Pubdate: Mon, 24 Oct 2005
Source: Edmonton Journal (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005 The Edmonton Journal
Author: S.M. Thomson


Re: New beds for drug rehabilitation.

According to a news report, more beds will be made available to help 
people beat their drug addictions. I'm glad to hear it but I want more.

I want rehabilitation centres to be kept open year round. Drug 
dealers don't close up shop for a month around Christmas, and neither 
should drug rehab centres.

Holiday seasons are particularly difficult for addicts who may have 
lost their families, homes and employment, along with their self-respect.

At a time when addicts might be at such a low point that they want to 
turn their lives around, the very people who could help them seem to 
disappear for a month.

Please, let's do more to recover these lost souls.

S.M. Thomson,

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