No One Deserves to Die by Overdose

No One Deserves to Die by Overdose . . . so true.

But it is also true that everyone deserves an opportunity to recover–the help they need, when they need it and a community/system that treats them with HOPE as well as compassion.

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The writer says, “We need to accept the reality that people will always use drugs. . .”. Again, true. However, why is Alternet so averse to acknowledging the reality that we are letting people die of untreated/undertreated addiction? If we were talking about suffering/harm related to treatable cancer, would it be enough to advocate for pain management but not treatment? Why is palliative care enough for this population? Why?