Relapse shouldn't be a crime
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Everyday in the American justice system people suffering from substance abuse/addiction are legally charged and sentenced to jail because their disease followed the medically defining progression of becoming still worse. Unfortunately addiction is not treated with medical or physcological attention and instead resources are focused on punishing the addicts struggling to make sense of how to treat their very unique but common disease.
We wouldn't arrest anyone else for having their disease unsuccessfully returning despite all efforts given. Cancer isn't an illegally created/acquired disease. Nobody is angry at the cancer patient.
Addiction is a disease that will leave others furious at you. You'll get sober for a time before relapsing and you'll hear advice on how you need to try harder or use will power as treatment. People will cut you out because of it.
Every addict is responsible to treat their disease. Everyone fails in life. Addiction is so complex that treating it is more philosophy than scientific fact. Please add your name so we can bring attention to this outrageous practice being used today. It is illegal to jail someone over a medical issue!
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