Yes expensive but necessary. Drugs are illegal why not enforce it? A court date fine and on your way isn't good enough. Drug addicts can commit a whole list of crimes and be given good behaviour bond, no jail, no forced rehab. Then it's jail when the court gets sick of you, which doesn't help an addict.
It's all money, jails are private funded that I know of, government may give some funding but ultimately drug rehabs cost more and addicts aren't high enough on the agenda for a government to spend money on it.
Drug addicts do want to quit too, it's not a life they enjoy, but it's hard and the help available isn't enough. When rehab gets hard my bro walks out, if it were up to me Id force him to stay for at least a year, he's been in jail that long plenty of times for pety crime all related to drugs. He's not a bad person and deserves time but help too.
Forced rehab isn't a horrible thing. It's better than jail or death by overdose
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