In January I had a letter in this newspaper on how Christy Clark’s solution to homelessness by opening a temporary shelter was a half-baked non-solution.
Well I feel the same about her Band-Aid solution to drug overdoses and drug caused deaths: temporary injection sites to use illegal drugs which would get them arrested if they were using the same drugs a mere 20 feet away. Temporary until when? After the next provincial election?
Attacking the root of the issue by making access to clinical counselors covered by MSP to help addicts overcome their drug addictions is the way to go.
Whether they are addicted to booze, heroin, cocaine, pornography or gambling help addicts off their addiction by making counselling more accessible. It each cheaper in the long run than cleaning up the mess afterwards.
An ounce of prevention is worth 100 pounds of cure.
Andre Mollon, Langford