Now, there are a reported 11,000 heroin addicts and 20,000 drug addicts ("City task force to study heroin," Oct. 15). Last year, the city had a reported 622,104 residents making the drug addicts 6.2 percent of the population. This doesn't even mention the number of alcoholics in the city which can be guessed at by the three package goods stores and bars per city block. Baring the true numbers helps one to understand why an 11 percent unemployment rate is actually pretty good. Who wants to hire a druggie?