Re: “Addicts need help with rehabilitation”, reader’s letter, Feb. 28:


Addiction is a choice the first time; thereafter it is a need. Put 100 people in a room and give them drugs for one week and you’ll make 100 drug addicts.


I agree with (letter writer Melissa L.) that addicts need support in addition to maintenance drugs. Getting an addict to maintain is one thing. Getting them to function as contributing members of society is something else.