A hand up, not hand out

I'm sorry, but I am not trying to be unsympathetic to homeless drug addicts ... but come on!

All this harm reduction with free needles and safe sites and naloxone kits and wet housing is getting a bit ridiculous.

How is enabling all these addicts helping?

How about treatment to get off drugs, treat the mental illness, or maybe there is just no incentive to clean up with all the harm reduction strategy?

Kelowna and area is being overrun with crime because of it, businesses are leaving because of it, and tax-paying citizens are living in fear because of it.

A new plan is needed before Kelowna turns into more of a nightmare.

Stop enabling and start offering a real, sustainable strategy that will give a hand up, not a hand out.

Cat Ferris

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