I don't presume to know how close you've ever been to full-on drug addiction,
but in my own admittedly small sampling,
many an addict's confinement is the only time in their adult lives they're not using. A great friend passed last year at the ripe old age of 48, but his life was probably extended a decade by frequent periods of abstinence as a guest of the County and State.
At a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the taxpayer. So tell me: Is that a better deal than rehabilitation which would not only cost less, but allow him to stay in the work force contributing to the tax base instead of drawing from it?
The bogosity meter just pegged.