No one wants to be a drug addict. It is an emotionally, financially and physically draining experience. Unfortunately, no one has to tell you how bad the problem is here in Western Pennsylvania, especially with heroin and Fentanyl.
While the economy improves in many other parts of the country, our region continues to suffer from the loss of manufacturing jobs. Many people have fallen prey to drug addiction out of a sense of hopelessness and despair. Unfortunately, our laws do not do much to help these people. The fear of jail keeps many people from getting the help they need. Should these people have to spend time in jail and destroy their records when they could instead be receiving treatment?