Growing addiction problem addressed in Albany

Prescription drug and heroin abuse is on the rise, and multiple local agencies are partnering to combat the problem.

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Robert - 3/12/2014 8:01 PM
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Getting treatment and continuing to feed the addiction with illegal drugs is not the answer. The County and other agencirs are secretly placing active and dangerous addicts in apartments with elderly and disabled neighbors, without any concern for their safety. Innocent people are getting hurt, yet the Local and State Agencies when confronted with their placement activities, throw up their hands as to say there is nothing they can do. But if you look at the quality of life in neighborhoods where their are outpatient rehabs, crime is greater, gangs are prevalent, and those who are appointed to look after these addicts don't live anywhere near their client or cases. It's the most vulnerable in our society that has to put up with the drugs and the violence. And if you haven't noticed, Albany is the Capitol of Drug Rehabilitation. I say put those who are court mandated to attend Rehab, in big warehouses where they can be watched while doing their drugs. It would be much less costly, and better for the community and it's residents. Placing Drug Addicts in modern decent apartments, over and next to unsuspecting non addicts is unethical and more expensive, because the addict will continue to use while attending taxpayer funded outpatient drug addiction services. Hiding these addicts by placing them in their so called own apartment is not productive or worthwhile for anyone if they are still using!
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