Commentary by Dr. Joseph Shrand: Drug Addiction is Not a Moral Failing

“There is an unfortunate tradition of being angry and disgusted at people who are addicted to heroin. Seeing addiction as a moral failing, these folks become outraged that our government spends their tax dollars on treating people who knew from the start they were using an addictive drug, in essence telling them they were on their own and we should not be spending a dime to help them. Their addiction was their fault and they were stuck with it. If those repelled by the addict had their way, all of these people would be cast aside to rot.”

Source: – November 17, 2012