How should addicts be treated?
The Home Office is looking at withdrawing benefits from people who're dependent on drugs and alcohol but refuse treatment. What is the best way to get addicts into rehabilitation?
The idea is in a consultation paper on the government's drug strategy for England, Wales and Scotland. Some experts have suggested that withdrawing benefits could lead addicts into crime and prostitution.
The proposals also suggest that addicts on benefits should not be required to seek work while receiving their treatment.
Would you, or do you know someone who'd be affected by the plans? What, do you think, is the best way to treat alcohol and drug addiction? What support should be given to addicts?
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