Drug addiction is not just a choice. In most cases, addiction is more chemical and neurologically based. Chemical measures as well as psychological measures should be taken to truly help drug-addicted patients recover from their additions.
In the "war on drugs" there are many people who are unnecessarily victimized - almost innocent bystanders. But the people who suffer the most are the minorities in this country. African Americans, Mexicans and other minorities always seem to get the raw deal when it comes to sentencing.