Those of you who follow political controversy, or controversy in general should be quite familiar with the topic of drug abusers and whether or not what they are suffering from can be considered a disease. For the most part the United States is one of the feel countries in the world that punishes abusers through jail time as opposed to alcohol rehab treatment centers or drug rehab treatment centers and as a result our jails are loaded with abusers.
I am still a little torn on the topic to be honest. I definitely can see how it could be viewed as a disease but I also see the other side that it would never had been a disease to begin with if the conscious choice to start abusing these substances had not been made. I am honestly not sure how I feel about the topic and whether a substance abuser should be jailed or treated. What about you? What are your thoughts? Is it a disease that should be treated or a choice that should be condemned?