This trickle down affect has even led to discrimination in housing. Now, a criminal record will likely prevent someone from being able to find an apartment or house even though a person has recovered from their drug addiction.
How in the hell can we as a society expect someone who has recovered, to remain in sobriety with so much discrimination?
The stigma will continue as long as we allow it.
If we want to solve our nation’s drug problems, we need to focus less on obtaining convictions and more on preventing addictions. We should be treating people with addictions, not handcuffing them.
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