Re: “Pipe plan scrapped,” July 12.
I think the program makes sense, not only to make drug use safer for those already addicted, but also to educate at the same time and find out how big the problem is.
There are not enough rehabilitation centres, so even those who want to get off drugs may face a waiting period and during that time it would be safer for them to be protected from those horrible health threats by using sterile equipment.
I don’t think it encourages drug use. Those people who want to use will use anyway. There are other reasons for that, especially growing poverty, injustice and the high inflation rate. Drug use is a symptom, not the root problem.
I fully support this program. It offers protection for today, not hopes for tomorrow when someone addicted may not survive that long.