Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Drug Addiction around the Globe
I thought this was a very interesting video. It covers the lives of addiction in Pakistan after funding for drug rehabilitation programs were cut. It's interesting to see that drug addiction can creep up in any country on Earth; that we are all indeed human and share many traits. I find it quite sad and discouraging that a government could let addicts who were actually getting treatment become infected by simply using dirty needles. Even in a very strict nation like Pakistan drugs are still a major social issue. Seeing grown men wasting away like dying animals is quite a sight indeed.
I think we don't do enough for drug addicts in the United States. At some point we have to recognize drug addiction for what it is, a medical disease. Throwing drug addicts in prison only prolongs the addiction. They may be clean for a few months to years but there is no real treatment. There can be no hope to the future while being trapped in a cell with strangers everyday.
Tell me what you think about drug addiction across the globe and in your home country. Do you want to eradicate all drug addicts? Is addiction a disease? Let me know.