the amount of money from govt programs here that go towards buying heroin is absurd. at the beginning of the month is when you see it most, junkies nodding out all over.
the govt should open up a target type store with food, toiletries, necessary medicine and the such. if you are approved for any kind of welfare you can go to the store, present your picture ID and your welfare card and they can look you up in the system and dispence the items you need. putting actual money on the street is just absurd, even the "independence" cards are just sold for cash and then the cash goes to drugs. such a wasteful system.