The one area where our society is so misdirected about psychoactive drug control is the vast unknown. The thought, if the law enforcement can keep drugs away from our populace there will be no addicts or we will reduce the number of addicts. There is evidence this not true.
Another untruth preached is; if the addict does not use psychoactive drugs he is a state of remission or cured. The effect of psychoactive drugs upon the brain is not fully know and the addict must find some solution to change his life in a manner the psychoactive drugs are not thought to be an extinguisher for a brain on fire.
We might point the addict in some direction to change his life. We should punish his misbehavior. We should never take away his extinguisher nor his methodology for change.
So goes a misdirected “Drug War” via Drug Prohibition.