Pubdate: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC) Copyright: 2011 The Vancouver Sun Contact: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/letters.html Website: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/477 Author: Larry Bleasdale LAWYER'S VIEWS ON ADDICTS, ADDICTION MEET DISAPPROVAL Re: Drug addicts should be sent to isolated work camps, Opinion, Sept. 14 As someone who has known more than a few addicts personally, I was insulted to read Mr. Purdy equating someone's descent into addiction as " the action of an amoral fool." His view is rude, foolish and most of all, ignorant. Addicts are a varied lot with varied characteristics. Believe it or not, it's possible for addicts to be decent, hard-working folk. While we all believe that people are responsible for their actions, his statement that someone "chooses to be an addict" is the rubbish of a personal-responsibility-absolutist. Larry Bleasdale Vancouver - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.