiple attempts at suicide, the courts would approve of forced medical treatment in a medical facility, but essentially imprison the individual. What Insite is really doing is enabling these folks and it's (sadly) only a matter of time before the addict falls for the final time from an overdose, exposure to risk of violence, medical related concerns or mental health issues (ie suicide).
Fact is, Insite can attempt to offer some form of passive counseling prior to the individual getting high, but any value in that is lost the moment that narcotic kicks in.
Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear
Dude, don't be silly.
Granted, it is an unrealistic anecdote, but the gravity of the (relative) consequences are the same.