Working Proposal 1:
The goto approach to dealing with drug and alcohol addiction has always been rehabilitation of some sort. Its intuitive design of edging addicts away from their narcotic crutch makes logical sense, and is thus adopted by most of the world. As with everything, however, it is not the only way to deal with the issue. Recently, cities like Vancouver have begun to introduce a significantly different tactic in helping addicts of drugs, specifically heroin. Instead of attempting to lean the individuals off of the drug, they are challenging another front by actually supplying the addicts with drugs for free. Not only will this help curb the drug-related crimes in the area, but it will allow addicts to focus on leading a more productive life while not worrying about how they’ll get their next fix.
Working Proposal 2:
Vancouver, along with a slew of European nations before them, have begun to treat drugs with drugs. And no over the counter medicine is involved here; they’re giving heroin addicts heroin in an effort to combat some of the adverse effects of having addicts in their area, such as drug crime rates being higher than they’d like. They have adopted this in favor of traditional rehabilitation, which does not have a one hundred percent success rate like this claims to have, albeit with radically different results. In seeking to be different, cities like these have also opted to reap the rewards and consequences of this new approach.
- Classic Stance on Rehabilitation
- Ease of Counterintuitivity
- Success of Rehabilitation
- More to come
Working Hypothesis 1:
Sometimes traditional rehabilitation, or getting addicts clean, is not always the simplest way to solve a drug problem. Supplying them could potentially lead to a more effective, albeit nontraditional solution.
Working Hypothesis 2:
Vancouver, along with numerous other European countries, have recently been battling drug addiction in their city streets by giving the addicts what they want most: their drugs.
Topics for Smaller Papers:
- What determines successful rehabilitation?
- The long term effects of supplying drug addicts with drugs
- Reasons for “traditional” rehab being preferred
Current State of Research Paper:
Yes, I’m certainly aware the paper needs more work, specifically more detail has to be delivered on each of the content elements. My intentions lie with writing a paper describing the counterintuitivity and how it functions and interacts with society, not necessarily taking a side anywhere. If this approach is not ideal then you can just say so, and I’ll change it up a bit.