I'm wondering what the libertarian attitude to addiction is?
I've found this is pretty varied, I know one person who is totally sober now but who had problems with alcohol addiction when they were young (like preteens even) and they are a mentally hardline libertarian because they see the redistribution involved in the welfare state and benefits as sustaining addictions problems, like thos they had and which existed in their family for generations.
On the other hand, he doesnt support wholesale legalisation of drugs, at least not because he thinks that drug use is a good idea, maybe because he doesnt think its a problem that police time is usefully spent on.
What I do find is that a lot of libertarians think drug using is a good idea, even if they dont think its a good idea they always strike me as small time dealers of something or that they would like to be small time dealers of something given the chance, at least the ones which I meet online. So they dont seem to worry to much about addiction, either experiencing it themselves or their family members experiencing it or enabling anyone else with addictions.
I wonder what the views of the resident libertarians are.