"Vancouver health authority begins its free crack pipe program for addicts"
I think it's a giant waste of money that could be allocated in supporting better methods of combating addiction. Methods that actually attempt to address the problem, not just put a band-aid on it. To me, it seems selfish on the government's part. It appears that they're only worried about the strain that these addicts put on the health care system ($$$) when they're circulated through the ER because of the problems that addiction inflict on an individual. The main focus should be effectively treating these people and rehabilitating them, not giving them fancy, clean, shatterproof, heat-resistant crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia.