I completely agree with you but I think rehab programs are effective in the sense that it gives the user time to get clean and clear minded enough to make the decision of whether or not they want sobriety. When you’re addicted to a substance such as heroin or any really, the substance controls you. The addict is powerless.

My impression or purpose of these programs are to get people passed the detox point, sobered up, shown coping tools and life skills but the actually work of staying sober doesn’t start until after they are discharged and sent back out into the world.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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