I seriously doubt that you can find a person that has personally had more conversations with different alcoholics/drug addicts about the subject of addiction than Weirdharold. This does not make me an expert or do I have any more knowledge of this subject than anyone else. However it does give me a different perspective on what might aid the suffering, simply put, allowing the person to use the substance, but holding him accountable for disturbing the peace of others.
This methodology gives honest relationships between the addict and the public. It focuses on disruptive behavior, not on the substance the addict finds misdirected relief.
Of the thousands of alcoholics that I have discussed our malady, none believed they could stop drinking without some form of spiritual aid. Many , many of these the people have gone back to drinking because the can rationalize (or convince themselves) a drink will be okay. This thought continues until the alcoholic develops honest relationships with others.
However Nancy Reagan says,”Just say no”, then convinces our legislators to spend 100s of billion of dollars to stop drugs from being sold, and to education people how not to be alcoholics and drug addicts. I bet if we really try we can teach people how not to be diabetic, or not to suffer from ALS, Alzheimer, and bipolar. I bet it will work just like the Drug War and just say no, such a sweet saying. It is almost as nice as saying do not go near the restroom when you have the green apple quick step.